It’s the re-enactment of Streight’s Raid – a pivotal battle, and an unlikely victory for the South – taking place in Cedar Bluff, to be re-enacted both Saturday and Sunday, October 14th and 15th. Visitors will be able to witness that historical event – leading up to the surrender of Union Colonel Abel Streight, to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
This was no doubt one of the most astonishing battles in the Civil War as those Southern soldiers defeated a group far larger than themselves, pulling off what can best be described as, a TRULY AMAZING victory through sheer, strong willed deception or you may simply want to call it “trickery.”
Teresa Crosby, who recently paid an in-studio visit to WEIS Radio, tells us more:
That re-enactment is being presented by the official Cherokee Battle Preservation Corporation, and their immense dedication to the history of the Civil War helps to bring everything to life in all of their presentations.
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