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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2017-2018 EVENTS


September 8-10, 2017
Annual Reenactment of The Battle of Tunnel Hill (Out of State)
800 Hunt Road, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755
The Annual War Between the States Battle Reenactment since 1993?Recreating the Battles and Skirmishes in North West Georgia Beginning the 100 Days Fight to Atlanta and The Sea
School Day program will be on Friday the 8th. Our 23rd Year of Preserving History. The Heritage Park, Museum, Preserved 1850 RR Tunnel, the 1849 W&A RR Depot building are a tribute to YOUR work at the Battle of Tunnel Hill! Battles Saturday and Sunday. Military Ball planned for Saturday night for period participants with the award winning 5th Alabama Regimental Band Official Band of the Alabama Division of Reenactors, Inc. Conductor Harry Jackson Officiating. The period civilian camp will be adjacent to the sutler area. This will allow access when the previous areas have required us to move you all to the far side of the Battlefield due to wet ground in front of the Austin House. 

On September 29 - October 12, 2017
Rifles, Rails & History
100 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL 32278
Steam Back to the North and South" will return to Wooton Park on the shore of beautiful Lake Dora in Tavares. One of the unique aspects of this it is held in the heart of historic downtown Tavares. One of the "star" attractions during the three-day event will be the Orange Blossom Cannonball "movie train" featured in the Civil War-themed miniseries "North and South" and "The Blue and the Gray." Participants and guests will have an opportunity to be part of movie history riding aboard the coaches where famous TV and movie stars filmed, powered by the 1907 steam locomotive #2. Multiple battles will take place throughout the weekend with a cavalry raid on the train during each run. Also, the train will transport troops to another battle, the Skirmish at ALS Landing; returning the wounded soldiers back to the depot following the battle. Returning this year will be Mr. Al Stone portraying Gen. Robert E. Lee. 
Period camping will be in Wooton Park on Lake Dora, and there will be a location set aside for modern camping and for the horse trailers. The schedule of activities will include Education and Media Day on Friday, a reenactors parade down Main Street, reenactor demonstrations, sutlers and merchants, a ladies tea and fashion show, a historic walking tour through Tavares, a Friday night "rails and cocktails" party on board the Orange Blossom Cannonball, a formal Saturday night ball featuring the 7lbs of Bacon, and many exhibitors and presentations. One of the featured exhibits comes from Kirby-Smith Camp 1209 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, with the replica of the H.L. Hunley, a Confederate submarine that mysteriously disappeared, with all hands, shortly after sending the USS Housatonic to the bottom of Charleston Harbor on February 17, 1864. 

September 29 - October 1, 2017 
Pellicer Creek Raid
7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast, FL
The Florida Agricultural Museum will present a three-day special event. The Raid will consist of a reenactment which will involve a number of living history groups from around the southeastern United States. School day will be held on Friday the 29th from 9 AM until 3 PM. Camps will be open to the public between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM for demonstrations of military camp life in 1864. Battles will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM.

September 29 - October 1, 2017 
Occupation of Palatka, FL
100 Madison Street, Palatka, FL
The Seventh Annual “Occupation of Palatka” Civil War Living History event will be held in Palatka the last weekend of September, Sept. 29-30. The event will occur in front of the historic Bronson-Mulholland house in the north side historic district, adjacent to downtown Palatka. The event recalls the March 1864 occupation of Palatka by Union military forces, the activities of Union and Confederate military in the area, and how civilian folks lived here during the War Between the States. This is a Living History event, with camp and display set-ups and demonstrations. No battle or skirmish is re-enacted. Union Army, Navy, Marine, Engineer, and Medical, Confederate military and militia, and Civilian impressions are all needed and welcome. No cavalry due to space limitations and artillery is by invitation only. Friday, Sept. 29 is School Day, and attendance by local students is usually good. Saturday, Sept. 30 is general open-to- the-public day. The event runs 9 AM until 2 PM both days. Reenactor participants are expected to be able to conduct presentations/demonstrations at their set-up both days. 

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Parrish Train Raid, FL
Florida Railroad Museum 12210 83rd St East, Parrish, FL 34219
Sponsored by the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This is a small event with two short battles per day, one at 11:00 AMand one at 1:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday. Well, not really battles but attacks on the train as it passes. The train stops and is boarded by the Federals or Confederates and "captured" or the attackers are driven off by the soldiers on the train. Reenactors in period dress will be allowed to ride the train free. There will be time to interact with the public both on and off the train if you like but first person impressions and scenarios on the train and after the train returns to the station must be approved by the event coordinator, Barry King. Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry and civilians are invited. Authentic and modern camping will be accommodated. Firewood and water will be provided. 

October 6-8, 2017 
Andersonville Historic Fair and Civil War Reenactment, GA (Out of State) 
117 E. Church Street, Andersonville, GA, 31711 
Join hundreds of reenactors at the 41st Annual Andersonville Historic Fair on Oct 7-8, 2017 in the Civil War Village of Andersonville, Georgia as they set up camps and stage two realistic Civil War mock battles. Gates open at 10 am both days, with the battles taking place on Saturday at 3pm and Sunday at 2pm as history comes alive in Andersonville, Georgia. The Andersonville Historic Fair takes place on the first full weekend each October. 

October 20-22, 2017
Battle of Gainesville, FL
Alto Strong Cattle Ranch Gainesville, FL 32601 
The Battle of Gainesville, will be held on 240 beautiful acres just east of Archer, Florida. Come and witness or participate in one of the Top five battles in the State of Florida during the Civil War. Battles will be at 2:00pm, with the Skirmish of April 1864, resulting in a Union Victory. Sunday battle will be at 1:00pm, The Battle of Gainesville, August 17, 1864 a resounding victory by Confederate Forces. Saturday at 11:30 will be a Women's Tea, Saturday night a Period Ball and Sunday Church Services. 

October 27-29, 2017 
Battle in the Cove, GA (Missionary Ridge and Ringgold Gap) (Out of State)
994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Georgia 30707
Mountain Cove Farms Resort, Walker County, GA. At the site of the 150thj Chickamauga Reenactment. A truly picturesque site. There will be a $130 bounty for cannons (57” wheel guns only. Limit 15). All artillery must take the field on both days. Wood, hay, and water will be furnished. Earliest arrival is 8:00 AM Wednesday, Oct. 28th.

November 3-5, 2017 
33rd Annual Ocklawaha River Raid, FL
Florida Horse Park, 11008 South Highway 475 Ocala Florida,  34480
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. 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.

November 10-12, 2017 
Raid on the Suwannee River, FL
Heritage Park and Gardens, 1004 Helvenston St SE, Live Oak, FL 
Heritage Park and Gardens in Live Oak Fl. It 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. Same excellent camp locations as last year. 

November 17-19, 2017
Battle of Bowlegs Creek, FL
1639 Frostproof Hwy, Fort Meade, FL 33841
Registration opens Thursday, November 16th 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 7lbs 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.

December 1-3, 2017 
NEW EVENT: Raid on Otter Springs, FL 
6470 SW 80th Ave Trenton, Florida 32693
Located on the Suwanee River by Fanning Springs. It is now a ForVets park but still open to the public. This event is said to have it all.

December 1-3, 2017 
Attack on Fort King - Ocala, FL - Second Seminole War Event
Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 East Fort King Street Ocala, FL 
Experience what Osceolas attack on Fort King was like on December 28, 1835. The Seminole Tribe of Florida will demonstrate hand to hand combat from the time period. Walk through the newly reconstructed Fort King and experience what camp life was like as a soldier. Enter the woods and discover the Seminole encampment just beyond the fort walls. Life skills, historic talks and storytelling will be shared with the public daily. 
On Friday, Florida schools will attend for class credit in Florida history. 

December 1-3, 2017 
Raid on Fort Pierce, FL
Savannah Recreational Area, 1400 East Midway Road in Fort Pierce, FL 34982
School day help needed on Friday, Dec. 1st. Battles at 130 pm Saturday and Sunday. Ladies’ Tea 11:00 and a Grand Bon Fire Frolic in Confederate Camp, if you have a musical instrument feel free to bring it to the bon fire. We need Cavalry for school day at least and Artillery welcome. The Ladies of the Order of Confederate Rose, Laura Ratcliffe Chapter 19 will be cooking Reenactor Dinner for school day, Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Diner on Saturday Night `.. Donations appreciated to there chapter. Bounty for first Union and Confederate artillery pieces registered. Firewood provided. We need more reenactors on the field please to keep our event going, this is the best Small event on the east coast of Florida don’t just hear about it be a part of history. Our local camera club and the 500+ Students will tell you how great this event is. Our school day is awesome 13 stations to help four different counties of children learn about what the War Between the States was all about, how soldiers and civilians went about every day without the conveniences the future will take for granted.

December 1-3, 2017 
Winter Muster of Ft. McAllister, GA (Out of State) 
3894 Fort McAllister Road, Richmond Hill, GA 31324
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 20th and 21st, 2018
Brooksville Raid Reenactment 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 38th Annual Brooksville Raid Reenactment, Jan 20 & 21, 2018.  This reenactment is a re-creation of a Civil War battle that happened in Hernando County in July of l864. 
The Raid is held the 3rd weekend in January every year.  We have become the largest Civil War reenactment in Florida with over 1500 reenactors and their families.  We have 28 cannons, 60 horses, and over 50 sutlers.
The public is invited to tour, at no additional charge, the authentic confederate and union camps and actually see how they lived and what it was like during the Civil War.