As those of you who regularly check out my blog will know, this past weekend was a Civil War Weekend for the Pizappi Family. I have decided to share the weekend with you in two installments. The Camp Life Views and The Battle Views. This will be The Battle Views.
We reenact to honor the men and women who believed in their causes, who fought and died in the worst war to have been fought by our country because it was brother against brother, and to always remember so it won't happen again. The following pictures may upset those of you who do not understand but many of us feel that by showing the history we will teach a new generation the bitter lessons learned in this war. It is a hobby for those of us who participate and we all pay to participate in these events. We sell tickets to the public to offset the costs of facilities and insurance and the remainder of the funds collected are used for various charity and preservation projects.
During our reenactment at Liberty NY the troops had several tactical and surprise attacks which were not publicly presented as well as two spectator battles, an artillery demonstration, and a candlelight tour with various scenarios including a field medic operation, camp life, searching for lost brothers, and a church service. The following pictures are of the two spectator battles.
An artillery look out scans the area for activity
Union soldier informs them of Confederate activity in the area
Trouble has been spotted by the Union advance guards
Confederate General looking at some of his men preparing for a skirmish.
The Union Forces arrive.
Home Invasion 1860's style
The Confederates set up on a fence line
Union Troops defend the cabin
Union Soldiers pushing the Confederates back
This brave soldier did not finish the battle
(He stayed in this position an incredible amount of time BTW I give him props for effort!)
Union Troops marching home after victory Saturday
Union Troops line up on Sunday
The Union firing line
Artillery piece just after firing
The Confederate Troops are victorious on Sunday.