• Civil War Camp Life: A Living History Event

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    Name: Civil War Camp Life: A Living History Event
    Date: July 24, 2021
    Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    What: Explore a Civil War soldier’s day-to-day life. The average Civil War soldier saw just 3 days of combat in 9 months. This event will feature a semi-permanent camp with canvas tents, hosted by the 7th Florida, Company K and an “on the march” camp presented by members of the Liberty Guards. The camps will feature what filled a soldier’s life when not in combat. Experience what they did to pass the time like writing letters home, gambling, whittling as well as cooking methods, drilling, drilling and more drilling. Play a round or two of chuck-a-luck, like the soldiers of both North and South did during their down time. There will also be historical presentations in the afternoon in the air-conditioned Lockey Tool Room inside the Main Building. *There will not be a battle reenactment. When: 12pm to 5pm, July 24 (Saturday) Where: The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village – 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd. in Dade City Presentations for the afternoon (starting at 2pm) include: • The 2nd Florida Cavalry US (a Florida regiment comprised of Floridians that served the Union) • Henry Crane (a Tampa resident and period photographer turned Union scout, raider and Captain of Company A, 2nd Florida Cavalry US) • The 7th Florida Infantry Regiment in the Army of Tennessee • William Michael Hope (a Confederate soldier from the Cedar Key area that ended up with the 6th Florida Battalion and fought at Olustee) 352-567-0262 www.pioneerfloridamuseum.org pfmfrontdesk@gmail.com
    Location:
    The Pioneer Florida Museum & Village – 15602 Pioneer Museum Rd. Dade City, FL 33523
    Date/Time Information:
    12pm to 5pm, July 24 (Saturday)
    Contact Information:
    Andy Warrener 352-567-0262
    Fees/Admission:
    Regular museum admission $10 adults, $5 students, under 5 free.
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