January 9, 10, 11, 2009. 3rd Annual Battle of Gopher Ridge
at Roberts Ranch in Immokalee, FL. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Held
in conjunction with Vaquero/Cattlemen's Days. School day on Friday will include demos of camp life both Confederate
and Federal and Florida cattle ranch life in the 1800's. Mounted cattlemen, and soldiers are encouraged to attend.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. A parade/cattle drive through Immokalee is
scheduled for Saturday morning. Battles Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Dinner will be provided Saturday night.
CSA Commander will be Col. Rick Brass of the 10th Tenn. dismounted cavalry. Federal Commander will be Rick Rickard.
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. For information, contact Lou Stickles (event
organizer and museum liaison) at email@example.com or Fred Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 10, 11, 2009. DeLeon
Springs General Birney's Raid of 1864 (DeLeon Springs State Park). Union encampment. Hosted by the 17th Connecticut. No
battle, this is a living history event. Union troops wanted to portray 17th Connecticut, 35th USCT, 157th N.Y.,
75th Ohio Infantry. No modern camping on site but plenty of nearby venues. For more information, please contact
Jeff Grzelak email@example.com
January 16, 17, 18, 2009.The 145th
anniversary of the actual Federal raid on the town of Brooksville and the 28th annual Brooksville Raid, Brooksville, Florida. Hosted by the Hernando Historical Museum Assoc. and North Pinellas Scout Sertoma Club. The Brooksville Raid is known as the biggest and the best Civil
War Reenactment in Florida. Last year 3,850 reenactors and their families participated in the event
along with 24 cannons and 61 mounted cavalrymen. Help is needed for the school day on Friday the 16th (over 1,200 students
attended last year). Cavalrymen - This year the Brooksville Raid will not supply hay for the cavalry horses.
In place of the hay ration, a Horse Hay-Bounty will be distributed to the cavalrymen. The bounty will be $10 per horse to
first 40 pre-registered horses who participate in the battle. The hay bounty will be handled at the registration desk
when the cavalryman signs in. If you did not pre-register yourself and your horse, you will not get the $10 bounty.
Remember to bring your own hay for your horse - no hay will be on site. All horses and mules are required to show
current coggins papers at the registration desk before the horse is allowed on the property. The event will supply tent
and sleeping hay to the infantrymen. Two battles (2:30pm); one Sat. one Sun. Ladies tea will be held at 11:00am Saturday (the
women put a lot into this tea and I have been told it is one of the best anywhere), Blue/Gray Ball Sat night at 8:00pm, church
Sun. morning. A $2.00 donation to the event will be required for all reenactors and adult family members participating
in the Brooksville Raid. All reenactors will receive a raffle ticket upon registering for a $100.00 gift certificate
(five to be given away) to be used at any of the sutlers in Sutlers Row during the event. The winners will be posted
throughout the camps and at the ball Saturday evening. Any and all proceeds from this event are split evenly between
North Pinellas Sertoma and the HeritageMuseum. Meals and hot showers will be available from the North Pinellas Co.
Scout Sertoma Club, Friday evening through Sunday, for a nominal fee.
Due to the incredible amount of artillery attending the Raid, the artillery bounty will be a little different this
year. One bounty per unit ($100) will be given to the first twenty pre-registered cannons only. 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. More information at NEW WEBSITE ADDRESShttp://www.brooksvillereenactment.com/
January 23, 24, 25, 2009. 16th Annual School of the Soldier/Skirmish at
Eden State Gardens near Port Washington, Florida. Host unit: 1st FL Infantry Reg. Co. D. (Walton Guards) Friday
will be a school day. Saturday and Sunday will include drills and a skirmish. On Saturday only a ladies tea and
living history displays. Period camping on site only. No fee, walk-ons welcome. Information contact Jim
Busby at firstname.lastname@example.org Directions to the event can be obtained at http://www.waltonguards.org/map%20to%20Eden.htm
January 30, 31,
February 1, 2009. Battle at Townsend's Plantation
(Renningers Market at Mt.Dora). Sponsored by the law offices
of Clay Townsend, Esq. No reenactor participation fee. Spectator fee $5 adults and $2 children. Living history
exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstrations, authentic camps, ladies tea, Sun. church service, and sutlers. School
day will be held on Friday Feb. 1st. 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 and cavalry.
Battle 3pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday. 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. Contact: (Infantry
and Artillery) Wayne Vaughn at email@example.com Sutlers contact Fred Jakobson at firstname.lastname@example.org Cavalry contact R. A. Niepert
January 31, February 1, 2009.
Battle of Okeechobee - Second Seminole War event held on portion of original battlefield at the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic
State Park (3500 SE 38th Ave). Civil War reenactors are welcome to portray militia. Need straw or felt hat - no
kepis. Lunch and dinner provided, powder ration, door prizes (at Saturday evening program). Authentic and modern
camping areas. Located 1/2 mile East of Taylor Creek on Hwy 441 SE. GPS 27.211601 - 80.789530 Contact Dowling
Watford at email@example.com or visit their site at www.okechobeebattlefield.com
February 6, 7, 8, 2009. Road to Olustee (weekend
before the Olustee battle reenactment). Confederate camps will be engaged in typical period activities; cleaning weapons,
chopping wood, building earth works, drilling, etc. Civilians will portray the town of Jacksonville going about daily
life as they would have in February 1864. Household duties, shopping for essentials, sewing, spinning, going about daily
life until Union troops are on the move. Union troops will have the opportunity to raid, scout, and advance on the Confederate
fortifications. Scripted scenarios will provide first person interpretation for reenactors and visitors alike.
Skirmish and raids on Saturday, and battle on Sunday. Full civilian town scenario with period sutlers integrated into
the town. School day Friday, Barbeque for dressed participants on Friday evening. Saturday evening barn dance.
Cavalry and artillery by invitation. Firewood, hay provided. Pre-registration encouraged, participation will be
limited to the first 100 Confederate soldiers, all others will be required to participate as Union or civilian. Total
participation limited so pre-register early. Strict interpretive guidelines for all participants, please read regulations
for further details. Reenactor fee: $5 for all participants over 3 years old. All proceeds benefit historic preservation
at Camp Milton. Sponsored by Preservation North Florida, JaxParks, Flatlanders Mess and the Golden Teacup Society.
Register after October 15 at http://www.campmilton.com For more information contact: Shorty Robbins, firstname.lastname@example.org Diane Gleason, email@example.com Joey Gangler, firstname.lastname@example.org
14, 15, 2009. Civil War Heritage Days. Key West Florida. Fort Taylor was a Union held fortress
(one of three in Florida). It served as headquarters for the Union Navy's East Gulf Coast Blockade Squadron. The
event features a parade down the world famous Duval Street to Fort Taylor, artillery and infantry demonstrations, period crafts,
a land/sea battle, and a period ball. New on this year's schedule; a court trial of a captured blockade runner and a
skirmish on the beach. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is the site of the best beach on Key West. Portrayal
of life in the Keys in the mid 1800's. No registration fee but sutlers need to call in advance. Ft.Taylor has one of
the largest collections of coast artillery in the country. Primitive tent and dry RV camping is available. Directions,
Take US 1 south to mile marker 0 and turn left on Southard
Street. Turn Left and follow the signs to Ft.
Taylor State Historical site. Sutlers and reenactors contact Rick Brass at email@example.com Information and on-line registration is available at http://www.forttaylor.org/hfest.html or by telephoning Park Service Specialist Harry Smid at 305-292-6850.
February 13, 14, 15, 2009. The
Battle of Olustee reenactment, parade and Living History. Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site,
Olustee, Florida. Your help is needed with the school day programs on Friday, February 16. If you have a special
or unique program or can help in some other way, please contact Mitzi Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org The reenactment takes place on the actual site where the Battle of Olustee (Ocean Pond) was fought. Visit
with thousands of Civil War reenactors, tour the camps, see demonstrations of all types. 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 will begin at 10:30 AM. Reenactors
are encouraged to participate. Buses will transport reenactors to and from the parade site and will be served breakfast.
No pets. Due to concerns for public safety, no fur bearing animals such as cats and dogs will be allowed during
the reenactment activities. This does not apply to horses. Get there early. The crowd gets big fast, sign-in
and parking can be a hassle. First time visitors and reenactors to the event should read the listing
of activities at http://extlab7.entnem.ufl.edu/olustee/schedule.html The battlefield is located just fifteen miles east of LakeCity 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. Contact the Olustee Battlefield
Historic Site at (386) 758-0400. email@example.com or visit the website at http://battleofolustee.org/
February 13, 2009. The Battle of Lake City. The 1st
Georgia Regulars will host the event. It will take place at 5pm. near the south-west corner of the lake behind
the Columbia Co. courthouse. Confederate Marines will provide two artillery pieces and support. Federal infantrymen
are always needed. Federals will have Cavalry as well. Driving directions: from hwy 90, go west from Marion St
(441) one block to Columbia St, turn right, go 3 blocks turn right. and proceed several blocks to lake. Turn right. to SW
corner of lake. There will be a bus at the battlefield entrance at 330 pm to transport reenactors. For more information, contact
Lt. David Eversole at firstname.lastname@example.org Included in the day's activities (before the skirmish),
will be a memorial service at Oaklawn cemetery in Lake City at 9:30am. A roll call of all 155 Confederates killed in
the battle of Olustee and interred there will recognize and honor all of those fallen soldiers for the first
time. All were previously unknown! As many confederate reenactors as possible are needed to attend this service.
Directions to the cemetery: From hwy 90, 3 blocks west of Main St. turn right on N 5th St 6 blocks to W. Franklin
St; cemetery on right. For information, contact David Eversole, Battle of Olustee Camp 1463 at email@example.com
February 19, 20, 21, 22, 2009. The 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Re-enactment Regiment, in cooperation with the Pinellas County Parks Department
will host an American Civil War Weekend Encampment and Historical Battle Reenactment at the FortDeSotoPark located in Tierra Verde on the
Southern-most tip of Pinellas County, Florida.
The civil war era camps will be open FREE to the public from until each day. Participants
will be depicting both Union and Confederate infantry, artillery, cavalry (limited), and
civilian impressions. On Friday, February 20, 2009, the camps will be open for tours by elementary school children from surrounding
cities and counties. On Saturday and Sunday, camps will be open to the public with ongoing events all day, climaxing with
an historical battle re-enactment each afternoon at 1:30 pm. Other civil war activities will include period sutlers and vendors,
a mock military trial and execution, artillery demonstrations, infantry drills, 'ladies afternoon tea', drum and fife music
performances and civil war medical demonstrations. A limited number of re-enactor modern camping spaces will be available
on a first contact, first served basis. Contact us for your reservation now because modern campers showing up on the day of
the event without a reservation will not be allowed to camp. FREE firewood, hay
for sleeping, and ice. We encourage re-enactors to arrive on Thursday, February 19, 2009 to participate in our 'school day'
program for almost 1000 school children in PinellasCounty. We would like to ask participating units and artillery to let us know in advance
if they are coming to the event.We have a $50 cash bounty for the first 6, pre-registered artillery units,
with a cannon (3 Union, 3 Confederate) and $10 cash bounty for the first 10, pre-registered
mounted cavalry that attend the event. Sutlers by invitation only. For information or reservations, contact
David Glenn, at (727) 430-8136, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write: 97th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf., Event Coordinator, 14172 Sharon Drive, Largo, Florida, 33774.
February 20, 21, 22, 2009. Regional Fife and
Drum Muster event. The 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Re-enactment Regiment, in conjunction
with our American Civil War Weekend Encampment and Historical Battle Re-enactment at the FortDeSotoPark located in Tierra Verde on the
Southern-most tip of Pinellas County, Florida.All Ancient Musicians (Union, Confederate, Civilian, Revolutionary War, etc...) are
invited and encouraged to attend. Participants will get to play, demonstrate, and share their music with other civil war musicians
from around the country. There will be informal sessions as well as formal, marching opportunities. A limited number
of modern re-enactor camping spaces will be available on a first contact, first served basis. Contact us for your reservation
now because modern campers showing up on the day of the event without a reservation will not be allowed to camp. Firewood, hay,
and ice provided. We encourage re-enactors to arrive on Thursday, February 19, 2009 to participate in our 'school day' program
for 1000+ school children in PinellasCounty.
We would like to ask participating musicians to reserve their spot for this event.For more information
and reservations, contact David Glenn, Event Coordinator at (727) 430-8136, or email@example.com or write to: 97th Pennsylvania Vol. Inf., Event Coordinator, 14172 Sharon Drive, Largo, Florida, 33774.
March 6, 7, 8, 2009. Fourth Annual Gettysburg Reenactor Appreciation Weekend.
A fun-filled weekend without the hassles of an event. All eras of history are welcome from Napoleonic to Civil War to
WW II and more. Admission is free to all reenactors and living historians in period attire. Many local businesses
will offer special rates and discounts for you and your family. For more information see their website at www.reenactorsrock.com and http://www.reenactorsrock.com/pages/Home.html
March 7, 8, 2009. 143nd Anniversary of the
Battle of Natural Bridge- Woodville. Fla. (Near Tallahassee) Sponsored by the Leon Rifles, Florida Park Service and The Natural
Bridge Historical Society. Battles both days/ very relaxed event. Sunday's opening ceremonies at l:30 p.m. The battle
begins 2:30 p.m. no fees. Hay and wood available. potluck dinner for reenactors on Saturday night; Dance to follow. This reenactment
of the 143nd Anniversary of the 1865 Civil War battle which defeated the Union takeover of Tallahassee, the only Confederate
capital east of the Mississippi which didn't fall into Union hands. It is fought on the actual battlefield. Encampments are
open to the public from l0:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sutlers and artillery by invitation only. We need Yankees! Sorry but the
small battlefield makes it necessary to exclude mounted cavalrymen. Artillery is by invitation only. Military
contact is Mark Rominger at firstname.lastname@example.org and Chris Ellrich at email@example.com Sutlers contact John Boger at 386-963-3654. Directions: Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park
is located six miles east of Woodville, off S.R. 363 (Woodville Highway) on Natural Bridge Road. Woodville is located just
south of Tallahassee.
March 13, 14, 15, 2009.12th Annual Battle at Crystal River, FL. This is a maximum
effort Hardy's Brigade event. Sponsored by the Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment Committee, Inc. The reenactment
will be held once again at the Holcim, Inc. property site. Powder ration for all pre-registered artillery pieces. School
day is Friday, March 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Marci Bruno at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate in the Education Day activities. All reenactors who help with school day will receive
a free BBQ meal Friday night. A registration fee of $2 per reenactor nine years old and up to be paid at the time of
sign-in at the registration desk. Medallions must be worn by all reenactors nine years old and up while on property.
No four wheelers on battlefield or outside of modern camp. Authentic Civil War Era Sutlers only. Sutlers, please
contact Bill and Diane Micklon at email@example.com for specifics. Live fire cannon demonstration will be held during the weekend as well as live fire musket competition
and mortar contest. Contact Ray Smutko at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these activities. Civil War Battles take place at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with pyrotechnic
blasts for effects, including an exploding house. A ladies tea will be held Saturday morning. There will be an
1860's dance for reenactors and guests featuring the 97th PA. Regimental String Band on Saturday night. Sunday morning
Church service in the barn. Authentic camps for CSA and USA. Hay, wood and water on site for authentic and
modern camps. Modern camping (no hook-ups) on site. Directions: Seven miles northwest of Crystal River along US
19/98, site is on the west side of the road. Site entrance signs will be on the highway. From Dunnellon, take
CR 448 west, turn north on US 19/98; or SR 40 west to Inglis, turn south on US 19/98. From Orlando, take the Florida
Turnpike north to I-75, exit at first exit at Wildwood (SR 44) to US 19, turn north to Crystal River and follow the signs.
As you pass over the railroad tracks get in the left lane. go about a mile and turn left into the small one lane entrance
road. GPS position: N28.56.596 W082.37.329 Pre-registration forms for artillery and sutlers are online, others
need not pre-register. www.crystalriverreenactment.org Snail mail correspondence to NCCWC, Inc, P.O. Box 640012 Beverly Hills FL., 34464. NCCW Reenactment Committee:
M. Hoffman (President) at email@example.com Curtis Peters (Vice-President) at firstname.lastname@example.org Marcie Bruno (Secretary) at email@example.com John Porter (Treasurer) at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 21, 22, 2009. Confederate Garrison
at Fort Clinch. Early war impression, civilian and or militia uniforms encouraged. Saturday night candlelight
tour of the fort. Meals provided for a fee to cover the cost. Interested units and individuals contact Sgt. Willie
Evans at email@example.com
March 27, 28, 29, 2009. The 16th annual Battle at Narcoossee Mill.
St. Cloud Fla. southeast of Orlando by Kissimmee. Sponsored by the Jacob Summerlin Camp #1516 Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Battlefield is on 150 acres of open and wooded land on the shore of East Lake Tohopekaliga. The event host
will be checking coggins papers for horses at the registration desk. There are no sutler or re-enactor fees. Friday,
the 27th, is education day which begins at 9:00am; re-enactors are needed to provide demonstrations. A lunch will be
provided for volunteers assisting with the school program. There will be a ladies tea and military ball on Saturday.
Take Hwy 192 (Irlo Bronson Hwy) to Hwy 15. Go 2mi North on Hwy 15, look for the park sign. Another way to get
there (from the North) is to take I-4 to the toll road 528 (Beachline Expressway) go east and get off on Hwy 15 exit (Narcoossee
Road) go South on Hwy 15. Another way if you are coming from the Florida Turnpike, get off at exit #244 and go east
on Hwy 192 through St. Cloud, then turn North on Hwy 15 (Narcoossee Road). GPS position: N28.16.448W081.15.020
Contact the SCV Camp at http://www.jacobsummerlin.org/ or Don Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org More information, pre-registration http://www.jacobsummerlin.org/ed2007.pdf
19, 2009. Parrish Train Raid (southwest Florida). The Parrish Train Raid is definitely a one of
a kind event. This a small event with two short battles per day, one at 11am and one at 2pm. 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. Artillery, Cavalry,
Infantry and civilians are invited. For safety reasons we have changed the camp layout for the event. All
DIRECTIONS ARE AS YOU STAND ON THE ROAD FACING THE RAILROAD TRACKS. As you enter the Train Raid area, Modern Camping,
RV and trailers will be along the wood line, to the left of the road. The first modern campers on site can start
at the small blockhouse in the woods and as others arrive they can work their way to the left. There will be no camping
or parking from the blockhouse to the road, this area must remain clear. Please go as far left as possible so they can
have ample parking for spectators and reenactors. Parking for reenactors will also be on the far left approximately
15 ft from the train track, nose in towards tracks. Union period correct camp will stay in the same place (to the right
of the entrance road). Authentic confederate camp will now be where the old modern camp was under the trees, starting
behind the big oak tree (south of the Federal camp). The area from the entrance road to the train station and
all areas to the right will be roped off, this will be the skirmish and reenacting area. Firewood and water will be provided.
Driving directions: 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.
For further information Contact Barry King at email@example.com
April 17, 18, 19, 2009.
Annual Ladies Encampment at Ft. Clinch. Sponsored by the Golden Teacup Society. Join the ladies for a weekend
of workshops, speakers and discussions geared towards expanding your knowledge, improving your impression and fellowshipping
with other ladies in the hobby. Learn period techniques. Talk with other historians. Share research and
information. Listen to knowledgeable speakers. Camp onsite in authentic barracks. Full registration details
will be available in the Civilian reenactor area at the Olustee event or contact Diane Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ryan Blocker at email@example.com
April 18, 2009. Confederate Memorial Day Motorcade.
South Florida. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Once again the 12th and 14th Brigades of the Sons of Confederate Veterans invite
all Confederate Reenactors to travel with them through seven counties in order to honor 171 Confederate Veterans. The
Annual CSA Motorcade will form up and travel from Miami north to West Palm Beach and from Sebastian south to West Palm Beach.
Participants will meet for dinner at the West Palm Beach Cracker Barrel. For more information contact Wess Frank (north
end) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Larry Powell (south end) at email@example.com or Mike Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 25, 2009 10:00 AM. Confederate Memorial Park Dedication.
Tampa Florida. Confederate re-enactors are needed to dedicate a 30 by 60 foot CSA
flag on a 139 foot tall flag pole. The dedication ceremony will begin at 9:00 AM with the formal ribbon cutting
at 2:00 PM. Seven cannons will be on site to fire a 21 gun salute and of course all Confederate re-enactors are needed
for the rifle salute. There will be food and drink for sale, vendors, music and speakers. Sons of Confederate
Veterans Post Chaplin John Weaver will be speaking along with Donnie Kennedy who co-authored the book "The South Was Right."
Ladies and Gentlemen in period attire are encouraged to attend this historic event. Children are
welcome to participate. Sutlers for the one day event are welcome to attend. This will be a fun family day or
weekend out. Hotel rooms at discounted prices are being arranged. Camping
facilities and special restaurant pricing details are also being worked out. The event
host needs to establish attendance numbers. If you would like to attend or need additional information please contact
Michael Herring at email@example.com or Wesley Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org Their website is located at www.tampaflag.info
2009. Anclote River Raid – The Anclote Raid is postponed this year due to
extensive remodeling of the park. This event will return next season. You are invited to Jay B
Starkey Wilderness Park in New Port Richey FL. Friday: School Day beginning at 9:30 am, guides and stations please meet
at sutlers row at 9 am. Saturday:Ladies Tea 11am All are welcome. 8pm Ball Celebration Saturday
night, All are welcome. Sunday: Church Services; Kids events to follow Services;2pm Battle
Sat. & Sun.;Cabins and Campsites are available. Reservations cannot be taken till November,
2pm is check in on the day of arrival. Cabin must be paid for 30 days in advance.Email AncloteRiverRaid@Yahoo.com to reserve, they will be accepted in date orders.. Only four Bounties are available for Artillery.
Email AncloteRiverRaid@Yahoo.comSutlers must pre-register, must have period correct tents and merchandise and are
subject to approval; Cavalry – Ideal grounds with 14 miles of riding trails, corral will be
available early. Coggins papers on all animals are required to be shown at registration. Living History Demonstrations
throughout the weekend. In town gun fights, skirmishes all day, pickets are suggested to be posted. We welcome suggestions
to enhance the experience. Thanks To the Park and Recreations Dept., Friends of the Park and SWFWMD. Park will
be open to all for set up Wednesday. Gate Key needs to be acquired at registration. DIRECTIONS: From NORTH of New Port Richey: 75 S to SR 52 Right; To Moon Lake Road make Left;
to Starkey Blvd, at stop light make Left and next left is Wilderness Park, the Park Entrance; From SOUTH of New Port Richey:
75 N to SR 56 at exit go Left; Several Miles and past Gunn Hwy to Starkey Blvd. at stop light make Right/ North; aprox 6 miles
North to WildernessPark - Jay B Starkey Wilderness Park Entrance, turn Right.For information,
May 2, 3, 2009.Annual Federal Garrison at Ft. Clinch State Park. This event is sponsored by the CSO. Barracks accommodation provided,
meals and the opportunities for first person interpretation of the Civil War (Federal) in exchange for a participants fee
of $12.00 and agreement to help tell the story of Ft. Clinch and garrison duty in 1864. You can participate in fully authentic presentations, particularly
during the candlelight tour after dark. Period correct camps can be set up right outside the fort.
There is an area for modern camping but it is best to make advance reservations for a spot. Civilian impressions are encouraged as "townspeople or refugees (Federal Sympathizers) from Jacksonville".
There will be plenty of "off duty" time to go to town and enjoy some “civilian” entertainment.
For more information, contact F. Lee Bledsoe, Vice President of the CSO for Ft. Clinch at Bledsoel@bellsouth.net
16, 2009 (Saturday only). Civil War Days skirmish at Heritage Village in Largo Fla. Hosted by the U.S.S.
Fort Henry unit. This event allows the spectator to see various aspects of the Civil War era. Spectators will
be encouraged to participate in various "hands on" activities focused on both military and civilian life. Sutlers, food
and beverage vendors will be on site. The event hosts ask that the reenactors be very pro-active in informing the spectators
about uniforms and gear, their units, feelings about the war, etc. Arms: No per-loaded weapons to be brought on site.
Pistols to be inspected unloaded by the safety officer and tagged. All weapon firing is to be coordinated through the
event hosts. No reenactor fees. Artillery powder subsidy to the first two Union and first two Confederate pre-registered
field guns (contact Lew Zerfas). Event opens 9:00am. Skirmish (new battle plan) at 2:30pm. Reenactor/sutler/vendor
registration: Gate #2 open for registration and setup 7:00 to 8:30am (event opens to public at (9:00am). Reenactor information:
Lew Zerfas at email@example.com website www.county.pinellas.org/heritage Driving directions: I-275 (West side of Tampa Bay) to Ulmerton Road (SR-688). Ulmerton west bound
for 10.2 miles - follow event parking lot signs on left (south) side of the road. For more information go to http://www.knology.net?~qed/USSFHevents-heritagevillage.htm
May 15, 16, 17, 2009. Battle of Central, South Carolina. The battle is a whole new event
with a new website located at http://battleofcentralsc.tripod.com/index.html The location of the battle has been moved just a little further down the road. The reenactment is sponsored by
the Battle of Central SC Committee. Hosted by the Provisional Army Of The Confederacy. Event will include camping
facilities, water, wood, hay, period music, dance and more. There will be a $3 reenactor fee and a $5 walk-on fee.
Education day will be held on Friday May 15th at the NEW event site from 9am to 2pm, ALL are welcome to attend. Free
breakfast on Saturday for registered reenactors. Please pre-register for the battle by April 15th. Directions
to the new event site (located 1/8 mile from the old site): Located on Earle Road right off Hwy 93 between Central and
Liberty, SC then follow the signs. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org