Battle of Townsend's Plantation
More than 800 participants -- representing units of the Union and the Confederacy -- re-enact a Civil War battle. A single shot rings out, and 40 acres of 20th century Florida Live Oak country are transformed into an 1860's battle field -- quickly awash in clouds of black-powder smoke, as cannons boom and belch, punctuated by the dull pop of small arms fire and the galloping tattoo of horses' hooves stirring up dust that mingles with gunsmoke. Sponsored by the law offices of Clay Townsend, Esq. and hosted by the 37th Alabama Co. H..Living history exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstrations, and authentic camps. The ladies tea will be hosted by the women of the 37th Ala. Co. H. Sun. church service, and sutlers. Usual amenities. Dress ball with 7#’s of Bacon String Band Saturday at 8pm. Full scale artillery, cavalry, and soldiers in period dress and weaponry. Bounty paid for artillery.