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Reed’s Bridge Hosts Civil War Halloween Event

October 17, 2011 By: admin Category: Arkansas in the Civil War, Living Histories, The Civil War Hub of Arkansas

The Reed’s Bridge Battlefield Preservation Society is holding a Haunted Halloween at the Reed’s Bridge Battlefield on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Parking will be on the North side of the Bayou with a shuttle bus bringing you to the Homestead parking lot. Please do not attempt to park in the battlefield parking lot. They will return you to the parking lot afterwards.

We will have use of all Homestead buildings this year with something to keep you scared in each. There will also be a bon fire to set next too and listen to a reenactor telling haunted tales. The high light will be the “Haaaaaaaunted Barn” which I went through this afternoon. Tony Woodruff has out done himself with the amount of space provided and the Haunted Hay Ride if you want your pants scared off.

If you would like to attend, pleace mark your calendar! There will be an admissions fee per person, but I do not have that information at this time. I guarentee it’s the cheapest in the county! You can contact one of the three addresses below for cost.

If you volunteer to help scare the pants off our vistitors, of course you get in FREE! We’ll need Civil War Zombie’s of both blue and gray, civilians and other demons are welcome.

There will also be a fortune teller on hand again to advise you on your finacial future! Haaaaahhhhh!

Please contact: Ann Hooper, Jack Danielson, or Dannakay for additional information or to be a volunteer!


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Reed’s Bridge Work This Weekend (a meessage from Steve Shore)

June 30, 2011 By: admin Category: Arkansas in the Civil War, Preservations, The Civil War Hub of Arkansas

FRIDAY, JULY 1st: Don’t forget that tomorrow evening is the 4th of July Fireworks display in Jacksonville. It is FREE at the High School Football field behind the old Walmart. We (CW Reenactors) will be bringing in the National Colors to start the celebration. We will arrive between 6-6:30 pm. The colors come in at 7:30 and the fireworks at dark.

SATURDAY, JULY 2nd: If you do not have plans for a wild weekend, we will be working at the homestead to remove two trees, frame up the main cabin wall for it’s fireplace, and level out the front yard with fresh dirt.

SUNDAY, JULY 3rd: The bridge needs to be returned to its proper position after the last flood. If you can lend a hand….we’ll put it back.

MONDAY, JULY 4th: 52 days until the August 27-28 Battle of Reed’s Bridge and there’s still a lot of building to do. If possible, we’ll mix more quickcrete for the sidewalk. Believe me….there’s lot’s to do!!!

Have a great 4th of July and stay COOL!

Steve Shore

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Reed’s Bridge Workday This Weekend

June 10, 2011 By: admin Category: Preservations, The Civil War Hub of Arkansas

This Saturday from sun up until 11:00 am, the friends of Reed’s Bridge Battlefield will have 74 – 80 lb. bags of quickcrete arriving to install a cobble stone style sidewalk from the barn gate, past the garden leading to the steps of the main cabins back porch. Anyone interested in helping in this project is welcomed to come out. It will be hot, so make sure to bring bottled water. This is a great way to become involved in preserving Arkansas’ Civil War history.

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Confederate Memorial Park- Helena, AR

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Because of the valiant support of dedicated individuals across the globe, the money has been raised for the purchase of Confederate Memorial Park in Helena, Arkansas.

We have taken a rare opportunity for the Sons of Confederate Veterans to own a core piece of battlefield and made it a reality! Located in Helena, Arkansas directly across from Fort Curtis and to the side of a Civil War era home (Moore-Hornor Home), both properties of which are maintained by the State of Arkansas (Delta Cultural Center) is approximately an acre of core battlefield that backs up to the site where General Price's troops made an attack on Fort Curtis on July 4, 1863.

On March 15, 2013 the General Executive Committee of the Sons of Confederate Veterans met in Biloxi, MS. At this meeting it was decided that the property will be donated to the SCV- This is a much-needed heritage victory in the Delta!

Your support is greatly needed!
Mail a check or money order today to:

Seven Generals Camp #135
PO Box 409
Helena, AR 72342

Your donation is tax-deductable!

Your donations are welcome for the maintenance of the property! Donate today!

ALL donations are tax-deductible!

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