Raid on the Little General's Farm
Experience an unforgettable Civil War Reenactment at Raid on the Little General's Farm
In memory of our Little General Maggie Sue Haessly we came up with the idea of keeping her memory alive and keeping history alive with the Raid on the Little General's Farm. We recreate history in the form of a Civil War Reenactment honoring another Little General, Miss Emma Sansom. Every year on the 3rd Weekend of September we will honor and salute these two heroines. They are separated by 6 generations, but together they will forever live on in our hearts. All monies donated or received during Maggie's Raid (affectionately called by the locals) will go towards cemetery maintenance and historical projects.
All information below and MUCH MORE can be found on the organizers website.
What will you see
You will see demonstrations on life in the 1860s in modern day Etowah County (founded 1866) which was made up of parts of Blount, St Clair, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, and Marshall Counties. You will also see what war was like in Northern Alabama during one of the darkest days in our history.
Things to do
There will be opportunities to see the weapons and uniforms of the soldiers, to see medical demonstrations, to hear speakers, and to witness battle like you've never seen before.
There will be vendors on site ranging from Food to Period Clothing, from Blacksmiths to Paintings, from Books to Cast Iron, and even more! Bring your pocketbooks and take home some souvenirs or a gift for your loved one.
PLEASE NOTE: The Raid on the Little General's Farm is not organized by Milsurpia. Milsurpia is an event directory. All questions pertaining to the event should be directed to the venue or organizer
Mark your calendars today so you don't miss the next Raid on the Little General's Farm in Gallant, Alabama in September