18th Annual Civil War Living History and Reenactment May 16-17, 2015!
General Lee's nephew, Fitzhugh Lee commanded 2,500 veteran Confederate cavalry troops at the action at Fort Pocahontas.
Military Demonstrations and Fort Tours
Experience the Beautiful James River at Historic Wilson's Wharf
Confederate Attack on Fort Pocahontas at Wilson's Wharf
Saturday May 16, 2015, Reenactment
Fort open for Tours at 10 am through 4 pm each day.
Each Day: $10 adults, $ 8 students
Group Rate:10 or more, $7 per adult, $5 per student
Reenactor Registration opens Friday, May
2015 at Noon.
The young soldiers like these struck fear in the hearts of their enemies!
Reenactors camp inside the fort with their cannons and tents on the original breastworks.
This forgotten Union earthwork comes to life as Veteran Civil War reenactors describe the life of the soldier, the art of field fortification and Fitzhugh Lee's cavalry attack. Defended by three regiments of USCTs under General Edward A. Wild, the fort encompassed an army depot at this historic wharf located on the banks of the James River.
Civilian reenactors can camp inside the fort on the high bluffs overlooking the James River in the same camp locations of the 1864 soldiers.
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