Welcome to the Schedule of Events for the 2017-2018 reenacting season.  If you are looking for a particular event but do not see it listed, either it is has been cancelled again or the event organizers have not responded to repeated inquiries.  If you would like to have you War Between the States event added to the schedule (reenactment, tea, ball, lecture, living history, meeting, congress, etc.), please send me an email.  Many hours (as well as personal funds) have been spent compiling and confirming this information, and I believe it to be accurate and true.  This information has been provided without charge to you and is a service to the reenacting community.  Reproduction of this list for use in your own newsletters or website is not permitted without PRIOR, written permission.  As such, feel free to print the list for use in your meetings and planning.

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Your obedient servant,
Ham

webmaster@floridareenactorsonline.com

 

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Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Out of State)

Dates:  September 8-10, 2017 

Information:  School Day program will be on Friday the 8th.  Our 23rd Year of Preserving History. 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!  Battles Saturday and Sunday. 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.

 

Reenactor Fee:  NONE. 

 

Contact:  Further announcements to follow here or you may call 678-939-3679 or email Gen. Ken Sumner, Battle Coordinator, at mtnrifles@msn.com

Website:  http://www.battleoftunnelhill.com/

Location/Directions:  800 Hunt Road, Tunnel Hill, Georgia 30755

      

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/0aQCP

      

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Rifles, Rails & History, FL

Dates:  September 29 - October 1, 2017

Information: Steam Back to the North and South" will return to Wooton Park on the shore of beautiful Lake Dora in Tavares. One of the unique aspects of this it is held in the heart of historic downtown Tavares. One of the "star" attractions during the three-day event will be the Orange Blossom Cannonball "movie train" featured in the Civil War-themed miniseries "North and South" and "The Blue and the Gray." Participants and guests will have an opportunity to be part of movie history riding aboard the coaches where famous TV and movie stars filmed, powered by the 1907 steam locomotive #2. Multiple battles will take place throughout the weekend with a cavalry raid on the train during each run. Also, the train will transport troops to another battle, the Skirmish at ALS Landing; returning the wounded soldiers back to the depot following the battle.  Returning this year will be Mr. Al Stone portraying Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Period camping will be in Wooton Park on Lake Dora, and there will be a location set aside for modern camping and for the horse trailers. The schedule of activities will include Education and Media Day on Friday, a reenactors parade down Main Street, reenactor demonstrations, sutlers and merchants, a ladies tea and fashion show, a historic walking tour through Tavares, a Friday night "rails and cocktails" party on board the Orange Blossom Cannonball, a formal Saturday night ball featuring the 7lbs of Bacon, and many exhibitors and presentations. One of the featured exhibits comes from Kirby-Smith Camp 1209 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, with the replica of the H.L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine that mysteriously disappeared, with all hands, shortly after sending the USS Housatonic to the bottom of Charleston Harbor on February 17, 1864.


Reenactor Fee:  NONE.  $35 Sutler fee

 

Contact:  Contact Bobby Grenier at bobbyag22@gmail.com or call Wooton Park at (352) 742-6267

                  Sutler Information: Donna Cobb - Donnawilliamcobb@yahoo.com



Website:  For more information and registration forms, please visit http://www.riflesrailsandhistory.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RiflesRailsandHistory. Also visit the "Movie Train's" website atwww.orangeblossomcannonball.com.

Location/Directions:  100 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32278

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/bctR8

 

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Occupation of Palatka, FL

Dates:  September 29 - October 1, 2017

 

Information:  The Seventh Annual “Occupation of Palatka” Civil War Living History event will be held in Palatka the last weekend of September, Sept. 29-30. The event will occur in front of the historic Bronson-Mulholland house in the north side historic district, adjacent to downtown Palatka. The event recalls the March 1864 occupation of Palatka by Union military forces, the activities of Union and Confederate military in the area, and how civilian folks lived here during the War Between the States. This is a Living History event, with camp and display set-ups and demonstrations. No battle or skirmish is re-enacted. Union Army, Navy, Marine, Engineer, and Medical, Confederate military and militia, and Civilian impressions are all needed and welcome. No cavalry due to space limitations and artillery is by invitation only. Friday, Sept. 29 is School Day, and attendance by local students is usually good. Saturday, Sept. 30 is general open-to- the-public day. The event runs 9 AM until 2 PM both days. Reenactor participants are expected to be able to conduct presentations/demonstrations at their set-up both days.

 

No fees for reenactors. Period camping will be allowed on-site this year, including fires.  Hotels are available nearby (contact the reenactor coordinator, Rob, for phone #s). No modern camping on site, but private campgrounds may be available nearby. Restrooms and hot showers will be available next to the site.

 

Reenactor Fee:  NONE 

 

Contact:  Reenactor and general questions contact Rob Mattson at yelpmark@att.net (if you plan on coming, please let Rob know so we can plan accordingly for site layout).

Website:  NONE

Location/Driving directions:
The event is held on the lawn area in front of the Bronson-Mulholland house, 100 Madison Street, Palatka, FL. From Reid Street (US 17/SR100), turn north on First or Second Streets, the site is about 2 blocks up. Web site:
http://palatka-fl.gov/239/Bronson-Mulholland-House

      

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/yjpN2CQTWKP2

 

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Parrish Train Raid, FL

 

Dates:  September 29 - October 1, 2017

Information:  Sponsored by the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  This is a small event with two short battles per day, one at 11:00 AM and one at 1:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.  Well, not really battles but attacks on the train as it passes.  The train stops and is boarded by the Federals or Confederates and "captured" or the attackers are driven off by the soldiers on the train.  Reenactors in period dress will be allowed to ride the train free.  There will be time to interact with the public both on and off the train if you like but first person impressions and scenarios on the train and after the train returns to the station must be approved by the event coordinator, Barry King.  Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry and civilians are invited.  Authentic and modern camping will be accommodated.  Firewood and water will be provided. 

Reenactor Fee:  NONE

 

Contact:  For further information, contact Barry King at bjking75thohio@yahoo.com or call 352-817-1776.

Website:  http://www.frrm.org/

Location/Driving directions: Florida Railroad Museum 12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219

- Follow I-275 south until it hits I-75.  Parrish is easy to find.  From south Fla. take I-75 north to Ellenton like you are going to Gamble Plantation. Instead of turning to the west, turn east on Hwy 301 to the town of Parrish.  From Lakeland, go south on Highway 37 (It dead ends in to Highway 62).  Turn west or right on Highway 62 toward Parrish.  When you hit Highway 301, turn right and immediately right into the Post Office.  The train stop is right behind the Post Office.  From Orlando, come Highway 17 south to just south of Bowling Green.  Turn west on Highway 62 and take it all the way to 301. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required. 

      

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/K7KQT

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Andersonville Historic Fair and Civil War Reenactment, GA  (Out of State)

 

Dates:  October 6-8, 2017

Information:   Join hundreds of reenactors at the 41st Annual Andersonville Historic Fair on Oct 7-8, 2017 in the Civil War Village of Andersonville, Georgia as they set up camps and stage two realistic Civil War mock battles. Gates open at 10 am both days, with the battles taking place on Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm as history comes alive in Andersonville, Georgia. The Andersonville Historic Fair takes place on the first full weekend each October. 

Saturday

10 am Gates Open

11 am Parade on Main Street

3 pm Battle Reenactment

5 pm Gates Close

Sunday

10 am Gates Open

2 pm Battle Reenactment

5 pm Gates Close


Reenactor Fee:  UNKNOWN

 

Contact:  Call 229-924-2558

      

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/andersonvillehistoricfair/  or  https://www.andersonvillegeorgia.info/

                       
Location/Directions
:  Civil War Village of Andersonville, 117 E. Church Street, Andersonville, GA, 31711

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/9nDXkyZHjQy

      

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Battle of Atlanta, Nash Farms, Hampton, GA  (Out of State) - EVENT CANCELED


Dates:   October 13-15, 2017 - EVENT CANCELED

Contact:  Tim Knight at knight30thcoe@yahoo.com

 

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Pellicer Creek Raid, FL

Dates:  October 13-15, 2017

Information:  The Florida Agricultural Museum will present a three-day special event. The Raid will consist of a reenactment which will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. School day will be held on Friday the 13th from 9 AM until 3 PM. Camps will be open to the public between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for demonstrations of military camp life in 1864. Battles will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. Participants will be provided with hay, water and firewood (ice will be available also). An artillery bounty of $150 per gun will be provided for the first four guns. The guns must be full size and authentic for the period. Reenactor parking and camps have been improved from last year. Artillery and sutlers must pre-register (call 386-446-7630). Pre-registration is encouraged for all participants.  Please see the attached for more information & registration: REENACTOR REGISTRATION FORM -or- SUTLER REGISTRATION FORM.

Reenactor Fee:  $5 fee per person

 

Contact:  For more information, contact Mary Herron at info@floridaagmuseum.org or 386-446-7630. You may also contact Mark Judd at juddma2003@yahoo.com 

 

Website:  www.myagmuseum.com

Location/Directions:
7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, FL. From north I-95 to exit 298 (Palm Coast Parkway).  Turn left on Palm Coast Parkway and go 2-3 miles until the road dead-ends at US 1.  Turn right (north) on US 1, go about 6 miles to Old Kings Road and turn right.

                       
Map: 
https://goo.gl/maps/QV4PW

 

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Battle of Gainesville, FL

 

Dates:  October 20-22, 2017

Information:  The Battle of Gainesville, will be held on 240 beautiful acres just east of Archer, Florida.  Come and witness or participate in one of the Top five battles in the State of Florida during the Civil War. Battles will be at 2:00pm, with the Skirmish of April 1864, resulting in a Union Victory.  Sunday battle will be at 1:00pm, The Battle of Gainesville, August 17, 1864 a resounding victory by Confederate Forces.  Saturday  at 11:30 will be a Women's Tea, Saturday night a Period Ball and Sunday Church Services.  Hay, wood and water on site.  Additional several hundred acres for Horse adventures.  There will be a $5.00 charge per reenactor and spectator, with children under Five Free. There will be a $100.00 Bounty per Cannon for the first four Cannons. 

 

Reenactor Fee:  $5.00 charge per reenactor and spectator, with children under Five Free.

 

Contact:  You my contact  Capt. John McLean at  Facebook Event Page or email:  mcleanjgator@yahoo.com  phone 352-283-0616

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1069927223099110/

Location/Directions: Alto Strong Cattle Ranch Gainesville, FL 32601  By I-75 North or South get off on Archer Road or HYW 24 West, go about 9 miles gas station and Subpower Station on the corners, turn LEFT on 122 Street go to the end of the street about two miles. There is no physical address it is a pasture.  You my contact me for further directions.  If you follow the above it's easy.

 

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Battle of Newton, AL (Out of State)

 

Dates:  October 20-22, 2017

    

 

Website:  http://www.battleofnewton.org

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Battle in the Cove, GA (Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap) (Out of State)

Dates:  October 27-29, 2017

 

Information:  Mountain Cove Farms Resort, Walker County, GA.  At the site of the 150thj Chickamauga Reenactment.  A truly picturesque site.  There will be a $130 bounty for cannons (57” wheel guns only. Limit 15).  All artillery must take the field on both days.  Wood, hay, and water will be furnished.  Earliest arrival is 8:00 AM Wednesday, Oct. 28th.  Latest departure no later than 5:00 PM Monday, Nov. 2nd.

Reenactor Fee:  $15 reenactor’s fee.  Under 13 free.  You may pay via PayPal on the website below.

 

Contact:        Federal Commander: General Richard Russell

                        Confederate Commander: General Dave Thomas

                   Artillery: Col. Mike (Tiny) Shuttles - cwcouple@epbfi.com
         
Event Coordinator: John Culpepper - jcculpepper63@aol.com

 

Website:  http://www.battlesinthecove.com/

Location/Direction:    994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707

      

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The 33rd Annual Ocklawaha River Raid, FL

Dates:  November 3-5, 2017

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 17, 2015. Hay rations are provided to all horses pre-registered by October 17. 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 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 ltcol2ndbattalion@gmail.com or phone (352)-454-6089.

Website: 

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

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Battle of Irwinville Reenactment - Irwinville, GA (Out of State)

Dates:  November 3-5, 2017

Information:  An excellent event. 12th GA host unit. All GDRA Infantry are welcome to attend. Located at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, take I-75 to Exit 78. US impression both days. Friday is School Day for about 500 kids and begins at 9:00am. Battle times are 2:30 on Saturday and 1:00 on Sunday. Three meals provided: Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and Sunday lunch.


Reenactor Fee:
  NONE

 

Contact:  For more information, contact Chris Burns at gatarheel75@gmail.com.

Website: 

Location/Directions:  Located at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, take I-75 to Exit 78.  338 Jeff Davis Park Rd, Fitzgerald, GA 31750

Map: 
https://goo.gl/maps/XktnWoKHMt82

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Raid on the Suwannee River, FL - EVENT CANCELED

 

Dates:  November 10-12, 2017

Information: Due to circumstances beyond their control, this event has been canceled.

 

Reenactor Fee:  $5 fee per person, $20 max per family

 

Contact:  Bob Gomillion at bobgomillion@yahoo.com  or Mike Hardy at generalhardy@yahoo.com  or Bob Goodrich at rcgdmg123@bellsouth.net

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/HeritageParkAndGardens

Location/Directions: Heritage Park and Gardens, 1004 Helvenston St SE, Live Oak, FL

      

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/cNtB2

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Battle of Bowlegs Creek, FL

 

Dates:  November 17-19, 2017

Information:  Registration opens Thursday, November 16th at 8:00 AM. Friday will be the School day and Living History and will run from 9 AM to 1:00 PM (volunteers are needed). Friday, school day participants receive free lunch.  There will be a Ladies Tea on Saturday, and a Saturday evening Military Ball with 7lbs of Bacon, and shuttles will be running all weekend.  As of now, we are including a Naval Landing and skirmish on the Pease River. Campaigner camps for both armies are available.   Period camping, RV, and modern camping are available with restrooms and water. A $125 bounty is being offered to the first 6 per-registered cannons, and hay is being offered to the first 6 per-registered horses! TREE-COVERED REENACTMENT CAMPING SITES AS WELL AS BATTLE AREA.

 

Reenactor Fee:  NONE.  Donations appreciated.

 

Contact:  Priscilla Perry at the Fort Meade Chamber of Commerce at fortmeadechamber@gmail.com.   Contact the Reenactor Coordinator Daniel Sharits at dan75th@mac.com.

 

Website:  On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1594030100885948/ or register at

https://sites.google.com/site/bowlegscreekreenactment/ or http://battleofbowlegscreek.75thovi.net/

Location: 1639 Frostproof Hwy, Fort Meade, FL 33841.  1 1/2 miles east of downtown Ft. Meade on U.S. 98/Co. Rd. 630 at the Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area, just past the Peace River.  From the east coast take I-4 to Co. Rd. 577, exit 48.  Go 6 miles to Lake Alfred, turn right on 17/92 and go 18 miles to Bartow.  17/92 turns into 17, take 17 south to Ft. Meade; turn left onto U.S. 98/Co. Rd. 630 go 1 1/2 miles east the Ft. Meade Outdoor Recreation Area will be on your right.  From the East and West take St. Rd. 60 to Bartow 17/92 turns in to U.S. 17 south to Ft. Meade; turn left onto U.S. 98/Co. Rd. 630 go 1 1/2 miles east the Ft. Meade Outdoor Recreation Area will be on your right.  From the south: Take US 17 north to Ft. Meade, turn right onto U.S. 98/Co. Rd. 630 go 1 1/2 miles east the Ft. Meade Outdoor Recreation Area will be on your right. 

 

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/Ypwgs

      

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NEW EVENT: Raid on Otter Springs, FL

 

Dates:  December 1-3, 2017

Information:   Located on the Suwanee River by Fanning Springs.  It is now a ForVets park but still open to the public. This event is said to have it all.  For more details, contact John McLean below.


Reenactor Fee:  $5 for reenactors, $5 for spectators, children under 10 are free

 

Contact:  John McLean at mcleanjgator@yahoo.com

                       
Location/Directions
:  6470 SW 80th Ave Trenton, Florida 32693

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/hwrH5PW9Dtr

      

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NEW EVENT: Attack on Fort King - Ocala, FL - Second Seminole War Event

 

Dates:  December 1-3, 2017

Information:   Experience what Osceolas attack on Fort King was like on December 28, 1835. The Seminole Tribe of Florida will demonstrate hand to hand combat from the time period. Walk through the newly reconstructed Fort King and experience what camp life was like as a soldier. Enter the woods and discover the Seminole encampment just beyond the fort walls. Life skills, historic talks and storytelling will be shared with the public daily.

 

On Friday, Florida schools will attend for class credit in Florida history. Experiencing life during the Second Seminole War.  The attack on Fort King will occur once each day at 3 p.m. with a full skirmish depicting what the soldiers and Seminoles experienced first hand.

 

Seeking reenactors for all three days. Free camping on site, free showers available, breakfast and lunch will be provided each day for all reenactors participating in the event free of charge. Please help us share our history and educate the public.


Reenactor Fee:  $5,   spectators are $5,   kids 10 and under are free

 

Contact:  Keifer Calkins, Outdoor Program Coordinator for the city of Ocala: 352-368-5535 or Kcalkins@ocalafl.org

                       
Location/Directions
:  Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 East Fort King Street Ocala, Fl

      

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/Syzp72UoVTk

      

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Raid on Fort Pierce, FL

 

Dates:  December 1-3, 2017

Information:  School day is on Friday, Dec. 1st. Battles are at 1:30pm Saturday and Sunday. Ladies’ Tea is at 11:00am, Saturday, and a Grand Bon Fire Frolic will be held in the Confederate Camp at 7:30 Saturday evening. If you play a musical instrument, feel free to bring it to the Frolic. We need cavalry for school day, and artillery is welcome. The Ladies of the Order of Confederate Rose will be cooking dinner for school day participants on Friday evening, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and supper on Saturday evening. There will be a bounty for the first Union and Confederate artillery pieces registered. Firewood, water, and hay provided. If you have a persona or officer impression, and you would like to talk to the school kids, we would greatly appreciate your help. Please send me your comments and visit our Facebook page, Raid on Fort Pierce. https://www.facebook.com/FTPierceRaid. 


Reenactor Fee:  NONE – Donations accepted at registration.  Awards for best camp.

 

Contact:  Reenactors and sutlers contact Jim O’Dell at (772) 318-8258 or thejdawg5692000@yahoo.com.

 

Modern camp for Soldiers Free, tent camping only Modern with hook up for RV’s (fee charged) call the County Park at 772-464-7855 for reservations and cost. 

Website: http://www.facebook.com/FTPierceRaid

                       
Location/Directions
:  GPS: N27 23.242 W80 18.556 - Savannah Recreational Area, 1400 East Midway Road in Fort Pierce, FL 34982.   Directions are I-95 to exit #126.  This is Midway Road (SR 712).  Go east approximately 5.5 miles to Savannas Recreational Area (park is on left side of road).  If traveling from west coast, you can take SR 60 or SR70 to I-95 then travel south to exit #126 and follow above directions.  Modern camp for Soldiers Free, tent camping only Modern with hook up for RV’s (fee charged) call the County Park at 772-464-7855 for reservations and cost.  Hot water showers, laundry and indoor bathrooms available.

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/QtqTW

                         

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Winter Muster of Ft. McAllister, GA  (Out of State) 


Dates:  December 1-3, 2017

 

Information:  On December 13, 1864, General Sherman ended his March to the Sea by ordering his troops to take Fort McAllister. This event is listed as a Super Hardcore/Campaign Style event. Participants are portraying Western Theater US soldiers who have been on campaign for several months.

 

Therefore, the call for MAXIMUM AUTHENTICITY has been put out: 
    - no cap/hat brass, corps badges, etc., 
    - proper footwear and glasses, 
    - the largest tent is to be the common a frame, tent flies, shelter tents 
      or nothing (NO WALLS), 
    - cook fires will be kept to a minimum and cooking irons are not permitted. 
    - In keeping with MAXIMUM AUTHENTICITY no women in camp or 
      on the battlefield. 


Generally, there has been a Saturday night meal provided for the participants....this is broken into the CS and US portions. We have some running scenarios that will go through the night....those who do not wish to participate can just go back to their camps and we will all meet back on Sunday morning. Rank is established by the number of participants. Please come prepared to dress down.

 

Reenactor Fee: 

 

Contact:  Organizers ask that you contact Joe Blunt at mudcatsgt@earthlink.net  if you have any questions about participation or acceptability of items.  

Location/Directions:  Located at 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324

      

Website:  On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mcallister2011/

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/i16nP

 

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Brooksville Raid, Brooksville, FL

 

Dates:  January 19-21, 2018

 

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 19 th Two battles (2:30 PM Sat. & 1:30 PM Sun.) A Children’s battle will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, Jan. 20 th 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 Saturday evening. Any and all proceeds from this event are split evenly between the Hernando Historical Museum Assoc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club.

Rules and Regulations can be downloaded at the Raid website.

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).

 

Contact:  General contact is Joan Casey at raid@hernandohistoricalmuseumassoc.com. All sutlers contact Bob Burnett at loafersglorysut@aol.com.   Artillery contact Bob Gomillion at bobgomillion@yahoo.com.

Website:  http://www.brooksvilleraidreenactment.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brooksvilleraid 

      

Location/Directions: 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613.  The Raid is held at the Sand Hill Boy Scout Camp on US Hwy 50.  The battle is 10 miles West of Brooksville.  The entrance is on Hwy 50.  Take Hwy. 50 West.  Go through Brooksville, keep going west about 10 miles, and look for the signs.  

      

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/fpplO

      

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Battle at Townsend's Plantation (Renningers Market at Mt. Dora)

 

Dates:  February 2-4, 2018 

Information:  Sponsored by the law offices of Clay Townsend, Esq. and hosted by the 37th Alabama Co. H.. Spectator fee $5 adults and $2 children. Living history exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstrations, and authentic camps. The ladies tea will be hosted by the women of the 37th Ala. Co. H. Sun. church service, and sutlers. Usual amenities. Dress ball with 97th Regimental String Band Saturday at 8pm. Full scale artillery, cavalry, and soldiers in period dress and weaponry. Bounty paid for artillery. Battle 3 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. 

Reenactor Fee:  $3 reenactor participation fee

 

Contact:        General Information: Clay Townsend - ctownsend@forthepeople.com

Sutler Information: Donna Cobb - Donnawilliamcobb@yahoo.com

Artillery Information: Bob Gomillion - grannygo65@yahoo.com

Cavalry Information: Chuck Sheridan - skinner77767@yahoo.com

School Day Information:  Keri Stewart - keri_stewart@scps.k12.fl.us
Call Alan Turnbull cell 
407-267-4211 or email at genal6705@hotmail.com

Website:  http://townsendfirm.com/plantation.htm

Location/Directions:  20651 U.S. Hwy 441, Mt. Dora FL, 32757.  This event is north of Orlando on Hwy 441 just a couple of miles from Mt. Dora.  As you start down the big hill, look for the Renningers flea market and battle sign on East side of road.  If you are coming down the Fla. turnpike, get off at the new North Apopka exit #267A on the new 429 toll road then turn north on Hwy. 441 and follow the directions above. 

      

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/Nvpe8

    
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Battle at Fort Taylor, FL – Living History

 

Dates:  February 2-4, 2018

Information:  Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history. The fort was one of a series built in the mid-1800s to defend the nation's southeastern coastline. Completed in 1866, Fort Zachary Taylor played important roles in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Period camping is tents in fort for Federals & in the woods on beach for Confederates. They have room for RV's, but no hook ups. You can show up on Wed. before event & stay Mon. You can drive in the fort (except during school time) to set up. Hot showers are available, as well as full bathroom facilities. Friday is School day & 1 mile parade around 4pm. Saturday will be Fort displays & sea battle around 10am. Sunday will be a small skirmish outside the fort at about 10am.


Reenactor Fee:  $5.00 fee for the weekend.  Another $ 5.00 for shooters on the schooners if you want to go on the boats. If you want to board the boat but not be a shooter that fee depends on the boat. Some charge full price (about $35.00) & some 1/2. It just depends on the boat.

 

Contact:  Confederate Contact is Col. Rick Brass (561)932-4924 or email cwbrass@hotmail.com.  Federal Contact is Col. Bill Pangrass (352) 615-3012 or email cog14nysm@peoplepc.com 

Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Zachary-Taylor-Historic-State-Park/110194162344049

Location/Directions: 601 Howard England Way, Key West, Florida 33040 Take I-95 south all the way into the Keys.  The fort is located at the very tip end of the Keys.

Map: 
https://goo.gl/maps/oEnLs


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The Battle of Olustee, FL

 

Dates:  February 16-18, 2018

Information:  Olustee Battlefield State Historic State Park, Sanderson, Florida.  Help is always appreciated during Education Day, Friday, February 16. 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
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

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Ft. Desoto -- Battle of Ballast Point Civil War Reenactment

 

Dates:  February 23-25, 2018

Information: 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in cooperation with Pinellas County Parks Department and Ft. Desoto Park, will host an Civil War weekend encampment and historic battle reenactment at Ft. DeSoto Park, located in Tierra Verde, on the southern-most tip of Pinellas County, FL.  Participants will include Union and Confederate infantry, artillery and civilian impressions. On Friday, Feb. 23rd, the camps will be open for tours by elementary school students from the surrounding counties.  Volunteers are needed to help man education stations on School Day.  On Saturday and Sunday, camps will be open to the public from 9 am - 5 pm with ongoing events throughout the day.  Battle reenactment at 2 pm on Saturday and 1 pm on Sunday.  A limited number of modern camping spaces will be available on a first contact, first served basis.  Contact Kathy Hinkle at kayakmama@tampabay.rr.com to make your reservation.  Please include "Ft. DeSoto Modern Camping Request" in the subject line of the email.  Modern campers showing up on the day of the event will not be allowed to camp.  FREE firewood and ice will be provided while supplies last. Infantry and artillery please pre-register.  There is a $50 cash bounty for the first three pre-registered artillery units with cannon.  Please contact Kathy Hinkle for more information.

                       
Reenactor Fee:  NONE

 

Contact:  Kathy Hinkle --  kayakmama@tampabay.rr.com  

Location/Directions: 
3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St Petersburg, FL 33715

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

 

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NEW EVENT: Battle of Dade City, FL

Dates:  February 23-25, 2018

Information:  Hosted by the Pioneer Florida Museum and Village (nonprofit organization) and General Jubal A. Early Camp 556 SCV.  Skirmishes will emerge from the village and battles will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm on both days.  Traditional period craft demonstrations and living history opportunities for all ages will provide a unique atmosphere for this friendly event.  Ladies tea will be hosted by Mary and Mollie Bell Chapter 20, Order of the Confederate Rose.  There will also be a ladies period fashion show.  There will be a period dance on Saturday night with live music provided by 7 lbs. of Bacon.  Cavalry and artillery are by invitation only due to the size of the field. 

Reenactor Fee:  $5 fee for participants 13yrs and older. $20 max per family.

 

Contact:  Reenactor Coordinator is Everette Jones at wjwingnut017@aol.com or 813-714-5430

Website:  www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pioneer-Florida-Museum-and-Village/330836976131?v=wall

Location/Directions:  15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523.  One mile north of downtown Dade City, off US 301 at Pioneer Florida Museum and Village, Look for the "covered" jalopy wagon on the east side of US 301. 

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/wZPczvDNQ9n

 

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Battle of Okeechobee, FL - Second Seminole War Event

 

Dates:  February 23-25, 2018

Information:  This event is held on a portion of the original battlefield at the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. Civil War reenactors are welcome to portray militia. You will need a straw or felt hat (no kepis). Lunch and dinner provided, powder ration and door prizes (at Saturday evening program). School day will be on Friday, February 23rd (reenactors needed for a mini-battle at school day). Battles on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. Authentic and modern camping areas.


Reenactor Fee:  NONE

 

Contact:  Contact Dowling Watford at dowlingwatford@okeechobeeford.com

Website: 
www.okeechobeebattlefield.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-of-Okeechobee/ 

Location/Directions: 3500 SE 38th Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 Located 1/2 mile east of Taylor Creek on 441 then 1/4 mile north on 38th AV

Map: 
https://goo.gl/maps/tj2NN

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The 153rd anniversary and 41st reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge, FL

 

Dates:  March 2-4, 2018

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 inquires 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

      

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Nature Coast Reenactment - Kirby Family Farm Williston, FL - EVENT CANCELED

 

Dates:  March 9-11, 2018

Information:  PLEASE ACCEPT THIS AS THE OFFICIAL NOTICE THAT THE NATURE COAST CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT COMMITTEE HAS RETIRED AND WILL NO LONGER BE RUNNING THE NATURE COAST EVENT AT KIRBY FARMS IN WILLISTON, FL. AFTER SUCCESSFULLY RUNNING THIS EVENT FOR 20 YEARS WE FOUND THAT WE NO LONGER HAD THE SUPPORT OF ALL THE MAJOR CIVIL WAR GROUPS IN FLORIDA. ONE GROUP EVEN RAN A "SCHOOL OF SOLDIER" ON THE WEEKEND OF OUR EVENT TO DRAW AWAY TROOPS NEEDED TO MAKE OUR LONG RUNNING EVENT A SUCCESS. WITHOUT REENACTOR SUPPORT THERE IS NO REASON TO CONTINUE TO RUN THIS EVENT. WE HAVE GIVEN HARDY'S BRIGADE PERMISSION TO USE THE WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED NATURE COAST NAME FOR POSSIBLE FUTURE EVENTS. I HOPE THAT THE PROBLEM THAT CLOSED OUR EVENT AT KIRBY FARMS WILL NOT BE REPEATED AS IT NEGATIVELY IMPACTS ALL REENACTORS AND MAY COUASE OUR FLORIDA REENACTOMENTS TO DIE FOR LACK OF SUPPORT. OUR GRATITUDE AND APOLOGIES TO ALL THE LOYAL TROOPS THAT SUPPORTED US! RAY SMUTKO VICE PRESIDENT

      

Reenactor Fee:  $7 fee per person

 

Contact:  The key contact for reenactors is Ray Smutko at ray1861@earthlink.net  for event information and sutler registration contact Bill Micklon at trechuck@tampabay.rr.com

Website: http://www.naturecoastcivilwarreenactment.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/naturecoastcivilwar.reenactment?fref=ts

Location/Directions:  Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL. 32696

      

Map:   https://goo.gl/maps/PDctL


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Battle at Narcoossee Mill, FL

Dates:
  March 23-25, 2018

Information:  25th annual Battle at Narcoossee Mill, sponsored by Jacob Summerlin Camp #1516, SCV. Education Day will be held on Friday the 24th. Admission for students and chaperones: $5.00 per person, lunch included. Tours begin at 9:30 AM. School groups must pre-register. Park opens to spectators, Saturday and Sunday, at 9:30 AM. Ladies Tea at 10:00 AM Saturday. Period music prior to battles and at Barn Dance. Battles, both Saturday and Sunday, begin at 2:00 PM. Ample grandstand viewing of the battle. Authentic camps will be open to the public after 10:00 AM, then closed one hour prior to the battles until just after the battles. Water and firewood will be provided for authentic camps. Saturday artillery night fire at dusk. Saturday evening barn dance at 8:00 PM. Spectator admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 5-12, Children under 5 free. Reenactor registration form and Rules & Regulations available on website. Powder Bounty: First 6 full-scale howitzers/field pieces which actively participate in both battles, $125 payable after Sunday's battle. Cavalry registration fee refunded/waived upon passing Coggins inspection. Hay is on your own.


Reenactor Fee:  $7 per person

 

Contact: 
  - Education groups & presenters contact
http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com/ed.htm or Greg Smith at gatorpool@cfl.rr.com
  - Reenactors contact
http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com/reenact.htm or John Holmes at kissimmeeholmes@aol.com

  - Sutlers contact http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com/sut.htm or John Holmes at kissimmeeholmes@aol.com

Website: 
http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/battleat.narcoosseemill

Location/Directions: 4700 Chisholm Park Trail, St. Cloud, Florida 34771

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/U7q3g

    
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History by Candlelight at Gamble Mansion Historic State Park, FL

 

Dates:  March 31, 2018

 

Information:  Come hear the history of Gamble Mansion from the 1840s to 1865 when Judah P. Benjamin left for England.  Tours are from 7:00pm - 9:00pm, and tickets cost $8 per person. 

 

Contact:  For further information please contact Gail R. Jessee, President - Gamble Plantation Preservation Alliance, Inc. at cantiniere1@aol.com.  Park number is (941) 723-4536 

 

Location/Directions: Gamble Mansion Historic State Park, 3708 Patten Avenue, Ellenton, FL 34222

 

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/CGzrH   

 

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Camp Milton, FL – Living History

 

Dates:  April 20-22, 2018

Information:  Camp Milton Historic Preserve.  Hosted by the city of Jacksonville – JAXParks.  C.S. & U.S. Soldiers are needed to participate.  Confederate soldiers will camp and defend the reconstructed earthworks.  The original three miles of works were ordered to be constructed in March of 1864.  Federal soldiers will recreate the June 1864 attack on the works.  Saturday skirmish will be at 2:00.  Sunday skirmish is scheduled for 1:00.  The Camp Milton Historic Preserve is located on the northern portion of the original battlefield.  The civilian camp is located at the interpretive center, AKA “the barn.”  Members of the Golden Teacup Society will portray the lives of civilians affected by the war in and around Jacksonville.

 

Reenactor Fee:  NONE

 

Contact:  Military contact is Tom Criscuolo at buckeye75th@aol.com.  Civilian contact – www.goldteacup.com

 

Website:  Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/345104695572047/

Location/Directions: 
1175 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville, FL

Map:  https://goo.gl/maps/d2a5M 

      

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Federal Garrison of Fort Clinch, Fernandina Beach, FL

Dates:  May 4-6, 2018

Information:  This event is sponsored by the Ft. Clinch State Park CSO. Union Soldier, Sailor, and Marine reenactors are needed for first person interpretation of Fort Clinch and the Army camps around Fernandina in May of 1864. Military activities will include guard duty, drill, firing demonstrations, and mail call. Barracks accommodations will be available as well as period camping outside the fort. NO FEMALES WILL BE ALLOWD IN THE SOLDIER BARRACKS ADULTS OR CHILDREN. There are five beds available first come first serve in the hospital for females. Reenactors MUST be in proper uniform (kepi or forage cap, sack coat, trousers, and brogans). Please see the living history manual. Rank structure for the company (officers and NCO’s) is by appointment only. Civilian impressions are also encouraged as townspeople of Fernandina or refugees from Jacksonville. Special impressions must be pre-approved by the event coordinators. Meals will be breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday morning. There will be a candlelight tour for spectators after dark on Saturday. Please RSVP to assist us in planning for the event.


Reenactor Fee:  NONE

 

Contact:  Contact Tom Criscuolo at buckeye75th@aol.com  or Rob Pfluger at rpfluger@rollins.edu  
Civilian contact Trasey Pfluger 
thepflugers@aol.com

                       
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

      

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Battle of Resaca, GA  (Out of State)

 

Dates:  May 18-20, 2018

Information:  Please help everyone have a great event by pre-registering. Registration prior to May 1st is $10.  You can start arriving as early as noon on Thursday.  Friday is School Day.  Saturday has a Reenactor blanket sale at the Social Fly.  Ladies Tea at 11:30.  Sunday church services and period baseball game.  11:30 sees a cavalry competition.  Battle Reenactment at 2 on both days.  Usual amenities will be available to all reenactors.


Reenactor Fee:      Pre-registered by May 1: $10.00, 

Registrations after May 1: $20.00 (Strictly enforced),

Walk-ons: $20.00,

Registration fee age limit: 12 years and older

 

Contact:  The civilian coordinator is Dixon Grubbs at sawdusthead@bellsouth.net.  Event Coordinator battleofresaca@gmail.com.

                       
Website: 
http://www.georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactor_info.html

                       
Location/Directions: 
(N34°36.8298, W084°56.5698) Chitwood Farms, Chitwood Rd NE, Resaca, GA 30735 - I-75/Exit 320.  Drive east approximately 3/10 mile to US Hwy 41.  Turn left, go north approximately 3 miles, then turn right onto Chitwood Rd.

Map: 
https://goo.gl/maps/auq7y

      

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            Looking Ahead:  Be making plans to attend the 155th Anniversary battles of Gettysburg (July) and Chickamauga (September).

More details to come!!

 

 

 

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