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1/16/10 – Brooksville Raid

Got out to Brooksville today to see the Brooksville Raid civil war reenactment.  The announcer was money and also happened to be the cellist in the old timey band that provided the day’s score.  It was a quality event where the crowd had almost total access to.  You could visit camps and of course the trinket tents were buzzing with activity.  They had plenty of metal cups, bullets, and knitted goods. They even sold $10 refillable growlers of Sasparilla which seemed to be a big hit despite the steep price for root beer.

The battle was visually pleasing taking place in a fairly large open field with about 500 reenactors.  The show lasted about an hour and a half and was concluded with a final all-company salute.

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