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Civil War to be refought at Manassa
Tattnall Invincibles
Two members of the Tattnall Invincibles prepare for battle. - photo by Photo provided.
The 10th annual Battles at Manassas Civil War re-enactment will be fought March 21-22, at Fort Wallace-Wood off Highway 280, midway between Claxton and Reidsville. Signs and flags will mark the entrance.
The gates open at 9 a.m. each day, with activities continuing until 5 p.m. Saturday and until 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, with children under 11 admitted free.
At 2 p.m. each day, re-enactment battles will begin between Union and Confederate forces to determine who will control the earthen and timber “fort.” More than 300 authentically uniformed and equipped re-enactors will be involved and many civilians dressed in period clothing will be among the observers.
Other activities include a ladies tea, artillery competition, mortar fire competition, musket rapid-fire competition and judging to determine the most authentic Union and Confederate soldiers.
Confederate and Union campsites near the fort will be open for visits by the public. All camp gear will represent the 1861-65 period. In addition, all muskets, cannons and flags will accurately represent the period.
Vendors will sell food and a variety of period merchandise both days.
The Tattnall Invincibles Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will host the event. For more information, call (912) 557-6649.
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