"150th Cedar Creek" Topic
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|ScottWashburn ||16 Oct 2014 3:06 a.m. PST|
Heading off to Cedar Creek tomorrow. Great weather, great locale, should be a great event.
|Old Slow Trot ||16 Oct 2014 5:45 a.m. PST|
Be safe. Wonder if they'll have "Sheridan's Ride " depicted.
|Private Matter||16 Oct 2014 11:22 a.m. PST|
My son & I will be there as well. We're part of the 11th North Carolina Inf. I hope you enjoy the time.
|pmwalt ||16 Oct 2014 5:32 p.m. PST|
Looks like great weather this upcoming weekend!
|ScottWashburn ||20 Oct 2014 4:33 a.m. PST|
It was a great event! A bit chilly Saturday night and a brisk breeze both days. But it stayed dry. Lots of troops there and two very good battles. Here's my battalion at rest, waiting for the action to start.
Once the battle started, there were plenty of Federal reserves waiting to fill gaps in the line:
The troops were also allowed to vote in the 1864 election. Lincoln seemed to be holding an edge.
Although some strong opinions were expressed about McClellan, too!
All in all, it was a very good weekend!
|Private Matter||20 Oct 2014 10:46 a.m. PST|
Scott is right, there were lots of federal reserves on the battle field. From the confederate side ther seemed to be hordes of the blue bellies. It was great fun. It was my first large reenactment and it was impressive. The first day's battle ended for me with "hand to hand" combat with three Yankees. (Actually our two lines collided and one Yankee tripped into two Yankees who were squaring off with me only have all of us hit the deck. It was funny. We all were laughing). The second day's battle was marked by crossing through a muddy creek/ditch twice and having our battalion commander fall face first into it.
The Sunday morning campfire coffee was especially good after a cold night with only one wool blanket to keep me warm under the stars and in the breeze.
Everyone was very friendly (both yanks & rebs) and the spectators liked to ask questions as well as take pictures. I was impressed with the number of troops present. It was a great event.
Nice pictures Scott.
|Old Slow Trot ||09 Dec 2014 6:50 a.m. PST|
Read an interesting review of the event in Civil War News.