The last gear day was so popular we have added another one! Lodgings are at Marc's house so you don't have to sweat it out in a tent in August. Marc has a great pool as well so bring your trunks and your ideas! You can bring leather goods and shoes for repair or make your own with Capt. Boyce's help, repair your clothing with Jeanette's and Sarah's support, fix your rifle under the careful eye of Jeff, or build your own wooden camp furniture in Richard's Wood Shop! Hang out, eat, work, swim and sleep with your battle buddies! August 27th-29th.
26th Anniversary of the Annual Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA Dates: September 10-12, 2021 Information: We have been significant in the preservation of the 1850 W&A RR tunnel a part of the Great Locomotive Chase, W&A Depot, 1845 Clisby Austin House (used by John Bell Hood, after his wounding at Chickamauga, Gen. William Sherman’s HQ) and a total of 87acres used by both armies for camps in 1864/5 and site of 7 skirmishes and battles. The Heritage Park, Museum, Preserved 1850 RR Tunnel, the 1849 W&A RR Depot building are a tribute to YOUR work at the Battle of Tunnel Hill! All proceeds go to Historic Preservation of the Battle site , Sponsored by the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation and the City of Tunnel Hill and Hosted by the 35th Tennessee Infantry, 18th Alabama Infantry, 1st Kentucky Light Artillery, Cobb’s Battery and the Alabama Division of Reenactors. School Day program will be on Friday from 8 am until 1:30 pm. Battles Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Military Ball planned for Saturday night for period participants with the award winning 5th Alabama Regimental Band Official Band of the Alabama Division of Reenactors, Inc. Conductor Harry Jackson Officiating. The period civilian camp will be adjacent to the sutler area. This will allow access when the previous areas have required us to move you all to the far side of the Battlefield due to wet ground in front of the Austin House. All animals on site require a current Coggin Negative paper for entry. Bounty to 1st 10 full sized guns. Sutler’s limited, period correct howitzers, no scale artillery. Reenactor Fee: $5.00 per Reenactor, Children under 12 no charge, Family Cap of $20 go directly to the Tunnel Hill Historical Foundation to offset the costs of amenities and expenses this year for the Battles.. Contact: Gen. Ken Sumner, Battle Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-939-3679Website: http://www.battleoftunnelhill.com/ Location/Directions: 800 Hunt Road, Tunnel Hill, Georgia 30755 Map: https://goo.gl/maps/0aQCP
Dates: November 5-7, 2021 Information: An excellent event at an excellent location; 500 acres, with undeveloped land around Florida Greenway. Hosted by the 2nd Battalion, Hardy's Brigade. Plenty of room for authentic camps, sutlers, modern camping, and parking. Modern camping sites with hook ups available for rental. Stable/barn rentals available for horses. Numerous on site water taps. All usual amenities will continue to be provided (hay, firewood, etc.). Powder rations are provided to the first eight cannons pre-registered by October 15. Hay rations are provided to all horses pre-registered by October 15. Water, firewood, and port-a-lets are provided on site as are modern showers for participants. Modern camping with hookups are available. A limited number of modern camping sites with hookups are available; these are reserved by contacting the horse park office. The sutler registration fee is $ 25.00 and you need to pre-register by October 17. Battle re-enactments will be each day. Ladies' Tea is planned for Saturday. Young Reenactors' "battle re-enactment'' will be held during the day on Saturday as well. Saturday evening ball is available to all reenactors; please dress appropriately. Reenactor Fee: $5 fee per reenactor, $20 maximum per family Contact: For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith Kohl at email@example.com phone (352)-454-6089. Location/Directions: Florida Horse Park, 11008 S. Highway 475 Ocala, Florida 34480. From I-75 take the Belleview/Dunnellon exit (near the Don Garlits Museum); go 2 miles east on Highway 484 to the intersection of 484 and Highway 475. Turn left onto 475 and go 1.5 to 2 miles; the site entrance is on the left. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/IXyiV
Dates: November 18-20, 2021 Information: Living History, Civil War Reenactments will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. School Field Trip Day will be held on Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed. Hosted by the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village (nonprofit organization) and the Friends of The 7 lbs. of Bacon Mess Band. Skirmishes will emerge from the village and battles will take place on Saturday and Sunday throughout the village. Traditional period craft demonstrations and living history opportunities for all ages will provide a unique atmosphere for this family friendly event. There will be a period dance on Saturday night with live music provided by 7 lbs. of Bacon. No modern crafters will be on the grounds. Sutlers - prior approval only, Everett Jones firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be an artillery ration for the first four cannons to reply. Cavalry welcome (negative Coggins required). All branches of military and civilian home guard/militia are welcome. We encourage help from re-enactors to help on school day on Fridays. Remember on Friday, no vehicle traffic or vehicles in camp, during 9am until 1pm, due to the unique layout of the site. Reenactor Fee: Donations appreciated. Contact: Everett Jones email@example.com, Bob Gomillion firstname.lastname@example.org OR Wayne Sweat 813-778-1346. Museum: 352-567-0262 or curator@PioneerFloridaMuseum.org Website: www.pioneerfloridamuseum.orgor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PioneerFloridaMuseum Location/Directions: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523. One-mile north of downtown Dade City, off US 301 Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wZPczvDNQ9n
Dates: January 14-16, 2022 Information: For Vets and the 7th Brigade Florida Division SCV would like to invite everyone out to the 4th Annual Raid in Otter Springs. Just like in previous years, two engagements will take place on Saturday (Clay Landing, Levyville) and one on Sunday (Station 4). All proceeds will go to support the For Vets organization. Artillery limit of 4 guns. Co-hosted by the 4th Brigade, 7th Brigade SCV, and the Florida Division of Artillery Reenactor Fee: $5 Contact: Reenactors and Artillery- Keith Khol (email@example.com) Sutlers and Vendors- Clement Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) Location/Directions: 6470 SW 80th Ave Trenton, Florida 32693 Map: https://goo.gl/maps/hwrH5PW9Dtr
Dates: February 18-20, 2022 Information: Olustee Battlefield State Historic State Park, Sanderson, Florida. Help is always appreciated during Education Day, Friday. 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: NONEContact: Contact the Olustee Battlefield Historic Site at (386) 758-0400 or email email@example.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
Dates: March 4-6, 2022 **TENTATIVE** Information: As many of you know, our event is normally held on the first full weekend of March each year on the original battlefield at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park and is hosted by the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc. (NBHS) the Citizen Support Organization (CSO) for the Park in cooperation with the Florida Park Service. Unfortunately, due to the chaos, confusion, and threat to public health created by the Covid Pandemic, we have been given to understand that the Division of Parks and Recreation, Department of Environmental Regulation has imposed statewide restrictions on the number of participants/attendees to any Park sponsored event. Currently, such gatherings are limited to less than 50 individuals. While we are in constant contact with our local Park management, it is not clear when this restriction may be lifted. So, at this time I can not give you a definitive answer as to whether our event, which would normally be scheduled for March 4, 5, & 6, 2022, should we be allowed to go forward. But, as they say: hope springs eternal, so perhaps the best we can do is to ask that the event dates be posted as tentative, pending a final determination by the powers that be in the state house in Tallahassee. Held on the original site of the battle at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, 7502 Natural Bridge Road, which is approximately 12 mile SE of Tallahassee, FL. 32305. Registration begins on Friday with a school program on Friday and battle reenactments on both Saturday and Sunday. The Ladies Soldier's Friend Sewing Society will host civilian events including a Ladies' Tea on Saturday. Military, medical, and living history demonstrations throughout the day including historic presentations by 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. ● Late war -1865- impressions ● Union Infantry, particularly United States Colored Troops, welcome ● No cavalry - artillery and sutlers by invitation only ● Civilian camping – must preregister and apply in advance due to limited space ● No RV or modern camping Reenactor Fee: NONEContact: Infantry - Captain Chris Ellrich - firstname.lastname@example.org Civilian - Carrie Cook - email@example.com Sutlers and other inquiries - Bob Trapp - firstname.lastname@example.org Park Service – Bonnie Allen – Bonnie.Allen@dep.state.fl.us 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
Dates: May 6-8, 2022 Information: This event is sponsored by Ft. Clinch State Park. Details are unknown at the moment. Reenactor Fee: NONE Contact: Contact Tom Criscuolo at email@example.com or Rob Pfluger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: Visit the park’s official website here http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch Location/Directions: 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 Map: https://goo.gl/maps/LNSuh
2022. 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.