Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Upcoming Alabama Statewide Events of Interest for Confederate Heritage

A perusal of the Alabama Tourism Department Sweet Home Alabama statewide Calendar of Events for March include some events of interest for Confederate heritage supporters. 

Athens | Mar 18, 2012
Mar 18, Athens Cambridge Civil War Commentary Ceremony 256-232-5411. Free. Cambridge United Methodist Church--Ceremony to honor those who fought during the War for Southern Independence held at Limestone County's oldest church. 1 p.m.

Bridgeport | Mar 16-18, 2012
Mar 16-18, Bridgeport Siege of Bridgeport Reenactment 800-259-5508. Admission charged. Off Co. Rd. 255--Bridgeport brings history alive when almost 1,800 re-enactors thrill thousands of curious visitors and history buffs with their authentic re-creation of this fateful battle of the Civil War. Also included are period music, authentic encampment and vendors of historical objects and clothing. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Eufaula | Mar 30-Apr 1, 2012
Mar 30-Apr 1, Eufaula Encampment of the Eufaula Rifles 334-687-8469. Free. Fendall Hall--The Encampment, held annually during the Eufaula Heritage Association Pilgrimage, is a living history experience of how citizen soldiers existed in camps during the beginning of the Civil War in Alabama. Students and adults dress in period uniforms, demonstrate cooking activities, live in reproductions of tents of the era, and demonstrate training exercises and the type of guns used during the period. Cannon firings on the hour create a lot of excitement in the encampment. Visits to the encampment are free; a tour of Fendall Hall requires a ticket from the Pilgrimage Association or paid admission at the door. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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