Welcome to the Schedule of Events for the 2016-2017 season. If you would like to have your Civil War event added to our schedule (reenactment, tea, dance, lecture, workshop, etc.), please send me an email. Many hours (as well as funds) have been spent compiling and confirming this information, and I believe it to be accurate & true. This information has been provided without charge to you and is a service to the reenacting community. Reproducing 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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Events that have been CANCELLED
Current status UNKNOWN
No response to numerous inquiries -
if I receive this information I will post an update.
· Blue and Gray Cotillion (September)
· Battle of Chickamauga, GA (October)
· Garrison of Ft. Caroline (November)
· Plantation Cotillion at Gamble Mansion (March)
· Raid on Bishop’s Farm (April)
· Battle of Marianna (September)
· Battle of Sandersville, GA (October)
· St. Andrews Bay Salt Works Raid (April)
Tunnel Hill, GA (Out of
Dates: September 9-11, 2016
Information: School Day program will be on Friday the 9th. Our 22nd 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 sutlery 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Location/Directions: 800 Hunt Road, Tunnel Hill, Georgia 30755
Dates: September 23-25, 2016
Information: The Sixth Annual “Occupation of Palatka” Civil War Living History event will be held in Palatka the last full weekend of September, Sept. 23-24. 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 militia, and Civilian impressions are all needed and welcome. No cavalry due to space limitations and artillery is by invitation only. Friday, Sept. 23 is School Day, and attendance by local students is usually good. Saturday, Sept. 24 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. No
camping on-site (period or modern). Hotels are available nearby, and discounts
for reenactor participants may be available (contact the reenactor coordinator,
Rob, for confirmation and details). Restrooms on-site and lunch will be
provided for reenactor participants both Friday and Saturday.
Reenactor Fee: NONE
questions contact Rob Mattson at email@example.com
(if you plan on coming, please let Rob know so we can plan accordingly for site
layout); general questions contact Mandi Tucker with the City of Palatka at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Rifles, Rails & History, FL
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 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 email@example.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.
100 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32278
Parrish Train Raid, FL
Dates: October 1-2, 2016
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
Location/Driving directions: 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.
Battle of Gainesville, FL
Dates: October 21-23, 2016
Information: The Battle of Gainesville, will be held on: October 21,2016, thru October 23, 2016, on 240 beautiful acres just east of Archer, Florida. Come an witness or participate in one of the Top five battles in the State of Florida during the Civil War. Battles will be Saturday October 22, 2016, at 2:00pm, with the Skirmish of April 1864, resulting in a Union Victory. Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 1:00pm, The Battle of Gainesville, August 17, 1864a 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.
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.
Battle in the
Cove, GA (Out
Dates: October 28-30, 2016
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
Location/Direction: 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707
The 5th Annual
Pellicer Creek Raid, FL
Dates: November 4-6, 2016
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 7th from 10 AM until 4 PM. Camps will be open to the
public between 10:00 AM and 5:00 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
Reenactor Fee: $5 fee per person
more information, Debbie Milner at firstname.lastname@example.org (Mary Herron –
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.
Raid on the Suwannee River, FL
Dates: November 11-13, 2016
Information: Heritage Park and Gardens in Live Oak Fl. It will be Co-hosted by the Heritage Park Committee and the City of Live Oak FL. and Hardy's Brigade. Maximum Effort Hardee Corps Event. We have 80 Acres to play in. School day will be on Friday the 13th. We are going to pay the first 12 Guns registered. Cut off for artillery registration is 15 Oct 2015. Same excellent camp locations as last year.
Reenactor Fee: $5 fee per person, $20 max per family
Contact: Bob Gomillion at email@example.com or Mike Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bob Goodrich at email@example.com
Location/Directions: Heritage Park and Gardens, 1004 Helvenston St SE, Live Oak, FL
Battle of Atlanta, Nash Farms, Hampton, GA (Out of State)
Dates: November 11-13, 2016
Information: Sponsored by the 30th GA, Co. E. Come and experience the battles. Saturday is a recreation of the second day of Jonesboro, and the desperate charge of Kilpatrick’s US Calvary as they attack Nash Farms and its defenders is Sunday. Enjoy the arts and crafts, vendors, authentic sutlers, Nash Farm Museum, demonstrations and competitions. Walk through the camps and back in time as you visit with our reenactors as they recreate life during the Civil War. Battles are at 2:00 both Saturday and Sunday Come one, come all and enjoy a day of history! Event is open from Saturday 9-5& Sunday 9-4!
Reenactor Fee: Cost is $8 per person, $5 for students 7-17 and 6 and under enter free.
Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location/Directions: Located at Nash Farm Battlefield, 100 Babbs Mill Rd., Hampton, GA 30228
Battle of Bowlegs Creek, FL
Dates: November 18-20, 2016
Information: Registration opens Thursday, November 17th 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 email@example.com. Reenactors, Demonstrators, Artillery & Cavalry Registration need to contact Dwight Dovel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sutlers and food vendors contact Dwight Dovel at email@example.com.
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1594030100885948/ or register at https://sites.google.com/site/bowlegscreekreenactment/
Location: 1639 Frostproof Hwy, Fort Meade, FL 33841. 1 1/2 miles east of down town 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 on to 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 on to 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 on to U.S. 98/Co. Rd. 630 go 1 1/2 miles east the Ft. Meade Outdoor Recreation Area will be on your right.
Civil War Encampment and Christmas Celebration - EVENT CANCELED
10th and 11th, 2016
history event held on the property of the Presidents Hall of Fame museum in
EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AS THE MUSEUM COORDINATORS HAVE DECIDED TO GO IN A
DIFFERENT (non-Military) DIRECTION. THEY
ARE SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Gordon at 352-988-9760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Location/Directions: Presidents Hall of Fame, 23 N. Highway 27, Clermont, FL 34711
Annual Ocklawaha River Raid, FL
Dates: December 2-4, 2016
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, 2016. 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 email@example.com or 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.
152nd Anniversary of the Winter Muster of Ft. McAllister, GA (Out of State)
Dates: December 9-11, 2016
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.
ask that you contact Joe Blunt at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions about participation or acceptability of items.
Location/Directions: Located at 3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mcallister2011/
16th Annual Raid on Fort Pierce, FL
Dates: December 9-11, 2016
Information: School day help needed on Friday, Dec. 9th. Battles Saturday at 2 pm and Sunday at 1pm. Saturday - Ladies’ Tea 11:00 and Ball on Saturday night with refreshments. We need Cavalry for school day at least and Artillery welcome. Powder ration for first two Union and Confederated artillery pieces registered. Firewood provided. We need more reenactors on the field please to keep our event going, this is the best Small event on the east coast of Florida don’t just hear about it be a part of history. Our local camera club and the 500+ Students will tell you how great this event is. Our school day is awesome 13 stations to help four different counties of Children learn about what the War Between the States was all about, how soldiers and civilians went about every day without the conveniences the future will take for granted. I you have a persona and officer impression you would like to talk to the schools we would greatly appreciate your help. If you have been here before and want to help me make this better by all means I am all ears. Please send me your comments our 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: Sutlers and reenactor information contact Jim O’Dell at email@example.com or 772-318-8258.
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.
Location/Directions: 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.
Brooksville Raid, Brooksville, FL
Dates: January 20-22, 2017
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 20th Two battles (2:30 PM Sat. & 1:30 PM Sun.) A Children’s battle will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, Jan. 21st 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
There will be new Rules and Regulations in effect!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sutlers – For sutler registration information contact Bob Burnett at email@example.com.
Reenactor Fee: $5 fee per person (13 years and under free).
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.
Battle at Townsend's Plantation (Renningers Market at Mt. Dora)
Dates: February 3-5, 2017
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
General Information: Clay Townsend - firstname.lastname@example.org
Re-enactors Information: Wayne Vaughn - email@example.com
Sutler Information: Donna Cobb - Donnawilliamcobb@yahoo.com
Artillery Information: Bob Gomillion - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cavalry Information: Chuck Sheridan - email@example.com
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.
Battle at Fort Taylor, FL – Living History
Dates: February 3-5, 2017
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Federal Contact is Col. Bill Pangrass (352) 615-3012 or email email@example.com
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.
The Battle of Olustee, FL
Information: Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site, Olustee, Florida. Your help is needed with the school day programs on Friday, February 17. 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 at any Civil War event with 80+ sutlers in attendance. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Battle at Fort DeSoto, FL
Dates: February 24-26, 2017
Information: The 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in cooperation with Pinellas County Parks Department and Fort DeSoto Park, will host an American Civil War Weekend Encampment and Historic Battle Reenactment at the Fort DeSoto Park located in Tierra Verde on the Southern-most tip of Pinellas County, FL. Participants will be depicting Union and Confederate infantry, artillery, and civilian impressions. On Friday, Feb. 24th, the camps will be open for tours by elementary school children from 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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with ongoing events throughout the day. Battle reenactment at 1:30 pm each afternoon. Other period activities will include sutlers, infantry drills and a Ladies Tea. A limited number of modern camping spaces will be available for reenactors on a first contact, first served basis. Contact us for your reservation now. Modern campers showing up on the day of the event without a reservation will not be allowed to camp. FREE firewood and ice will be provided. Infantry and artillery please pre-register. There is a $50 cash bounty for the first six pre-registered artillery unit with cannon (3 Union, 3 Confederate). Sutlers by invitation only. Please contact Ed Hinkle at email@example.com for more information and to make your modern camping reservation. Also, please let us know if you are able assist during School Day.
Reenactor Fee: NONE
Location/Directions: 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, St Petersburg, FL 33715
Battle of Okeechobee, FL - Second Seminole War
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 24th (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The 152nd anniversary and 40th reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge, FL
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 email@example.com
Limited authentic civilian camping, apply in advance by contacting Carrie Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
No RV camping on site.
Sutlers and artillery by invitation only.
Please direct all other inquires to Bob Trapp at email@example.com
Website: http://www.nbhscso.com or http://www.floridastateparks.org/naturalbridge/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-of-NaturalBridge/143539578994844
Location/Directions: 7502 Natural Bridge Road, Tallahassee, FL. 32305
Nature Coast Reenactment - Kirby Family Farm Williston, FL
Dates: March 10-12, 2017
Information: The Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment will again be held on the Kirby Family Farm property. This reenactment will be a MAXIMUM EFFORT EVENT for HARDEE"S CORPS. We will host an EDUCATION DAY on March 11th, 2016 and invite reenactors with an interest in EDUCATING OUR YOUTH to offer their unique talents. There will be a generous Bounty for the FIRST 20 FULL SIZE CANNON, but you MUST register by mail with the form available on our website. We will again have our usual mortar match on Saturday, so if you have a mortar up to 24#, bring it along. There will be water, hay for bedding, and a supply of firewood. Sutler participation is by invitation only. Music and commentary will be provided by the 97th String Band. THIS YEAR we will also provide a site for our growing Civilian Reenactors. AND of course there will be our TRAIN to provide a tour of the camps and to deliver troops to the battlefield. Please note the pyrotechnics for added realism during the battle. Please contact us thru our website "Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment."
Reenactor Fee: $7 fee per person
Contact: The key contact for reenactors is Ray Smutko at firstname.lastname@example.org for event information and sutler registration contact Bill Micklon at email@example.com
Website: http://www.naturecoastcivilwarreenactment.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/naturecoastcivilwar.reenactment
Location/Directions: Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL. 32696
Narcoossee Mill, FL
Dates: March 24-26, 2017
Information: 24rd 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
- Education groups & presenters contact http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com/ed.htm or Greg Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Reenactors contact http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com/reenact.htm or John Holmes at email@example.com
contact http://www.battleatnarcoosseemill.com/sut.htm or John Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Camp Milton, FL – Living History
Dates: April 22-23, 2017
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
Location/Directions: 1175 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville, FL
Garrison of Fort Clinch, Fernandina Beach, FL
Dates: May 5-7, 2017
Information: This event is sponsored by the Ft. Clinch State Park CSO. Union soldiers, sailors, Navy and Marines are needed for first person interpretation of Ft. Clinch and the Army camps around Fernandina in May 1864. Soldier activities include guard duty, drill, firing demonstrations, beach patrol, pay and mail call, ambulance drill and artillery training. Barracks accommodations provided and period correct camps will be located right outside the fort. THERE WILL BE NO FEMALES IN THE SOLDIERS BARRACK S ADULTS OR CHILDREN There are 5 beds available first come first serve in the hospital and we are working to set up a bastion for females. Meals on Saturday and Sunday will be provided. There will be a candlelight tour for the public after dark. Modern camping is available, but it is best to make advance reservations with the Park for a spot. Civilian impressions are encouraged as "townspeople from Fernandina" or Union refugees from Jacksonville. Rank structure for Infantry Company (Officers and NCOs) is by appointment only. Special impressions must be pre-approved by the event coordinators. Please R.S.V.P. to assist in planning for this event.
Reenactor Fee: NONE
Website: Visit the park’s official website here http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch
Location/Directions: 2601 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Battle of Resaca, GA (Out of State)
Dates: May 19-21, 2017
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),
Registration fee age limit: 12 years and older
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.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Living History, GA (Out of State)
Dates: June TBA, 2017
Information: Georgia Division Reenactors Association Infantry and Civilian. CS impression. Located at the Kennesaw Mountain NBP Visitor Center. A well-cleaned musket, cartridge box, tins are required.
Reenactor Fee: NONE
Contact: For more information, contact Chris Burns at email@example.com.
Location/Directions: 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152, Phone Number: 770-427-4686
Best Directions: http://www.nps.gov/kemo/planyourvisit/directions.htm
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