Latest Historical reenactment Stories

2013-08-23 23:19:51

The Revolutionary War reenactment event in Gloucester Oct. 19-20 will require dozens of volunteers in various capacities. Gloucester, Va. (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Calling all volunteers and Patriots! The British are coming back, with the Americans and French, too, and the Battle of the Hook Reenactment Committee needs an army of volunteers to help pull it off. On October 19-20, 2013, the Allies will engage the British Legion and other Crown forces in a reenactment of the 1781 Battle of...

2011-07-25 16:48:00

PRINCE WILLIAM & MANASSAS, Va., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite the same adverse conditions faced by the green Confederate and Federal recruits who fought the first major battle of the American Civil War on July 21, 1861, more than 25,000 participants from the U.S. and around the world chose to brave the extreme heat to experience the impact of the battle. An atypical "heat dome" across the eastern section of the U.S. caused the temperature to exceed 105 degrees on...

2011-06-24 09:13:00

MANASSAS, Va., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors to the metropolitan Washington D.C. area will travel back in time to the summer of 1861 during a reenactment of the first major battle of the Civil War, the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, on July 23 and 24, 2011. Attendees will be an eyewitness to "The Moment that Changed America" as more than 8,300 Union and Confederate reenactors march into history at Prince William County's first staging of the battle in 50 years. The ground...

2011-04-11 08:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 15, 1861 President Lincoln called for volunteers to defend Washington, and three days later the first Philadelphians left for the capital. To commemorate this historic event and raise public awareness of Philadelphia's pivotal role in the Civil War, approximately 500 infantry, artillery and cavalry re-enactors and civilians that include Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Octavius V. Catto will march in a parade led by Mayor...

2010-08-23 11:49:00

JACKSONVILLE, Ark., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Booming cannons, cracks of gunfire and soldiers charging Jacksonville's historic civil war battlefield will provide a realistic experience for visitors during the Battle of Reed's Bridge Reenactment on September 11 and 12, 2010. The battlefield site, located on Highway 161 south, has undergone nearly two years of restoration work to make it look as it would have nearly one hundred and fifty years ago. The Battle of Reed's Bridge occurred on...

2008-07-31 09:00:55

By Anne Riley It must be a drag to watch movies with Russell Richards. "Saving Private Ryan" irks him because it doesn't use authentic German tanks, but decorated Soviet ones. "Cold Mountain" irritates him because the soldiers at the Battle of the Crater are all white, when really, the majority were black. And don't even get him started on "Gone with the Wind." "It's a great movie -- if you don't know what you're looking at," Richards said. "I look at it, and I'm going, 'Oh gosh. Vivien...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.