Monday, July 07, 2008

Re-Enactment

On Thursday morning I took the children to see our first civil war re-enactment. This was a small, surprise re-enactment. The Confederate Calvary thought they were just passing through my sister's neighbor's 180+ acre farm, but little did they know, Union snipers were awaiting them.

Up on the hill behind the brush, snipers waited for the Confederate soldiers.

And then a surprise mini-attack ensued. It lasted maybe 10-15 minutes, until all 175 men on horses came down the hill and "fought."

It was fun (and free) and historically accurate. Usually civil war re-enactments charge money, but this was on private property with a private party. Including a free pit ham breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

12 comments:

Charlie said...

You may be suprised, but there is also some good WWII reenactments up your way as well.

kira said...

Wow! That looks awesome!!!

Melanie said...

What a wonderful opportunity for the children. Next time they learn about the civil war they will have a perfect memory picture in their heads. We have English Civil War(1642-1651) re-enactments here: http://www.thesealedknot.org.uk/. The people are so knowledgeble about the period.

kirsten said...

that's cool! my daughter would be SO into that!

miss chris said...

Super cool, Lera. I bet the kids loved it!

amandajean said...

wow. I would have loved to see that, too.

Gail :) said...

Looks like a great time! What a great way to celebrate the fourth!

Jane said...

Fun!

hooli said...

What a fantastic experience.
Non-related...
my 3 yol and I tried your soap today. I'm glad I was supervising, he immediately tried to eat it. Can't blame him, it smells exactly like chocolate mint. Yum yum.

Little Munchkins said...

Oh my goodness, that's awesome. I wish we had things like that here.

jessi said...

wow - I've never seen anything like that. I guess that's what I get for spending my life in the west.

Karyn said...

Well, that looks like FUN!!!