WP Fest 3WHITE PLAINS, Ky. (4/14/19) — The White Plains Civil War Festival continues today with an authentic encampment, reenactments and memorabilia reflecting the era.

A Ladies Tea was held mid-morning Saturday at White Plains Community Center, where participants turned out in hoop dresses and accessories including gloves and fancy hats.

North Carolina native Charles Morrison of Clarksville, Tennessee, portrayed an Army chaplain during Saturday’s activities, noting he had become an actual ordained minister three years ago. He said people would often request him to perform marriage ceremonies, but previously had to turn them down.

Morrison says, he is “street legal,” as far as wedding ceremonies are concerned. He is with the Army of Tennessee, and has been participating in reenactments for 30 years.

“I get a lot of satisfaction out of it,” he said.

Morrison, along with mock battles between the Union and Confederate soldiers, can been seen today in While Plains, where there will be cannons fired and mock casualties at 3 p.m.

Civil War church services begin 10 a.m. today. 

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Ladonna Kay Lee
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