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151st - Battle of Natural Bridge


152nd BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

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BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE


WHEN?

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, 2017


WHERE?

 

Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park . Starting at the capitol building in Tallahassee, Florida, travel south on SR 61/363 (Monroe Street/Woodville Highway) approximately 10 miles to the community of Woodville. As you reach the elementary school at the southern edge of Woodville, turn left onto Natural Bridge Road. Travel approximately 6 miles east to the Battlefield.


Saturday March 4, 2017

 

  •       9:00 A.M. Military Camp & Civilian Camp Open to the Public
  •     10:00 A.M. Military Demonstration
  •     12:00 P.M. Presentations by the John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History                          and Culture
  •       1:00 P.M. Ladies Tea - Ladies Soldiers Friends Sewing Society Society
  •       1:30 P.M. Artillery Demonstration
  •       3:00 p.m. Skirmish - Followed by: Battleground Medical Treatment of the 1860's
  •       4:30 P.M. Military & Civilian Camps Closed to the Public
  •       5:00 P.M. Annual meeting of the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc. - BALL TENT
  •       8:00 P.M. Civil War Dance - Open to the Public, period dress requested, but not required


  • Sunday March 5, 2017

     

  •        9:00 A.M. Military & Civilian Camp Open to the Public
  •      10:00 A.M. Non-Denominational Church Services
  •        1:00 P.M. 151st Anniversary Memorial Service
  •                           Anna Jackson Chapter #224 United Daughters of the Confederacy
  •        2:30 P.M. 39th Annual Reenactment of the BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE
  •        3:30 P.M. Conclusion and Salute

  • CAMP LAYOUT

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    Due to site limitations there is NO MODERN CAMPING or RV PARKING allowed at the Park. Participating reenactors must register upon arrival and will be directed to the appropriate authentic camp. Pets are not allowed.


    SUTLERS ROW

     

    Visit our Sutlers for period goods & merchandise! Come say hi to:

    Terry Jordan, Barrancas Mercantile - Gents' & Ladies' Wear & Accessories;

    Billy Fox, Side Kick Sutler - Uniforms & Military Accoutrements;

    Heather Sotomayer, Sutler Such - Period goods, Embellishments, & Side Knives,

    Karen Wheeler, Wheeler's Iron Works - Blacksmith & Forged Goods.

  •  Civilian activities both days include period children's games, sewing, knitting, needlework, candle making and other Soldier Aid Society activities.

  •  And don't forget to stop by the NBHS-CSO tent for all your informational needs. Thanks for your support and we hope to see you!

    SUTLERS

  • FOOD COURT

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    Our friends from the Tallahassee Elks Club will satisfy your hunger and thirst during your visit. Proceeds help support the event and the Park.


    ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NBHS

     

    The annual business meeting of the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc. will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, March 4, 2017 under the Ball Tent at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. Please join us!


    CONTACT INFORMATION

     

  •     Due to site limitations there is no modern camping or RV parking/camping allowed. Authentic military and civilian reenactor camping only in assigned areas of the Park. Civilian reenactors must submit an application for camping in the civilian camp prior to the event and will be assigned a space, where avaialable, on a first come-first served basis. Use of existing fire pits only - no unauthorized digging on Park grounds. No pets are allowed.
  •     All reenactors must register upon arrival and agree to the authenticity and safety guidelines for the event. This event is primarily a battle reenactment. Non-military activities should be confined to the civilian camp and be period correct. No armed cowboys, gunslingers, sheriffs, marshalls, or unauthorized provosts are allowed.
  •      To ensure public safety military reenactors must be part of or assigned to an organized unit; civilian reenactors may not carry firearms (pistols, shotguns, or rifles) as part of their impression.
  •     Authentic Soldiers, contact Captain Chris Ellrich at cellrich@hotmail.com
  •     Authentic Civilians, contact Carrie Cook at carrie.cook14@gmail.com
  •     Artillery by invitation only, no Calvary due to site restrictions.
  •     Authentic Sutlers: by invitation only.
  •     Please direct all other inquiries to Bob Trapp at btrapp@nbhscso.com