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Tattnall Invincibles to re-enact Civil War
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Re-enactors in last year’s “Battles at Manassas” fly flags on the battle field at Fort Wallace-Wood. - photo by Photo provided.
“Fort Wallace-Wood” will be the site of the 11th annual “Battles at Manassas” Civil War reenactment on March 20-21. The “battle” is hosted by the Tattnall Invincibles Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans. The fort is just off U.S. Highway 280, midway between Reidsville and Claxton. Signs and flags will be posted beside the highway to mark the entrance.
The gates are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person and children younger than 11 are free.
Each day at 2 p.m., reenactment battles will determine control of the earthen and timber fort. Last year, 450 authentically dressed and armed re-enactors were involved in the battles to defend or capture the fort.  Even more are expected to participate this year. In addition, a number of civilians dressed in period clothing will be among the observers.
Other activities will include contests for the most authentic Union soldier and the most authentic Confederate soldier, an artillery competition, a mortar fire competition and a musket rapid-fire competition. Anyone interested in learning more about the social graces of the 1860s can attend a ladies tea authentic to the period.
All cannons, muskets, flags and accessories used during the battles at Manassas will accurately represent the 1861-65 period. Near the fort, both Confederate and Union sites containing camp gear representative of the period will be open for visits.
During both days of the re-enactment, vendors will offer food and a variety of period merchandise.
For more information, call Tommy Wallace, commander of the Tattnall Invincibles Camp, at (912) 557-6649, or go to

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