The 150th Anniversary

BATTLE OF RESACA

National Civil War Reenactment

May 16-18, 2014 - Resaca, Georgia


     SPECTATORS         REENACTORS         SUTLERS & VENDORS       



Relive the largest battle of the Atlanta Campaign!

Held on the original battlefield!


Welcome to the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Resaca Civil War Reenactment! Whether you are a spectator or reenactor, a seasoned veteran of this reenactment, or just attending for the first time, we look forward to seeing you at our event! We have many exciting new activities for the upcoming 150th anniversary reenactment. Check out our event schedule for all of the activities that will be going on during the reenactment weekend.

While in the area, be sure to visit the brand new Resaca Battlefield State Historic Site that will be open for the reenactment weekend. This important battlefield is located just off of I-75 at Exit 320 just miles from the reenactment site. The new battlefield park features hiking trails and interpretive markers. A new visitor center will be opening in 2014.

Also while in the area, be sure to visit the brand new Fort Wayne Historic Site just yards from downtown Resaca. This historic fort was part of the defensive earthworks guarding the river and town of Resaca during the 1864 battle. After the battle, it was occupied by Federal troops.

National Park Service
Eductional programs for the
Battle of Resaca Reenactment are in part supported
by the National Park Service




Battle of Resaca Reenactment

Click on the 2014 Battle of Resaca flyer to print it!


Planned Activities

  • Friday tactical battle (non-public)
  • Exciting battles both Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Memorial service at the C.S.A. cemetery
  • Camp tours and talks with the soldiers
  • Continuous living history activities
  • Period baseball game
  • Cavalry competition
  • Period medical demonstrations
  • Ladies Tea with Guest Speaker
  • Period church service
  • Period dance on Saturday night
  • Reenactor used clothing "yard sale"
  • Shopping at sutler row for period wares
  • Food and beverage vendors


Commanders for 2014

  Confederate: Gen. Hunter Poythress
  Federal: Gen. Earl Zeckman



The event will be held rain or shine!

The battles may be delayed while lightning is in the area, but they will begin as soon as possible.

The Gordon County Antique Tractor Club will provide free transportation from the spectator parking area to the battle site each day. They will also be available throughout the event to assist stranded motorists.



IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The main reenactor parking has been moved to the area below the Civil Air Patrol HQ for your convenience and for a much shorter walk to camp. A trail head at the back of this area leads to the CS Campaign camp. A new foot bridge over the creek connects the Campaigner area and the static CS Camp, allowing easier access to the Sutlers.

  • Due to liability issues, the Resaca Event Staff will not allow reenactors OR the public the personal use of any type of recreational four-wheelers, off road motorcycles, golf carts or similar type vehicles to operate on site. Transportation will be provided to and from the spectator and handicapped parking areas.

  • Due to troop camp locations, no MODERN CAMPING will be available for RV vehicles, campers or modern tentage, etc. Modern camping is available at the KOA Campground (10 minutes away) located just off I-75 (Exit 315 - Red Bud Road) at 2523 Red Bud Road N.E. The phone number is: 706-629-7511.

  • The Boy Scout camp is still available upon advanced approval.

  • No non-reenactors, except for medical emergency personnel, will be permitted past the spectator line during the battles.

We are sorry for any inconveniences. Thank you for your cooperation.




   

Resaca Battlefield Preservation

A portion of the event proceeds will go towards the preservation of the Resaca battlefield land. If you would like to become even more involved in the preservation efforts, you can contact the Friends of Resaca Battlefield, a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the task of preserving the Resaca battlefield. To find out more about how you can help, please visit their website at www.resacabattlefield.org. Thank you.

   



Georgia Division Reenactors Association

This event is hosted annually by the many volunteers of the
Georgia Division Reenactors Association, Inc.,
a non-profit organization proudly serving Georgia since 1978.


   





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