Weekend: March 4 – 6, 2011
Fan Question: What time period(s) do you portray and what kind of events do you participate in. This week we will be discussing about the typical event or time period(s) people portray. So far many of our readers portray more then one time period at a time. So there maybe four different events they do in four different periods they portray in one month. Get on the conversation by clicking here! If you would like to learn more about what is going on and when please click here and continue to visit Reenactor’s List.
This past weekend you missed: Battle of Natural Bridge and the Boston Massacre Reenactment.
Next weekend is: Nature Coast Civil War Reenactment, Andersonville Living History, Battle of Sand Ridge, Battle of Guilford Court House and River Blast
Newspaper & Blog Articles of the Events:
Battle of Natural Bridge
The 146th anniversary of the Battle of Natural Bridge will be commemorated this weekend with a reenactment and other activities at Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park near Tallahassee, Florida.
Fought on March 6, 1865, the battle was one of the last significant Confederate victories of the Civil War. It preserved Tallahassee’s status as the only Southern capital east of the Mississippi not captured by Union troops, kept the small port of St. Marks open to blockade runners and prevented the economic destruction of an important area of North Florida and South Georgia by Federal forces. It came just five weeks before General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House, Virginia… read on!
via: Southern History
Boston Massacre Reenacted
On the evening of March 5, 1770, a small group of British soldiers fired into an angry mob that had gathered in front of the Old State House. Five citizens were killed. Though the court ruled in a subsequent and highly publicized trial that most of the soldiers had acted in self-defense, the people of Boston called the event a Massacre. The so-called Boston Massacre inflamed anti-British sentiment throughout the colonies and become a critical turning point in the American struggle for independence. The Bostonian Society has planned the following events to commemorate this infamous incident… read on!
via: Becoming America