The New York and New Jersey regiments of the northern army won the first battle today, but both camps said that the south will rise again to win tomorrow.
Over 1500 participants gathered at the largest and oldest Civil War reenactment in Fla. There were soldiers packing their rifles, doctors and nurses to care for the wounded, and even a chaplain to lead the troops in prayer before battle.
Sutlers peddled their wares, with everything from 19th century apparel to classic rifles, swords and throwing knives.
Elegant period gowns were seen scattered throughout the camps and spread out on the lawn to watch their men fight and die for their side.
Tickets for adults were $6.00, and visitors could get a batch of fry bread and an old fashioned root bear for around $10.00. Don’t expect the reenactors to break character to appease the bystanders. Watch what camp you walk into if you’re not rooting for their side!
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