There were encampments from both the Union and Confederate sides, drills, exhibits, marches, food, medics, and just about anything you can think of from that time period.
I took many photos there, and instead of my typical images of nature, landscape, architecture or cars. I decided to focus on people, the re-en-actors themselves.
There are three images in this set. I processed them in sepia to give them the feel of the time period.
One image is of a grieving widow. Which has a pretty interesting story to go with it on the etiquette practiced at that time for a woman in mourning. Quite different from today for sure!
Another portrait is of a gentleman from the Kentucky Regiment who was sitting outside of a log cabin, which had become their temporary home during the encampment!
Lastly there's a photo of men performing a drill on what it takes to use a canon. I think these guys were having a lot of fun!
I hope you enjoy this little trip back in time. At some time in the future I'll tell you a bit about the etiquette and standards that women in mourning had to endure. That's a huge story in itself!!
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