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February 3, 2013

Key West: Fort Zachary Taylor hosts Civil War re-enactments

A blast from the past

Civil War re-enactors are set to invade the Keys when Fort Zachary Taylor, a Civil War-era fort on Key West’s Atlantic shore, hosts a battle between land and sea forces, the staged court trial of a blockade runner and living history encampments of re-enactors this coming weekend. Key West was the only Deep South port to remain in Union hands, and Fort Taylor played a major role in the Union blockade of Confederate shipping. The Civil War Heritage Days festival is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Details: www.floridastateparks.org/forttaylor/ or 305-292-6713.

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