Survival Event of the Week: Civil War Re-enactment at Historic Wolcott Mill!

Confederate Civil War Drum from Wolcott Mill in Ray, MI.
Confederate marching drum from American Civil War Re-enactment at Historic Wolcott Mill, Ray, MI (Michigan).

Civil War Re-enactment

Imagine:

No electricity…

No flush toilets…

No television!

Imagine:

A war raging in the wilderness…

An enemy that seeks to destroy you…

A battle about to be engaged!

Sound good?

Then join us for this year’s Battle of Missionary Ridge: 150th!”

Historic Re-enactment at Wolcott Mill Metro Park: October 5 & 6, 2013

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Click here for a printable pdf flyer!

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On November 25, 1863, Union forces under the command of Major General US Grant assaulted the entrenched Confederates under General Braxton Bragg at the Battle for Chattanooga.

The Army of the Tennessee, under General Sherman, was fiercely resisted by General Cleburne’s Division on Tunnel Hill.


However, the Army of the Cumberland, under General Thomas, advanced on the center of Bragg’s lines, stormed up the slopes of Missionary Ridge and, without orders to do so, shattered Bragg’s line.

This led to a complete collapse of the Confederate forces, their abandonment of Tennessee and retreat
into Georgia.

We will portray both scenarios in celebrating this 150th Anniversary event!

The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority, in partnership with the Multi-Lakes Association for Civil War Studies, Inc. (the 4th Texas, Co. E, & the CFI) would like to invite you to join us for our 21st annual re-enactment at Wolcott Mill Metropark in Ray Township, Michigan.
Visit the original 19th century mill, participate in our candle light tours, partake in the “farmer’s market”, come and enjoy the color of the surrounding woods and the beauty of “Pure” Michigan in the fall!

The re-enactment of Missionary Ridge will take place the weekend of October 4, 5& 6, 2013.

The 11th Michigan will be the Federal Regiment portrayed for the grand assault.

The Confederate re-enactors will portray Granbury’s Texas Brigade for the Tunnel Hill scenario.
Wolcott Mill Park, 63841 Wolcott Road Ray, MI 48096 (north of 29 Mile & east of Romeo Plank Roads)

Why should I attend?

If you love history–THIS IS IT!

If you are interested in life “off the grid”–THIS IS IT!

If you are interested in becoming a re-enactor–THIS IS IT!

Visit the Civil War event page at metroparks.com HERE.

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RE-ENACTOR INFORMATION ONLY: We provide wood, water, straw, flush toilets, and bounty for two cannons in a rustic park bisected by the bubbling, clear North Branch of the Clinton River.  For pre-registration or questions, call Wolcott Mill at 586-749-5997.

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