Pictures of my Labor Day Weekend -Civil War Reenactment in Review

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

I am back from another Civil War Weekend and of course that means pictures (or eye candy as my friend Carolyn says).  This time the event was at Museum Village in Monroe NY.  the Monroe event is held in a village of old houses and businesses.  There are many spectator events and opportunities to see not only a reenactment but various old time businesses such as blacksmithing, broom making, candle making etc.  The following are some of the sights of the weekend for you to enjoy.

  

Dress Parade

Each Morning Began with a Dress Parade

                           
Harriet Tubman visited our troops to cheer them on.  This was an awesome impression.

                          Drunk on duty                   if you do the crime...

A few of the soldiers got "drunk" on guard duty and had to pay for their mistakes.

               Cannon        mortor

Some of the artillery at close range.

General Grant

General Grant at the Union line.

Confederate line

The Confederates defend their position.

Battle

During the battle on Saturday.

tintypes

A photographer was on hand producing tintypes.  It was an interesting process to watch.

                 Dance                 Dance 2

Saturday night they held a dance where they had instructions on the period dances.  
 

For pictures from another event and an explanation of why we honor the memory of this period in history click here and here.  We will be reenacting one more time this season at the Farmer's and Brick House Museums in Montgomery NY on Sept 20 and 21.  As you can see there is always something new and different to see at a reenactment.  I hope you enjoyed seeing this one.

Comments (8)

Kristin Mason
New Market Title Agency - Independence, OH

How exciting, 
I would love to see it in person!  What a wonderful way to spend a day or weekend!  Your pictures are very nice!  Thanks for sharing,

Kristin

Sep 03, 2008 01:05 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Hi Kristin,  You should check it out locally.  I know there are units in your area who do this.  Just google and see what comes up.  Thanks

Sep 03, 2008 01:44 AM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Hi Paddy,

Looks like another sucessful, fun event. Your pictures are fantastic, C should be proud of you. If she isn't, tell her I said she should be.

Sep 03, 2008 03:14 AM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

Thanks Hall I will let her know.  Have a great day

Sep 03, 2008 05:09 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Paddy,

That looks like soooo much fun! I wanna play! It looks so real!

Sep 03, 2008 03:27 PM
Bubba Fife
Complete Property Maintenance - Nashville, TN

Paddy, it is great to see Civil War reenactments. Last year, the Mayor of Franklin banned the use of the confederate battle flag which really threw the town into a tizzy. It was back this year. One of the major battles of the Civil War took place in Franklin...

Sep 03, 2008 09:45 PM
Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Pine Bush, NY
Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY

It is fun Greg.  I still can't believe we got into this hobby but we all enjoy it so much.

I will have to check that out Bubba.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 03, 2008 10:04 PM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

Thanks for sharing with us.  It looks like they were having a lot of fun!

Sep 04, 2008 12:14 AM