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Reenactment this weekend


The 24th Annual Bill Anthony Memorial Battles for the Armory will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-14.

Friday is School Day with numerous demonstrations of life in the 1860s including; a blacksmith, field hospital, artillery firing, Tallassee carbine demonstration, soldier campsites, period dancing and more. Since the number of students will be reduced due to Covid-19 issues, the general public is invited to tour the demonstrations and living histories. Admission is $5 for students and the general public. Gates open Friday at 9 a.m.

Gates open at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday for the general public to shop the many sutlers (period vendors) tents as well as modern vendors. A Lady’s Tea begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Anthony Barn. The Period Ball will also be at the barn on Saturday night at 7. Activities at the tea will include a skillet toss contest. Period dress is required for each event. There will also be a period church service at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the barn.

The public can enjoy period food as well as modern food vendors on site each day serving barbecue, camp stew, hamburgers and more. Carriage rides over the beautiful Gibson’s View Plantation grounds will be provided along with tours of soldier encampments up until battle time at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 

The Battle of Chehaw will be fought on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. and the Battle of Franklin will be on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be hundreds of Civil War reenactors on the battlefield each day and numerous cavalry and artillery.

A salute to America’s veterans will be observed at the end of each battle. The general public is invited to attend each day’s activities. Admission is $5.

Gibson’s View Plantation is located on Elmore County Road 4 (Rifle Range Road) about 2-miles south of Tallassee. Seating will be provided for the battles but is limited.  Bringing a lawn chair would be a good idea.