(ran Citrus-Hernando edition)
Each year the Confederacy rises again, and each year, the Union troops defeat it again, all at the Brooksville Raid re-enactment at the Sand Hill Boy Scout Reservation. The Brooksville festival commemorates a July 9, 1864, skirmish between Confederate and Union forces, who were trying to break Confederate supply and communications lines on the West Coast of Florida. Five Confederate and three Union soldiers were killed. The Brooksville Raid, which has become the second largest Civil War re-enactment in the state, is the centerpiece of a weekend of events, including food and historical exhibitions and the Blue/Gray Ball, at which revelers dress in period costumes and dance to music of the 1860s. The 1993 Raid will be Jan. 23-24.