|A four-gun Confederate battery fires during the reenactment.|
State park officials estimate that more than 4,000 spectators visited Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park for the event. Sunday afternoon's main battle reenactment saw crowds that stretched from one end of the reenactment field to the other.
|Buzz Gifford speaks at the eagle dedication.|
The event was made noteworthy by the dedication of a new sculpted eagle atop the main battlefield monument. The original eagle had deteriorated over time, but a massive effort by the Natural Bridge Historical Society (CSO), the Florida Park Service, the staff of Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park, and others led to the sculpting of a new eagle. It was lifted into place shortly before the weekend and its dedication was an important part of this year's memorial service.
|Visitors learn about artillery from Capt. Allen Gerrell|
The event takes place each year on the weekend closest to the battle anniversary (March 6). For more information on the history of the battle, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/nbindex.
Here are some additional photos from this year's event:
|Dale Cox, author of The Battle of Natural Bridge, speaks at the memorial service.|
|A Confederate line of battle stands its ground.|
|A battery fires by section during the reenactment.|
|Column of Union troops takes heavy fire.|