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May 2015

YANKEES! and SEMINOLES! and ARTIFACTS! OH MY!

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Fort Meade Museum,
1 Tecumseh Ave.
Fort Meade, FL United States
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Special Artifact & Re-enactment Event - Fort Meade, Florida Saturday & Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2015, 10 am - 6 pm More than 1,000 Fort Meade items on display from the 2nd and 3rd Seminole Wars and Civil War's Battle of Bowlegs Creek. Plus, era weapons display. Plus, living history re-enactors from all three historic events in the area will be camping on the grounds at the Fort Meade Museum, 1 Tecumseh Ave., Fort Meade, FL. This is a…

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April 2016

Battle of Bowlegs Creek

April 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
Historic Fort Meade Outpost Site – Fort Meade Outdoor Recreation Area,
1639 Frostproof Hwy
Fort Meade, FL 33841 United States
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The Battle of Bowlegs Creek

Cannon fire will explode across Fort Meade as Civil War re-enactors relive the Battle of Bowlegs Creek along the banks of the Peace River. While the war's outcome hardly hinged on this battle, it was nonetheless a significant loss for the Confederates. The Confederate Cow Cavalry in action (painting by Florida Artist Jason Walker) "The Cow Cavalry in Fort Meade was supplying cattle for food to  the Confederate troops," said Priscilla Perry, the event organizer. "This battle halted that, forcing the…

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