The fifteenth Annual Battle of Manassas, Georgia will be held this weekend outside of Reidsville, Ga off Hwy 280. The location is between Claxton and Reidsville Georgia. (Look for signs)
March 14th, 15th, and 16th 2014. 9am til 6pm. Admission $5.00 per person.
This is a yearly event for Tattnall County. All proceeds go towards purchasing a monument for Civil War soldiers.
Friday will be a living history day for students from schools around the local area. This is a perfect opportunity for people to learn about the day to day life of nineteenth century Americans both north and south.
Saturday will begin with the reenactors, both northern and southern, to take the parade ground for drill and practice. According to Captain Frank Groce of the 53rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, this is the chance that most reenactor units from around the state get together to actually train and drill as a unit larger than company level.
They will need the practice. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Atlanta Campaign.
During the Spring of 1864, General William T. Sherman began his campaign to capture the railhead at Atlanta. The first major battle for this reenactor campaign season will be Resaca in May.
Saturday afternoon will have a battle. The battle will be open for the spectators to watch.
Sunday events include a church service and another battle in the afternoon.
There will also be vendors as well. Army camps will be open for visitors all three days.
Hope to see you all there..........