149 Years Since The Civil War Battle of Gainesville
Published August 17th, 2013
GAINESVILLE - August 17th celebrates the 149th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gainesville. Local civil war performers re-enacted Union and Confederate army camps at Sweetwater Park today, exactly where it happened in 1864.
The public was able to see and experience the daily routines of the men who fought in the civil war. One historian says every battle, no matter the size, during the war made a big impact on our nation's history.
"The Civil War left very few parts of this nation untouched. So many, many, small skirmishes and battles happened in little towns that you'll never see in lists of great battles of the Civil War," says historian Keith Kohl.
Historically accurate uniforms, clothing, and artifacts were part of the re-enactment.
- 40 Years Since The "Gainesville 8" Were Acquitted
- War Was Forgotten, But Never the Soldier
- Waterproofing Alachua County Since 1956
- Florida National Guard's 100th Deployment Ceremony Since September 11
- 100 Deployments From The Florida National Guard Since 9-11
- Inspirational Dancer Battling Sjogren's Syndrome
- Civil War Re-enactment Incident
- Three Years After Sebastian Ochsenius Is Killed, Best Friend Speaks Up
- 100 Years of UF Bands
- After 6 Years, Downtown Alachua's Restoration is Coming Together