|THE 21ST ANNUAL OCKLAWAHA RIVER RAIDS|
|Story and Photos by Susan Winfree|
This authentic civil war reenactment was held Nov 5&6 near Ocala. The original event took place March 7th,1865, near the closing months of the Civil War. A company of Union soldiers came by boat, from Jacksonville, down the St, Johns River. They marched into Marion County. Crossing the Ocklawaha River, they attacked and destroyed the Marshall Plantation, from which syrup and sugar for the Confederate forces was being made. It was Marion County's only battle in the War between the States.
The event was hosted by the 4th Florida Infantry, company G, Civil War Reenactor/Living history Unit, in co-operation with the Marion County Cooperative Extension Service, and the 4H Club.