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Battle of Natural Bridge

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March 6-8, 2020. Natural Bridge State Park in Woodville Florida, just South of Tallahasse. We will be Union Marines and Sailors. Mess fee is $20 and powder and caps are $35. This is a great small event with lots of time to relax and enjoy the camp. The battles are fun with the Marines attacking from the woods across a creek on the actual battlefield.  

River Blast

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March ?,2020. National Museum of the Civil War Navy in Columbus Georgia. Www.portcolumbus.org. We will be Marines and Sailors from the USS Pawnee.  The museum is fantastic and the camping is nice. There are lots of visitors to educate and entertain and plenty of time to learn and practice the art of being a Marine, with training in marching, bayonet drill, colors, canon drill, and the proper wearing of the uniform. Meals are on your own this weekend. We eat out Saturday night as a group.

Battle of Tunnel Hill

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September ?, 2020 Tunnel Hill Georgia. This battle recreates part of the Chattanooga campaign and takes place on the actual battlefield right next to the railroad tunnel carved right through the mountain. Camping is in the trees on a hillside. Period ball on Saturday night, sutlers and near I-75 for easy travel access.  $5 reenactor fee. If you need powder and caps for the weekend we sell it for $40. If you want to join us in the mess its $20 to eat with us all weekend. Bring your own drinks. 

Tunnel Hill Heritage Center
215 Clisby Austin Road
Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
706-876-1571
Directions: I-75, Exit #336, U.S. Hwy. 41 north 4-1/2 miles, right on Oak Street in Tunnel Hill; or I-75, Exit #339, U.S. Hwy. 41 south 4 miles, left on Oak Street.

More reenactments

Occupation of Sandersville

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The 155th Anniversary of the Occupation of SandersvilleA Historic Civil War ReenactmentOctober 25  through 27, 2019We are pleased to have you join us for a journey back though time to 1864. We strive to make this event both reenactor and spectator friendly. Our deepest appreciation goes to our sponsors and supporters whose generosity makes these events possible. We also appreciate the sincere dedication of the reenactors and a small army of local volunteers in preserving and sharing our history.Our event offers many opportunities to participate with something to please everyone. The unique art collection at the Brown House is an excellent way to learn more of the personal and community histories of the Civil War in Washington County. The narrated Bus Tour allows one to actually stand on the ground of important historical sites.  The Blue-Gray Masquerade Ball is open to the public, which is a rare occurrence for most reenactments. The Christian Worship Service provides all with the opportunity to share a church service with others from near and far.While you are here, take time to explore some of the local attractions and shopping opportunities.  If you would like more information on the Occupation of Sandersville or Sandersville's local attractions and lodging, dining, or shopping opportunities, visit the Local Info page or call the Washington County Chamber of Commerce at 478-552-3288. Please revisit this web page for updates.Order of EventsOpening of Civil War Art Show
Monday, October 7, 2019 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Brown House Museum
Admission is Free
The exhibit is available during regular Brown House Museum Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 2:00 - 5:00 pm and Sat. 10:00 am - 3:00 pmTwilight Lantern Tour of Sandersville Old City Cemetery
Saturday, October 19, 2019 & Sunday, October 20
5:00 pm Until
100 Virginia Avenue, Sandersville
$5 per personReenactor Registration and Camp on Arms
Friday, October 25, 2019. Registration opens at 12 pm on Thursday, October 24, 2019. Forest Grove PlantationBattle of Sandersville Reenactment
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:00 am until 11:30 am
Courthouse Square
Admission is FreeLiving History demonstrations, camps and food vendors open to the public
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Noon - 5:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
Admission is FreeLadies Tea
Saturday, October 26 4:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
For ladies in period attire, spectators may observe from the perimeter
Admission is FreeBlue-Gray Masquerade Ball
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
$10 per person
(Reenactors and Children under 12 free)
Period Dress OptionalPeriod Church Service
Sunday, October 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forest Grove Plantation
Admission is freeTactical Battle Reenactment
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forest Grove Plantation
Sutlers and Food Vendors open to the public
$5 per person
(Children under 12 free)

November

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Nov. 22-24, 2019. Pioneer Museum in Dade City, Fl. We will be portraying US Marines and Sailors. There will be small skirmishes Saturday and Sunday, but this is more of a living history event. We will set up fun educational booths to teach the public about the Navy and Marines during the Civil War. The museum is located 1 mile north of Dade City on the east side of Route 301. 


15602 Pioneer Museum Rd. Dade City, Fl 33523.


We will have a mess serving all 3 meals Saturday and 2 on Sunday. $20 per person. If you need to borrow equipment or a tent, we have that. If you need powder for your rifle (we have those too) its $35. 

 

Brooksville Raid

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Dates: January 17-19, 2020

Information: Hosted by the Hernando Historical Museum Assoc. and the North Pinellas County Scout

Sertoma Club. Your help is always appreciated on school day, Friday the 17th. Two battles (2:30 PM

Sat. & 1:30 PM Sun.) A Children’s battle will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, Jan. 18th for reenactor

children only. The Ladies Tea will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday for ladies in period dress; Blue/Gray

Ball Saturday night at 8:00 PM for all registered reenactors in period dress; church service Sunday

morning. A $5.00 reenactor fee will be collected at the registration desk. Paid reenactors will receive a

ticket for a chance at a $50.00 gift certificate (ten will be given away) to be used at any sutlers in

Sutlers Row during the event. Winners will be announced at the Blue/Gray Ball

Cavalrymen – There will not be a cavalry bounty of any type. Please remember to bring your own hay

for your horse(s) as there will be no on-site horse hay. All horses and mules will be required to show

current Coggins papers at the registration desk before they will be allowed on the property.

Artillery – An artillery bounty of $125 will be given to pre-registered cannons only. Each cannon must

participate in both battles to be eligible for the bounty. Cannon registration forms can be downloaded

from the Raid website. Anyone wanting to help with school day or cannon registration questions

please contact Bob Gomillion at bobgomillion@yahoo.com.

Sutlers – For sutler registration information contact Bob Burnett at loafersglorysut@aol.com.

Reenactor Fee: $5 fee per person (13 years and under free).

Battle of Olustee

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The Battle of Olustee, FL

Dates: February 14-16, 2020

Information: Olustee Battlefield State Historic State Park, Sanderson, Florida. Help is always

appreciated during Education Day, Friday, February 15. If you are participating in the school day

programs, please arrive on Thursday as the front gate will be closed while students are present on

Friday. The reenactment takes place on the actual site where the Battle of Olustee (Ocean Pond) was

fought. Best gathering of Civil War sutlers and welcome new sutlers. Friday is School Day. Battles

Saturday and Sunday. Full scale artillery only. The Olustee Battle Festival Parade in downtown Lake

City, FL will begin at 10:30 AM. Reenactors are encouraged to participate. Buses will transport

reenactors to and from the parade grounds immediately after colors on Saturday and will be served

breakfast. Due to concerns for public safety, NO pets will be allowed at the park during the

reenactment weekend. This does not apply to horses. Get there early. The crowd gets big fast and

parking is extremely limited. Registration information can be found online at www.battleofolustee.org

Reenactor Fee: NONE

Contact: Contact the Olustee Battlefield Historic Site at (386) 758-0400 or email

olusteecso@yahoo.com

Website: http://battleofolustee.org/ or https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Olustee-Battlefield

Location/Direction: 5890 Battlefield Trail Road, Olustee, Florida 32087

The battlefield is located just fifteen miles east of Lake City on Hwy. 90 from I-75 and 50 miles west of

Jacksonville. Take I-75 to Hwy. 90 exit. Go east on Hwy. 90. Drive slow, the signs at the entrance for

Reenactors have been small and hard to see in the past.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/gB4OV

Battle of Natural Bridge

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The 155th Anniversary and 43rd Annual Reenactment of the Battle of

Natural Bridge, FL

Dates: March 6-8, 2020

Information: Held on the original site of the battle at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State

Park. Registration begins on Friday with battle reenactments on both Saturday and Sunday. NO

REENACTOR FEES. The Ladies Soldier's Friend Sewing Society will host civilian events including a

Children's Tea and Ladies' Tea on Saturday. Military, medical, and living history demonstrations

throughout the day including historic presentations by volunteers (2nd USCT) from the John G. Riley

Center/Museum of African American History and Culture. Civil War dance at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, the

Anna Jackson Chapter 224 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) will celebrate their annual

pilgrimage to the site with a brief ceremony and the laying of a wreath honoring the original

participants of the battle. Period merchants on site as well as food vending by the Tallahassee Elks

Lodge. Artillery by invitation only. No cavalry.

Reenactor Fee: NONE


Contact: 850-922-6007, Infantry, particularly Union, contact Captain Chris Ellrich at

cellrich@hotmail.com

Limited authentic civilian camping, apply in advance by contacting Carrie Cook at

carrie.cook14@gmail.com

No RV camping on site. Sutlers and artillery by invitation only. Please direct all other inquiries to Bob

Trapp at btrapp@nbhscso.com

Website: http://www.nbhscso.com or http://www.floridastateparks.org/naturalbridge/ or on

Facebook at


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-of-Natural-Bridge/143539578994844


Location/Directions: 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, FL. 32305

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fouGF

River Blast

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 March ?, National Museum of the Civil War Navy in Columbus Georgia. Www.portcolumbus.org. We will be Marines and Sailors from the USS Pawnee.  The museum is fantastic and the camping is nice. There are lots of visitors to educate and entertain and plenty of time to learn and practice the art of being a Marine, with training in marching, bayonet drill, colors, canon drill, and the proper wearing of the uniform. Meals are on your own this weekend. We eat out Saturday night as a group.