Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

PVT. LUCIUS L. MITCHELL CAMP 4

St. Cloud, Florida


Preserving the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic

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November 11-13, 2016 

Raid on the Suwannee River, FL 

Heritage Park and Gardens in Live Oak Florida Will be Co-hosted by the Heritage Park Committee and the City of Live Oak FL. and Hardy's Brigade. Maximum Effort Hardee Corps Event. We have 80 Acres to play in. School day will be on Friday the 13th. We are going to pay the first 12 Guns registered. Cut off for artillery registration is 15 Oct 2015. Same excellent camp locations as last year. 

November 11-13, 2016 

Battle of Atlanta, Nash Farms, Hampton, GA (Out of State)

Sponsored by the 30th GA, Co. E. Come and experience the battles. Saturday is a recreation of the second day of Jonesboro, and the desperate charge of Kilpatrick’s US Calvary as they attack Nash Farms and its defenders is Sunday. Enjoy the arts and crafts, vendors, authentic sutlers, Nash Farm Museum, demonstrations and competitions. Walk through the camps and back in time as you visit with our actors as they recreate life during the Civil War. Battles are at 2:00 both Saturday and Sunday Come one, come all and enjoy a day of history! Event is open from Saturday 9-5 & Sunday 9-4.


November 18-20, 2016 

Battle of Bowlegs Creek, FL

Registration opens Thursday, November 17th at 8:00 AM. Friday will be the School day and Living History and will run from 9 AM to 1:00 PM (volunteers are needed). Friday, school day participants receive free lunch. There will be a Ladies Tea on Saturday, and a Saturday evening Military Ball with 7 pounds of Bacon, and shuttles will be running all weekend. As of now, we are including a Naval Landing and skirmish on the Pease River. Campaigner camps for both armies are available. Period camping, RV, and modern camping are available with restrooms and water. A $125 bounty is being offered to the first 6 per-registered cannons, and hay is being offered to the first 6 per-registered horses.




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December 2-4, 2016

The 32nd Annual Ocklawaha River Raid, FL

An excellent event at an excellent location; 500 acres, with undeveloped land around Florida Greenway. Hosted by the 2nd Battalion, Hardy's Brigade. Plenty of room for authentic camps, sutlers, modern camping, and parking. Modern camping sites with hook ups available for rental. Stable/barn rentals available for horses. Numerous on site water taps. All usual amenities will continue to be provided (hay, firewood, etc.). Powder rations are provided to the first eight cannons pre-registered by October 17, 2016. Hay rations are provided to all horses pre-registered by October 17. Water, firewood, and port-a-lets are provided on site as are modern showers for participants. Modern camping with hookups are available. A limited number of modern camping sites with hookups are available; these are reserved by contacting the horse park office. The sutler registration fee is $ 25.00 and need to pre-register by October 17. Battle re-enactments will be each day. Ladies' Tea is planned for Saturday. Young Reenactors' "battle re-enactment" will be held during the day on Saturday as well. Saturday evening ball is available to all actors; please dress appropriately.


December 9-11, 2016

152nd Anniversary of the Winter Muster of Ft. McAllister, GA (Out of State)

On December 13, 1864, General Sherman ended his March to the Sea by ordering his troops to take Fort McAllister. This event is listed as a Super Hardcore/Campaign Style event. Participants are portraying Western Theater US soldiers who have been on campaign for several months.


January 21 & 22, 2017

Brooksville Raid Reenactment

The location is on Hwy. 50 West at the

Sand Hill Scout Reservation

The Hernando Historical Museum Assoc., Inc. and North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club, Inc. present the 37th Annual Brooksville Raid Reenactment, Jan. 21 & 22, 2017.  This reenactment is a re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July of l864.

 

February 3-5, 2017

Battle at Townsend's Plantation (Renningers Market at Mt. Dora)

Sponsored by the law offices of Clay Townsend, Esq. and hosted by the 37th Alabama Co. H.. Spectator fee $5 adults and $2 children. Living history exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstrations, and authentic camps. The ladies tea will be hosted by the women of the 37th Ala. Co. H. Sun. church service, and sutlers. Usual amenities. Dress ball with 97th Regimental String Band Saturday at 8pm. Full scale artillery, cavalry, and soldiers in period dress and weaponry. Bounty paid for artillery. Battle 3 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

 

February 3-5, 2017

Battle at Fort Taylor, FL

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history. The fort was one of a series built in the mid-1800s to defend the nation's southeastern coastline. Completed in 1866, Fort Zachary Taylor played important roles in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Period camping is tents in fort for Federals & in the woods on beach for Confederates. They have room for RV's, but no hook ups. You can show up on Wed. before event & stay Mon. You can drive in the fort (except during school time) to set up. Hot showers are available, as well as full bathroom facilities. Friday is School day & 1 mile parade around 4pm. Saturday will be Fort displays & sea battle around 10am. Sunday will be a small skirmish outside the fort at about 10am.

 

February 17-19, 2017

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War and host the 41st Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee Feb. 17-19, 2017. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.

 

The living history weekend features a Civil War-era battle reenactment on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., as well as the reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.  Period music concerts and crafts, lectures, battlefield surgical practices and the lives of both white and black civilians during the war will be portrayed by re-enactors. Military camps and drills by infantry and artillery are scheduled throughout the weekend.  Color ceremonies, Cavalry, Authentic camps, exhibits, food and much more.

 

February 24-26, 2017

Battle at Fort DeSoto, FL

The 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, in cooperation with Pinellas County Parks Department and Fort DeSoto Park, will host an American Civil War Weekend Encampment and Historic Battle Reenactment at the Fort DeSoto Park located in Tierra Verde on the Southern-most tip of Pinellas County, FL. Participants will be depicting Union and Confederate infantry, artillery, and civilian impressions. On Friday, Feb. 24th, the camps will be open for tours by elementary school children from surrounding counties.


February 24-26, 2017

Battle of Okeechobee, FL - Second Seminole War

This event is held on a portion of the original battlefield at the Okeechobee Battlefield Historic State Park. Civil War actors are welcome to portray militia. Lunch and dinner provided, powder ration and door prizes. Battles on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM.

 

March 3-5, 2017

The 152nd anniversary and 40th reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge

Held on the original site of the battle at the Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park. Registration begins on Friday with battle reenactments on both Saturday and Sunday. The Ladies Soldier's Friend Sewing Society will host civilian events including a Children's Tea and Ladies' Tea on Saturday. Military, medical, and living history demonstrations throughout the day including historic presentations by volunteers (2nd USCT) from the John G. Riley Center/Museum of African American History and Culture. Civil War dance at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, the Anna Jackson Chapter 224 United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) will celebrate their annual pilgrimage to the site with a brief ceremony and the laying of a wreath honoring the original participants of the battle.

 

March 10-12, 2017

Nature Coast Reenactment - Kirby Family Farm Williston, FL

The Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment will be held on the Kirby Family Farm property. We will host an Education Day on March 11 and invite actors with an interest in educating our youth to offer their unique talents. We will again have our mortar match on Saturday, There will be water, hay for bedding, and a supply of firewood. Music and commentary will be provided by the 97th String Band. This year we will also provide a site for our growing Civilian actors and there will be our train to provide a tour of the camps and to deliver troops to the battlefield. Please note the pyrotechnics for added realism during the battle.


March 24-26, 2017

Battle at Narcoossee Mill, FL

The 24th annual Battle at Narcoossee Mill, sponsored by Jacob Summerlin Camp #1516, SCV. Education Day will be held on Friday the 24th. Admission for students and chaperones: $5.00 per person, lunch included. Tours begin at 9:30 AM. School groups must pre-register. Park opens to spectators, Saturday and Sunday, at 9:30 AM. Ladies Tea at 10:00 AM Saturday. Period music prior to battles and at Barn Dance. Battles, both Saturday and Sunday, begin at 2:00 PM. Ample grandstand viewing of the battle. Authentic camps will be open to the public after 10:00 AM, then closed one hour prior to the battles until just after the battles. Water and firewood will be provided for authentic camps. Saturday artillery night fire at dusk. Saturday evening barn dance at 8:00 PM. Spectator admission: $7.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 5-12, Children under 5 free.


April 22-23, 2017

Camp Milton, FL – Living History

Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Hosted by the city of Jacksonville – JAXParks. C.S. & U.S. Soldiers are needed to participate. Confederate soldiers will camp and defend the reconstructed earthworks. The original three miles of works were ordered to be constructed in March of 1864. Federal soldiers will recreate the June 1864 attack on the works. Saturday skirmish will be at 2:00. Sunday skirmish is scheduled for 1:00. The Camp Milton Historic Preserve is located on the northern portion of the original battlefield. The civilian camp is located at the interpretive center, AKA “the barn.” Members of the Golden Teacup Society will portray the lives of civilians affected by the war in and around Jacksonville.

 

 

May 5-7, 2017

Federal Garrison of Fort Clinch, Fernandina Beach, FL

This event is sponsored by the Ft. Clinch State Park CSO. Union soldiers, sailors, Navy and Marines are needed for first person interpretation of Ft. Clinch and the Army camps around Fernandina in May 1864. Soldier activities include guard duty, drill, firing demonstrations, beach patrol, pay and mail call, ambulance drill and artillery training. There will be a candlelight tour for the public after dark.


May 19-21, 2017

Battle of Resaca, GA (Out of State)

Please help everyone have a great event by pre-registering. Registration prior to May 1st is $10. You can start arriving as early as noon on Thursday. Friday is School Day. Saturday has a actor blanket sale at the Social Fly. Ladies Tea at 11:30. Sunday church services and period baseball game. 11:30 sees a cavalry competition. Battle Reenactment at 2 on both days. Usual amenities will be available to all actors.