Posts belonging to Category 'reenactment'

Re-enactment portrays Confederates’ stand against Sherman’s march

Over the weekend, spectators with a keen interest in South Carolina history witnessed an exciting and educational re-enactment of the Battle of Rivers Bridge in Bamberg County, an important crossing on Sherman’s march to Columbia.
Not all battles of the Civil War were clashes of huge armies. Some were small but pivotal. Such was the Battle [...]

Civil War with battle re-enactments at Calico Ghost Town

The State of California was in its infancy when the Battle of Ft. Sumter, near Charleston, SC took place in 1861 starting the American Civil War. While patriotic fervor swept California residents after this battle, Volunteer Regiments, recruited from pro-Union counties from the northern part of the state were sent to occupy pro-secessionist Southern California [...]

Battle of Rivers’ Bridge re-enactment Feb. 5-6

The 25th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry will once again hold a re-enactment of the Battle for Rivers’ Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 5-6.
The re-enactment will be held rain or shine on private land, just southeast of Rivers’ Bridge State Historic Site, 1744 Confederate Highway, U.S. 641, in Bamberg County.

Civil War Preservation Trust Completes $1 Million Campaign to Save Battlefield Land at the Wilderness

The Civil War Preservation Trust is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a $1 million fundraising effort to permanently protect 49 acres at the very heart of the Wilderness Battlefield.  First announced in October 2010, the effort will set aside a portion of historic Saunders Field immediately north of State Route 20 for [...]

Skirmish at Zollicoffer This Weekend!

One of East Tennessee’s premier Civil War reenacting events (it has even been featured in the movies) is this weekend (November 6-7) as Skirmish at Zollicoffer takes place in Bluff City.
The skirmish should be quite a show as 300 reenactors making up infantry, cavalry, artillery, signal Corps, Medical Corps and even Chaplaincy, for those who [...]

Battle of Wildcat Mountain receives praises

This year’s 21st edition of the re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Wildcat Mountain in Laurel County was one of the best, came the report at Wednesday’s London-Laurel Tourist Commission meeting.
Judy Krahenbuhl reported that the event was one of the best attended events of its two decades, noting that the reenactors and their families [...]

Cedar Creek under fire

Simon Taylor didn’t die at the Battle of Cedar Creek — this time.
The Civil War re-enactor from Rochester, N.Y., joined nearly 4,000 others like him on Saturday for the 146th anniversary reenactment at the historic Cedar Creek Battlefield near Belle Grove Plantation.
The event drew thousands more who strolled through the camps before sitting on the [...]

Reenactment draws largest crowd

Now in its 20th year, the annual J.E.B. Stuart Civil War Reenactment and Living History weekend drew its largest crowd to date this weekend.
Ronnie Haynes, vice president of the J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, said around 2,000 people visited the reenactment on Saturday. He expected 500 to 600 to visit on Sunday before the day [...]

Civil War reenactors plan event in Houston

The Missouri Civil War Reenactors’ Association will bring one of its 2010 scheduled events to Houston next month. Organizers said the event will be the one of largest Civil War reeneactments ever held in this region.
By Tuesday, more than 200 had already registered to participate. About 300 reenactors are expected, organizers said.

Civil War reenactment coming to Stockton

Oct. 2 and 3 are fast approaching and with them the gathering of Civil War reenactors on 40 acres of rolling hills south of Stockton. As they have for the past 10 years, the roar of cannons, clash of sabers, and smell of gunpowder will turn this part of Jo Daviess County into the “Battle [...]