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.
6 thoughts on “Before the Battle”
How fun to see a reenactment, Barbara! I hope you all were able to stay hydrated in the scorching heat. Maggie
Great photos! I used to do Civil War reenacting and it was a lot of fun, but we also had to deal with hot weather, since they ran from late spring until early fall. But I loved wearing my gowns and hoops, despite the heat.
OMG Kudos to you. I can only imagine how you all are feeling in this heat. Loved the pictures.
That’s so cool.
Barbara, thank you for the pictures. I can’t imagine the weather with all the clothing those guys are wearing.
How exciting. Looking forward to more pictures, and hats off to the stalwart folks doing this regardless of the weather!
Keep hydrated (old nurse here, worries)