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Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment January 16 and 17, 2016

Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment - January 16-17, 2016

 

What:  36th Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment

When:  Saturday, January 16, 2016 and Sunday, January 17, 2016

Time:   Camps open 9 am, battles 2 pm

Where:  Sandhill Scout Reservation, Cortez Blvd (Hwy 50), Spring Hill, Florida

Admission:  $8/adults, $4/ages 6-12, Free admission for scouts in uniform

Parking:  Free, on site

Information:  352-799-0129

 

Brooksville Raid Battle Field Photos by Silvia Dukes

The  Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment  is a popular event that is attended by thousands of spectators every year. 

Civil War reenactors come from all across the country to take place in a battle that originally took place in July of 1864 when Union soldiers raided a few farms and ranches in the area and were met by Confederate soldiers who defended the area. 

Although the action on the battle field is the main event both days, there there is more to see and do. 

 

Brooksville Raid Reenactors Photo by Silvia Dukes

 

Both soldier camps will be open for the public to witness authentic camp living of the day.

There are also artillery demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, and for those who like to shop, there are dozens of vendors or "sutlers" offering a large variety of Civil War era clothing, equipment, kitchen utensils, ladies' dresses and fineries, uniforms, and generally everything from buttons to spittoons. 

This is also where you can observe a curious mix of modern conveniences with the reenactors efforts to bring an authentic depiction of civil war era back to life  - it's hard to avoid those ATM machines!

 

Brooksville Raid Reenactor Ladies Photo by Silvia Dukes

Getting hungry? A great variety of food is also available. 

Bring your own chairs and blankets and listen to music by the "7 lbs of Bacon Mess Band".  Chairs are also available for rent but usually they are gone quickly. 

On Saturday, the battle will begin at 2:30 pm; on Sunday, it begin at 2 pm.

The annual Brooksville Raid reenactment is both entertaining and educational and always a lot of fun. 

 

Insider Tips!

The weather in January can be a little unpredictable so it's best to dress in layers.  Wear sturdy shoes as the terrain is uneven.  You can bring water and snacks but alcoholic beverages will not be allowed.

Dogs are to be kept on a leash at all times. 

Bring your cameras and maybe even binoculars to watch the action!

 

 

 

2016 Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment - January 16-17, 2016

   

 

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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate

Tropic Shores Realty, 3441 Deltona Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34606

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Comments

this sounds like a lot of fun for everyone at the reenactment! thanks for sharing! 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 4 years ago

Hello Silvia ... I would love to attend this event and take great photos and videos ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 4 years ago

Silvia

The Brookville raid civil war reenactment is a great experience to see.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 4 years ago

Silvia I have never been to one of these but would love to if I get the opportunity.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 4 years ago

Don't ruin the plot but does the same side win every year Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES ?

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! about 4 years ago

Good morning Silvia. It must be a sight to see. Nice shout out for this upcoming event in your area.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 4 years ago

Lise Howe thanks you, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Robert (Alaska Bob) Swetz yes, I know you would!  

Lou Ludwig , it sure is.

George Souto I imagine there would be some reenactments in your area maybe not from war but certainly from the revolutionary war?

 

 

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 4 years ago

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Broker, Tacoma Washington  that's where the fun lies!  It's never exactly the same.   They also sometimes reenact a different battle on one of the days to give people a different experience, one year they did the battle at Manassas.

Joe Petrowsky thank you, I try to attend every year.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 4 years ago

Hi Silvia.  Do they have spittoon spitting contests?  Enjoy the day.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 4 years ago

Conrad Allen If they don't, I think that would be a fun addition to the event!  

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 4 years ago

I'd love to see this some time. History brought to life. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) about 4 years ago

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner  that is very true and it lets us appreciate our modern conveniences even more.

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 4 years ago

Hi, Silvia. I would love to see this. I bet there is a large turnout. History is very interesting to me. I would love to tour the camp and watch the battle. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 4 years ago

Hi Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, CRS, CIPS, SRES ,  I've been to  few of those in the past.  There was one show that was so themed, that we even had to be dressed in the clothing of the era.  It was a lot of fun.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 4 years ago

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