Mock battle presents live history lesson

Nearly 200 re-enactors from all over Florida take part in the mock battle that’s held every year. With about 1,500 spectators watching from a hillside, the re-enacted battle  takes place a few hundred feet from the actual battleground inside the Dade Battle Historic State Park in Sumter County. The real battle, that took place 181 years ago, started the Second Seminole War. That war … [Read more...]

Bringing history to life: Dade’s Battle

Those who enjoy history and the spectacle of re-enactments may want to make their way to Bushnell in early January to watch the dramatization of a battle that sparked the beginning of the Second Seminole War. Re-enactors will take to the Historic Dade Battlefield to assume the roles of Seminole warriors and American soldiers during the 32nd annual commemoration of Dade’s Battle. The … [Read more...]