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Battles at Manassas re-enactment March 16-17

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POSTED: March 7, 2013 9:27 a.m.

The 14thAnnual "Battles at Manassas" reenactment will be held at "Fort Wallace-Wood" on March 16 and 17 hosted by the Tattnall Invincibles Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The fort is located just off U. S. Highway 280, between Reidsville and Claxton. Signs and flags will be posted beside the highway to mark the entrance to the fort.

Each day, the gates will open at 9:00 a.m., and activities will continue until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. The Tattnall Invincibles are again able to hold the line on the gate fee. The cost of admission remains at $5.00, with children under 11 admitted free.

Reenactment battles will get underway at 2:00 p.m. each day to determine control of the earthen and timber fort. The Tattnall Invincibles are expecting over 450 authentically dressed and armed reenactors to be involved in the battles to defend or capture the fort. In addition, a number of civilians dressed in period clothing will be among the observers of the battles.

Many activities that have come to be expected on the schedule of events at "The Battles at Manassas" will be held again this year. They include judging to select the Most Authentic Union Soldier and the Most Authentic Confederate Soldier, an artillery competition for the best crew, a mortar competition with live fire on the target, and a musket rapid-fire competition. A ladies’ tea authentic to the period will also be held.

All cannons, muskets, flags and accessories used during "The Battles at Manassas" will accurately represent the 1861-1865 period. Confederate and Union campsites equipped with camp gear authentic to the period will be open for visits by the public.

During both days, vendors will offer food and a variety of period merchandise.

For more information, contact Tom Hutto, Commander of the Tattnall Invincibles Camp, at 912-739-4275, or Tommy Wallace at 912-557-6649.

 

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