Annual tribute honoring the contributions of local Civil War era soldiers
A fun-filled family friendly event featuring live music, horseback rides, face-painting, clowns, USCT Soldiers and other Civil War era re-enactors, Buffalo Soldiers, Black Seminole Indian Descendants, Historical and present day Military Presentations honoring Armed Forces Day, local food and retail vendors, and a variety of talented stage performances!
The 41st annual reenactment of the Battle of Natural Bridge takes place Saturday and Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018. The Battle of Natural Bridge began March 6, 1865, in southern Leon County where the St. Marks River temporarily flows underground then reemerges, thus forming a natural bridge. Over the course of the day, Union troops, including the 2nd and 99th United States Colored Troops (USCT), unsuccessfully attempted to charge over the Natural Bridge.
The 2nd USCT LHA will participate in both Saturday's skirmish and Sunday’s full reenactment in commemoration of this battle. Other activities during the weekend include living history demonstrations interpreting civilian and military life during the 1860’s and historic presentations.
The Unit will also participate in school presentations on Friday, March 2, 2018.
The Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park will host the 42nd Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee, Feb. 16-18, 2018. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.
The 2nd Inf. USCT LHA will participate in the Civil War-era battle reenactment on Saturday, February 17, at 3:30 p.m.
For more information about this reenactment event can be found at http://battleofolustee.org/
Bartow's Annual L.B. Brown Festival celebrates the life and achievements of Lawrence B. Brown with jazz, gospel and contemporary music, dancers, storytellers, and more. The 2nd USCT LHA will be on-site telling the stories of African-American soldiers and their families reenacted through living history.