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Battle of Natural Bridge


BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE

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BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE


WHEN?

 

Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014


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?

   

Saturday March 1, 2014

 

  •       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 2, 2014

     

  •        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. 146th Anniversary Memorial Service - Anna Jackson Chapter 224 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC)
  •        2:30 P.M. 34th Annual Reenactment of the BATTLE OF NATURAL BRIDGE
  •        3:30 P.M. Conclusion and Salute

  • SUTLERS ROW

     

  •       Visit our Sutlers for period goods & merchandise!
  •       Try a delicious hamburger, hot dog, and soda served up by our friends from the Tallahassee Elks Club! (Proceeds support the Park)
  •       Civilian activities both days include period children's games, sewing, knitting, needlework, and other Soldier Aid Society activities.
  •       Civilian and Military camps will close at 2:30 pm on Sunday.

  •       Thanks for your continued support and we hope to see you again next year.

    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
  •     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