Northport K-8 school’s entire fifth grade team as well as seventh and eighth
grade students from three teams attended the 12th annual Raid on Ft. Pierce at the Savannas Recreation Area. Northport students have attended the re-enactment for 11 of the past 12 years. Students, under the direction of classroom teachers and Social Studies chair Bob Burdge witnessed first-hand the life of a soldier in the 1860s. Students learned about weaponry, outdoor cooking, clothing making and blacksmithing as well as a number of other Civil War memorabilia. It was thrilling for the students to experience a re-enactment of a primary source of information. Over 245 Northport students attended the re-enactment. Mr. Burdge is a first lieutenance and commander of the 8th Florida Company C. Pictured are fifth grade students from Tracey Healy’s class posing with a confederate cannon.