Rich in Civil War trivia, oddities and curiosities, the presentation entertains as well as teaches.
If you like good food and theatre, The Buttonwillow Church Civil War Dinner Theatre is a moving two hour live show based on actual historic events.
A brother and sister, meeting by chance during the War, set the story. He is a career Army Officer, a West Point graduate and a confirmed Unionist.
His sister, who is Confederate through and through, shows up in his camp and reveals she is secreting medicines to the Rebels. Their encounter is full of drama, laughs, and a few tender tears. Their conversation will amaze and amuse you.
Steve and Allison Gipson portray brother and sister in this gentle and sometimes humorous performance. Audiences can’t help but be get caught up in this historically-based account of two Southerners who have very big differences of opinions regarding the question of secession.
The ending may just melt your heart.
First things first! Dinner features one of Jefferson Davis’ own favorites, a wonderful Savannah-Baked Chicken with a Louisianna-Bayou Stuffing. The chicken dish is complimented by Charleston-Cut Green Beans, and South Carolina-Style Field Carrots prepared with just a touch of Alabama Molasses. Old South Plantation Biscuits are served hot right out of the oven. Blockade-Runner Coffee and Iced Tea are ever flowing. With the large serving sizes, you are sure be satisfied.
Here are some of the “useless” facts you will glean from this wonderful show and dinner! 1) The last Confederate General to surrender was an American Indian. 2) African Americans fought on BOTH sides during the War Between the States! 3) Dixie was the first song played at the White
note: The Civil War Trails are a great way to revisit history and visit local landmarks.
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