civil war: Battle of Brooksville

civil war: Battle of Brooksville

On January 18, 19, and 20, the 22th annual BROOKSVILLE RAID takes place 10 miles west of town at the Sand Hill Boy Scout Camp on Hwy 50. The battle represents a time in July of 1864 when Federal forces marched inland after attacking the key blockade running port at Bayport on the Gulf.

While most historians talk about the event as a skirmish, the people of Hernando County have made the reenactment one of the best in the South – 28 cannons, rows of cavalry, and a cast of hundreds. There are tons of events and the profits go to the wonderful 1854 Heritage Museum in Brooksville.

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Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
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