Canon fire, Civil War encampments highlight final day of Jackson’s Mill Jubilee


The Jackson’s Mill Jubilee had a little bit of something for everyone this weekend. Cars, crafts, food, tractors, and of course, things that go boom. 

“We fire off to show how the canon … what it would’ve been sounding like in the actual time. and to give an encampment of what it would’ve been like for the civil war encampment,” said John Brasuk, a member of the 1st West Virginia Battery B. 

Brasuk and the 1st Virginia Battery B turned themselves into the 1st West Virginia unit this weekend. not only did some change states. Some changed the color of their uniform. the change necessary though, he says, to make what they do accurate. 

“We’re here to teach. we want to bring history alive. we want to bring the aspect of what it was like. as far as it goes, to educate, to make sure the right information is getting out there,” said Brasuk. 

After demonstrations that included proper alignment, and bayonet techniques, people were able to come down and interact with the 1st West Virginia Battery unit, but they all wanted to see and hear one thing. 

The canon. 

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