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      Battle Of
       West Point

        The annual commemoration of the April 16, 1865, Battle of West Point is held at the reconstructed Fort Tyler off Sixth Avenue in West Point, Ga.  

        The commemoration weekend begins with a military ball featuring period dance and music on Friday evening. Living history demonstrations begin Saturday morning and conclude with a candlelight memorial service that evening.  Admission to all events is free.     

     Re-enactments give us a picture of daily life and clothing of that period.  Members of Company G, 2nd Georgia Infantry, the Columbus Guards and the West Point Living History group participate in this manner.

        You  can get to Fort Tyler from Interstate 85.   Take the West Point exit and travel west on US 29.  Turn north on Third Avenue, then west on 10th Street, and north again on Sixth Avenue.  The park is one block up on the left.  

        The Civil War re-enactors commemorating the battle of Fort Tyler in West Point won't be re-enacting the battle. With good reason: The reconstructed Confederate fort sits snugly atop a rise amid prime real estate. There's no room for massive troop movements, no buffer to muffle cannon fire.  

        Signs at the site off Sixth Avenue tell Fort Tyler's tale in great detail, so maybe re-enacting the battle would be as unnecessary as enacting it.  


Anniversary  Events

2010 - 145th Anniversary 2004 - 139th Anniversary
2009 - 144th Anniversary

2003 - 138th Anniversary

2006 - 141st Anniversary  2002 - 137th Anniversary
2005 - 140th Anniversary


            DVD Movie available for sale at West Point Depot (www.westpoindepot.com)

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