by ROCCO MAGLIO
Hernando Sun Writer
This year marks the 39th Annual Brooksville Raid reenactment. The raid commemorates the 1864 Civil War raid of the Hernando County area by the Union army. The purpose of the Brooksville Raid was to disrupt the supplies that were coming from the region to support the Confederate army. Some of the targets of the raid were local cattle herds, crops, and a salt works.The raid did not burn the major settlements, but the homes of prominent citizens were burned and their crops and cattle were taken.