2019 Battles for the Armory Reenactment
Experience Civil War life in the camp and battlefield at the 22nd Annual Battles for the Armory Reenactment on November 8-10, 2019 at the Historic Gibson’s View Plantation in Tallasee, Alabama. Tallassee Living History and Heritage Days, brought to you by The Tallassee Armory Guards (SCV Camp 1921) in conjunction with the new Talisi Cotton Belles (OCR Chapter 020), is a 3-day Veteran’s Weekend celebration featuring School Day and the Battles for the Armory Reenactment.
Battles for the Armory Reenactment
All this takes place on the Historic Gibson’s View Plantation where there are expansive open fields well suited to cavalry, camping areas with piped water and shower facilities, and modern camping areas with water only. If the Lord provides water, we will provide hay for cavalry horses. Come see what the excitement is all about!
Public Hours: Daily 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Battle reenactments 2 p.m
Admission: $5.00 adults; Children under 11 free
Friday: School Day
The Battles for the Tallassee Armory Reenactment begins with the School Day Living History Encampment on Friday. We have a spectacular event planned beginning Friday with our School Day Living History Encampment where students will experience history of the 1860s to include culture, crafts, homemaking, dance, dress, weapons, toys, soap making, battle, medicine and much more giving the students new insight into day to day life during the 1860s.
Battles for the Armory Reenactment Mini Gallery
Saturday & Sunday Battle Reenactments and More
The public is invited to join us Saturday and Sunday for a very family-oriented, fun-filled, and educational weekend event you don’t want to miss out on. The Battles for the Armory Reenactment features two re-created local battles: the “Battle of Chehaw Station” and the “Battle of Franklin.” The live portrayal of these Civil War battles are hosted by the 53rd Alabama Cavalry reenactors. The Veteran’s Day weekend event also features a long list of additional attractions for the whole family. Included are interactive exhibits featuring period artillery, infantry, a field hospital and a blacksmith shop, as well as carriage rides around the plantation, shopping at Sutler’s Village and opportunities to enjoy period culture, including dance, music, food and crafts.