My World Tuesday: Civil War Road Show Comes to Woodbury

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  1. This looks as if it was a fascinating Civil War encampment. I've been to a couple of these and have been very impressed with the people taking part. Thanks for the wonderful pictures.

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  2. Oh WOW. I love living history!

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  3. I love seeing the re-enactors, they take it all very seriously ..

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  4. These are so terrific, Sandy! Love seeing history come alive! Great post!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  5. There is a reenactment here every May. They reenact battles etc. They call it the Rendezvous. Fun to go see every so often. Great photos here.

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  6. Anyone who voluntarily parades around in a heavy wool suit in the middle of the summer like that cannot possibly be in full possession of his faculties IMO. I wonder how they decide who has to fall down and play dead. There must be some kind of system in place, just for the sake of historic accuracy, right?

    Great photos though. And one that looks eerily familiar actually.

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  7. I don't understand the reenactors but I'm glad they are there for us. I've seen trapper reenactors here in Oklahoma and Battle of the Alamo reeanctors in San Antonio.

    From what I read they certainly go for authenticity. TMI to explain.

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  8. A rather revealing, colourful collection you put up there! Just love the images...

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  9. Wow! What a neat celebration of history!

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  10. Great sequence of shots, all very new to me. I love such history sessions!

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  11. I think this is one of the saddest wars ever fought by Americans.

    It is a shame that it took a war to try and show the South the truth of slavery and the need to abolish it.

    I believe in state`s rights but not when those rights not equal for all living in those states.

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  12. I've seen a couple of these gatherings over the years and it is like stepping back into time... Great photos.

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  13. Everyone is entitle to display what they are most proud of about their history, it is allowed.

    Too bad they have so many lies about in the History books, and this should not be allowed.

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  14. That is what I want to do. I drove through Virgina and heard a radio ad about a really nice one. Maybe I can see one at Gettysburg.

    Outstanding post Sandy!

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  15. Sandy: That is so nice and I even saw Honest Abe walking along.

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  16. Great sequence of shots, and I really get a feel of what it must be like to have been there. The costumes are terrific.
    Janice.

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  17. Great photos. The reenactment looks well done with excellent costuming.

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  18. I love going to festivals like this! Then I go home and Thank God for my modern conveniences. "Hello, air conditioner. Thanks so much for working so well!"

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  19. Love the re-enactment stuff! We ahve them here too with Fort Vancouver. The photo fo the horse is excellent -- really cool/kewl stuff.

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  20. How interesting. Thanks for sharing.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  21. Beautiful costumes and what fun!

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  22. Your photos tell quite a story, Sandy. They are all picture perfect. Thanks for the history.

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  23. Your photos are so alive. Wish I can see civil war history reenacted before my eyes.

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  24. Great shots Sandy.

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  25. Wow. Wonderful photos - I can feel how hot and uncomfortable they are. Makes me feel great sympathy not only for them, but for the people they're recreating.

    Very thought provoking.

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  26. wonderful pics! You truly captured the heat of those woolen uniforms and the proper dress of the civilians of that time period! Thank you for sharing your great pics with us My Dear Friend!

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  27. Love the pics Sandy!! Our school hosts a Civil War Day similar to this for the 7th graders- it is fascinating stuff~

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  28. Terrific photos Sandy...one of my brothers in law would love to have been there, I am sure. He is always enjoying getting his school classes to reenact certain events like this!
    Noticed we were neighbors on My World sign in page today!
    ;-)

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  29. It's like you had a time machine. I really like the way you captured everyone so naturally instead of posed. Bet that was fun.

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  30. That looks wonderful. My boys got to go to something very similar last year and loved it.

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  31. Marvelous photos Sandy, really enjoyed the people photos in their civil war attire. The one of the lady was great also.

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  32. It certainly takes one back to an other age.
    Nice story in pictures Sandy.

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  33. Very interesting set of images, Sandy. Really an excellent post.
    Here in Piedmont and in Tuscany as well, there are often war celebrations but I must say I don't like them: I think war must be always remembered but not celebrated. Don't you think so?

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  34. Great shots, Sandy! We have a lot of reenactments around here.

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  35. Hi Sandy,

    DH is a greater reader of Civil Way history and we just watched a two hour special on the History Channel tonight. I'm sending him this link. He is going to love seeing these pictures.

    Annie

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  36. Fortunately they came in peace! And very dashing the soldiers are too, but that handsome horse is what catches my eye. I am so pleased he does not have to face a calvalry charge.

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  37. Great civil war shots, although the make up on the lady seems awfully modern day. Looks like great fun washad by all.

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  38. Nicely done Sandy. Lew in Maryland for this Tuesday is talking about John Brown and Harpers Ferry. The Civil War touched so many states. Do you know that there was even a Civil War battle in the territory of Arizona?

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  39. Wow! That is one great way of making history come alive again!!

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  40. I have never been to one of these, would love to though! You got some great captures!

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  41. Anonymous11:56 AM

    such fantastic pics!

    i would love to attend something like this..

    shraddhs

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  42. Anonymous3:50 PM

    Awesome! Nice entertaining pics..
    Feels the fun and summer, ain't it?
    Felt like reviving the American heritage..beautiful..!!
    Yeah, like shraddhs, I would love to spend a sunny Tuesday this way too..:)

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  43. Amazing photos-looks like a fascinating scene to view.

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  44. Wonderful shots, Sandy. The reenactors take all of this very seriously. I think it is as much fun for them as it is for those who watch.
    Thanks!

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  45. Sandy thanks for the post. My wife and I visited Harpers Ferry,Gettysburg and Antietam this past spring.. Love the history

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  46. Great shots! Ironically, I am camped out at a Walmart not 24 miles from Gettysburg. I just watched the first 45 minutes of the movie on DVD in my notebook PC. My son John and I really get into Gettysburg - the story, the battlefield, everything.

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  47. Beautiful costumes and pictures ! I love to see these old costumes, and the man with the cup had even modern glasses already, lol !
    That's like our reconstitution of the Waterloo battle, you have the soldiers in their old costumes but with digital watches, hehe !

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  48. wow just like watching a classic movie!

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  49. Reinactments like this bring history alive for students of all ages!
    Wonderful post ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  50. Wow this is so cool!

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  51. We watched re-enactments in Gettysburg several years ago. Your shots are wonderful, Sandy! :)

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  52. These photos are wonderful, Sandy. You really captured the feel of the place.. and time. :)

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  53. Hi..Deen here! Your photos tell quite a story, Sandy. They are all picture perfect. Thanks for the history.

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