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150th - Battle of Natural Bridge


150th BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

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BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE


WHEN?

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2015


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.


WHAT?

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Featuring the Shut Yer Trapp Family Band entertaining during the day on Saturday and Sunday


Saturday March 7, 2015

 

  •       9:00 A.M. Military & Civilian Encampments Open to the Public
  •     10:00 A.M. Military Demonstration - Breastworks
  •     10:30 A.M. Children's Tea & Activities - Sutler Area
  •     12:00 P.M. Presentations by the John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture - featuring dramatization by Frederick Douglas - Sutler Area
  •       1:00 P.M. Ladies Tea - Presentation: Florida Salt Works, by the Ladies Soldiers Friends Sewing Society - Sutler Area
  •       1:30 P.M. Infantry Demonstration - Breastworks
  •       2:30 P.M. Artillery Demonstration - Breastworks
  •       3:00 p.m. Skirmish - Followed by: Battleground Medical Treatment of the 1860's - RAKESTRAW PROPERTY;
  •       4:30 P.M. Military & Civilian Camps Closed to the Public
  •       6:00 P.M. Annual meeting of the Natural Bridge Historical Society, Inc., Citizen Support Organization - Sutler Area
  •       8:00 P.M. Civil War Dance - Open to the Public, period dress requested, but not required - Sutler Area

  • Sunday March 8, 2015

     

  •        9:00 A.M. Military & Civilian Encampments Open to the Public
  •      10:00 A.M. Period Church Services - Sutler Area -  Public Welcomed
  •        1:00 P.M. 150th Anniversary Memorial Service - Anna Jackson Chapter 224 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) featuring the dedication of the restored eagle sculpture to the battlefield monument
  •        2:30 P.M. 38th Annual Reenactment of the BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE
  •        3:30 P.M. Conclusion and Salute

  • SUTLERS ROW

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  •  We are priviledged to have renown Civil War photographer Wendell Decker join us for the 150th. Make sure you have your image struck for future generations to admire.

  •  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;

    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 information 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 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday evening, March 2, 2013 on site at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. Please join us!


    CONTACT INFORMATION

     

  •     Authentic Soldiers and Civilians, contact Captain Chris Ellrich at cellrich@hotmail.com
  •     Artillery by invitation only, no Calvary due to site restrictions.
  •     Authentic Sutlers: STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY Contact John Boger at jboger@nbhscso.com
  •     Please direct all other inquiries to Bob Trapp at btrapp@nbhscso.com