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Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival

Nov 22, 2019

12:00 am - 12:00 am

On behalf of the Ft. Meade Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Volunteer Battalion and the 12 New Jersey Company K, you’re invited to the annual reenactment of the Battle of Bowlegs Creek in April. Their goal is to offer you the best accurate and genuine depiction of the ” War between the States” and the circumstances and trials that were part of life during the demanding days of April 7th, 1864. We invite you to come and visit the Sutlers, Vendors, Camps, and Exhibitors that make up the Battle of Bowlegs Creek ‘ Raid up the Peace River’!




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