Battle of Resaca: Civil War battle re-enactment this weekend

Battle of Resaca: Civil War battle re-enactment this weekend

May 18th, 2012 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

IF YOU GO

What: Battle of Resaca re-enactments.

When: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; site opens at 9 a.m.

Where: Chitwood Farm near Resaca, Ga. From I-75, take Exit 320 (LaFayette, Georgia Highway 136), go east 0.3 mile to U.S. Highway 41. Turn left, and go north about 3 miles to a right turn onto Chitwood Road.

Admission: $5 adults, $2 children under 12.

Website: www.georgiadivision.org/bor_reenactment.html.

Visitors to this year's Battle of Resaca re-enactment will be able to tour camps and talk with the re-enactors, view the simulated battles, attend a period church service and attend a ladies tea with a guest speaker.

The battle will be re-enacted both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2 p.m.

Other activities will start at 9 a.m., when the site opens to the public.

A period dance is planned for Saturday night.

For serious fans of battle re-enactments, a used clothing yard sale also is planned at the site, and period wares will be sold at sutlers row.

The Gordon County Antique Tractor Club will provide free transportation from the spectator parking area to the battle site each day.

The Battle of Resaca was a key fight in the Atlanta campaign in 1864, and Chitwood Farm, where the re-enactment takes place, saw a good deal of the fighting. Earthworks used 150 years ago still are intact on the site.

While the battles will be held at the same location Saturday and Sunday, the scenarios will be altered.