Local Flavor: St. Andrews Salt Works Raid Reenactment

by Bonnie Tate

Union Soldiers Firing, St. Andrews Salt Works Raid Reenactment, 2012

Union Boat, St. Andrews Salt Works Raid Reenactment, 2012

union soldiers salt works raid 2012

running union soldier salt works raid 2012

St. Andrews Salt Works Raid Reenactment, Fallen Confederate

Bearded Union Soldier, St. Andrews Salt Works Raid Reenactment 2012

Union Soldier with Rifle, St. Andrews Salt Works Raid Reenactment 2012

Confederate Salt Works, St. Andrews Reenactment 2012

I can’t resist a living history reenactment…

Here are are a few shots from a weekend Civil War reenactment on the beaches of nearby St. Andrews Bay. This was the site of a Confederate saltworks, where water from the bay was boiled down for salt (vital for preserving food and curing leather.) Union soldiers came ashore for the raid and the Confederates defended the big iron salt pots from their position in the palms.

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