The annual Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Dry Creek will be held at the Greenbrier State Forest on Aug. 15-17. The re-enactment will commemorate the Battle of Dry Creek on Aug. 26-27, 1863, which occurred near the intersection of Route 92 and U.S. Route 60 on the east end of White Sulphur Springs.\r\n\r\nOn Saturday, Aug. 16, there will a skirmish at 12:30 p.m. followed by a variety of activities throughout the afternoon. A period concert and dance is scheduled for 6 p.m. followed by an artillery night firing at 9 p.m.\r\n\r\nOn Sunday, Aug. 17, a worship service will be held at 10 a.m. and the re-enactment of the Battle of Dry Creek is scheduled for 2 p.m.\r\n\r\nThe encampment is open to the general public on both Saturday and Sunday and there will be no charge for admission to all spectators on either day.\r\n\r\nThis year\u2019s event is sponsored by the Greenbrier State Forest in conjunction with the Battle of Dry Creek Committee and Bryan\u2019s Battery, a local Confederate artillery re-enactment group, based in Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties.\r\n\r\nSo far this year, Bryan\u2019s Battery has been involved in the National Civil War Artillery Association training at Jackson\u2019s Mill, the Battle of Scary Creek & Hurricane Bridge (Hurricane), Gilbert Civil War Days (Gilbert), the 150th Anniversary of the Skirmish at Jeffersonville (Tazewell, VA) and the Wyoming County Civil War Days\/Skirmish at Matheny Chapel (Oceana).\r\n\r\nFollowing the Battle of Dry Creek on Aug. 15-17, the local group plans to participate in the Skirmish in the Hills at Chief Logan State Park in Logan on Sept. 26-28.\r\n\r\nAnyone interested in Civil War re-enacting or wanting more information concerning Bryan\u2019s Battery may contact Tim Walker at 304-653-4737. More details concerning the Battle of Dry Creek can be found at www.battleofdrycreek.org.\r\n\r\nOriginally organized in Lewisburg\u00a0 in March 1862, Bryan\u2019s Battery was an actual artillery battery comprised of volunteers from Greenbrier and Monroe Counties and named for its founder, Captain Thomas Andrew Bryan.\r\n\r\nBryan\u2019s Battery was active throughout the War in defense of the Commonwealth of Virginia and participated in the liberation of Pearisburg, Lewisburg, and in the Kanawha Valley campaign. Early in the War much of their time was spent defending the Greenbrier Valley and New River Valley from invasion which led to their involvement in the Battle of Fayetteville, Cloyd\u2019s Mountain and New River Bridge. Later in the War, the Battery was transferred to the Shenandoah Valley and was active in the Battle of Piedmont (near Staunton), Lynchburg and Martinsburg.\r\n\r\nLater in 1864, they were part of Jubal Early\u2019s attempted encirclement of Washington, DC and participated in the Battle of the Monocacy in Maryland and skirmished near Rockville, MD, a mere 12 miles north of Washington, DC. Following the excursion into Maryland, Bryan\u2019s Battery participated in the historic defense of the Shenandoah Valley in the battles of Winchester, Strasburg and Cedar Creek plus many skirmishes too numerous to mention. At the end of the War, they were holding their ground at Christiansburg. The history of this group is included in\u00a0 Lowry\u2019s, Bryan\u2019s and Chapman\u2019s Batteries of Virginia Artillery by J. L. Scott, a volume in the Virginia Regimental Histories Series.