Over 155 years after America’s Civil War, Confederate and Union “soldiers” will again converge on the City of Bridgeport, Ala.

The historic Siege at Bridgeport, the largest Civil War Re-enactment in Alabama will be held this weekend. This will be its 25th year.
Friday, March 22, is a special day reserved for educating children from Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia about the war. Each year more than 1,000 children take a field trip to Bridgeport to watch demonstrations and learn about the life of soldiers during the Civil War. The re-enactment teaches children what life was like during war time – and there wasn’t anything “civil about it.”
Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24 are the official days of the actual Siege at Bridgeport re-enactment, located at 2361 County Rd. 255 in Bridgeport. Admission for adults will be $5 and $3 for children. Children under 6 are admitted free. Public camp tours begin at 10 a.m. The battle begins at 2 p.m. and last about an hour. At 7 p.m. a gala period ball will begin. The ball is open to the public, period attire is expected.
Sunday’s festivities begin with a church service and memorial at the Williams Family Cemetery. The anvil shoot again precedes the battle which begins at 2 p.m. Re-enactors travel from all over the southeast to participate in the event. For more information visit www.siegeatbridgeport.com.

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