NUANCE GALLERIES TAMPA 804 S. Dale Mabry
PRESS RELEASE: May26th, 2014 Contact: Robert Rowen
THE SOUNDS OF GUNS RESOUND AT NUANCE GALLERIES RE-ENACTMENT OF AMERICA’S BLOODIEST DAY BATTLE ANTIETAM
THE BATTLEFIELD IS 6’ x 12’ WITH HANDPAINTED MINIATURE FIGURES AND WE WILL HAVE RE-ENACTORS ATTENDING IN UNIFORM
The Battle Was Fought Over 1 Day In September And Had 3 Major Parts so will we have 4 talks in june
The Cornfield And The Woods, (they kept on coming), Battle Talk JUNE 7TH 12 noon till 2pm
The Sunken Road, (bloodiest fight ever), JUNE 14TH 12 noon till 2pm
Burnside’s Bridge, (where the hell is Burnside), JUNE 21ST 12 noon till 2pm
An overall recount of the battle -JUNE 28TH 12 noon till 2pm
Rob Rowen owner of Nuance Galleries has been doing battlefield talks for 14 years. He has studied the American Civil War extensively and visited many of the battlefields. Antietam also known as Sharpsburg was a major battle fought in Maryland and called the first invasion of the north. Rob has been all over the battlefield three times and fell in love with its beauty and amazing history. He believes strongly that if history had been taught the way these talks are being given it would be a more incredible and successful educational experience. His other specialties are WWI and WWII Naval battles. We have invited several re-enactors to attend the talks.
On September 17th 1862, Robert E. Lee began what would become a pivotal battle in the American Civil War. What started as the first invasion of the North as Maryland ended up being the 1st Union victory and the opportunity Lincoln was waiting for to release the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the Southern states. Known as the “bloodiest day in America’s history”, this also could have potentially been the end of the war. Each talk will focus on a particular part of the day and part of the battlefield and will be made up of actual tactics to give and understanding of the strategies deployed, but also stories that will bring to life the experience of the soldiers and civilians who were there. Throughout the month we will refight the battle with the figures moving every week to show the battle’s progression. Each Saturday we have invited local re-enactors and historians to share their passion for this battle as we retell the stories and strategies. Last year at the Gettysburg talks we had 50 to 60 attending the talks each Saturday.
This is free to the public and the talks start at 12:15 pm each Saturday.