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Civil War Enactment and Living History

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The Georgia Blueberry Festival has found a way to make education exciting and fun for people throughout South Georgia!  In 2011, the Festival brought Civil War Re-Enactors to our elementary school in May and to the entire community during our annual Georgia Blueberry Festival in June.

The Living History will consist of the following stations, each providing a different lesson:

  • A campsite complete with tent, cooking pot, gun rack, etc.
  • A Six-Man Unit demonstrating marching, loading, and firing of muskets.
  • A Medical Historian’s display and explanation of medical instruments used in the war.
  • An exhibit of women’s clothing including a ballroom gown and the grieving black dress.
  • The demonstration and firing of a replica cannon used during the war.

Indians and Gun Slingers
In addition to the Civil War Actors we will have Gun Slingers and Indians who will also set up a campsite for the weekend.  Shows will be performed throughout the weekend both at Goldwasser Park and the Alma Bacon County Recreation Department.

Civil War Enactments are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Saturday June 7, 2014 at the Alma Bacon County Recreation Department.  There are more than 75 Re-Enactors, seven Artillery Cannons, and Infantry Units that will setup a complete campsite during the festival. A Marching Musical Group, featuring the flag, flute, and drums, and a Calvary Group will participate in our parade scheduled for 9:30 a.m. June 7, 2014.  

The 2014 Blueberry Festival will be held in conjunction with these Civil War events and is expected to draw an attendance of 6,000 to 7,000 people.  The Festival features local bands, a gospel concert, children’s games and rides, beauty contests, vendors from across the southeast, plus numerous other events.  You never know who you will see at the festival, from T.V. stars to politicians we have it all.

Contact:  Sara Walker  (912) 632-4716 for more information on the Civil War Enactment.

 

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