I have to admit the temperatures are scorching, hovering around 100%.
So with a sturdy heart and sweaty skins we trekked around the area.
The reenactors are arriving, unpacking their vehicles and setting up camp.
At this point its hard to tell the Yankees from the Confederates and it won’t get
any easier. During this first battle of the War of Southern Rebellion, both sides wore blue or grey with many shades of each. The confusion resulted in many casualties from friend firing on friend.
Tomorrow all the modern details will be gone from camp. The soldiers
will prepare for the battle. The bands will play marching music and crowds will gather to watch the show. Many will gasp at the sound of cannon. The first Battle will foretell the pain of the many more battle to come.
We checked the Stone house at the junction of roads leading to the battlefield. it was used to house wounded and dying during the battle.
We were lucky to meet another reenactor who portrays a doctor.
Several soldiers wrote letters home to family anxious for news.