Monday, April 16, 2012

Civil War Weekend # 1

 Saturday Morning, my friend Diane and I drove to Parrish, FL, for the Civil War Weekend at the Florida Railroad museum.   The weekend included the authentic campground of the 74th Ohio Volunteers and the 2nd Florida Volunteers.   Click on Photos to enlarge for details.


 For those of you in other countries or for the very young, The American Civil War (1861-1865) was called the War Between the States. Eleven of the states seceded from the union and formed the Confederate States of America.


Our day include a tour of the camp and visits with the soldiers and a train ride with a  battle reenactment. As we boarded the train, we were guarded by Union Soldiers and just before we pulled out the Confederate Soldiers attacked.

I am a Southerner, born and raised in Georgia, Kentucky and Florida. In the South the War Between the States is still remembered and talked about even after 150 years has passed.


To be continued, And continued And Continued. The MadSnapper gone Mad , ONCE AGAIN.

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34 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Your photos turned out great, Sandra. I once attended a reenactment at Kennesaw Mountain. Hope you have a good day.

BlueShell said...

Hi, dear!
Splendid!

I can see you enjoyed that visit. I'm glad: it is really interesting!
Kisses
BShell

SquirrelQueen said...

I like all these scenes in sepia, it give them a more authentic look. The details they put into it are amazing. It must have been great fun to walk around the encampment.

Oh my goodness, you mean those Yankees were guarding the train. You must have been their prisoners and the Southern boys were trying to rescue you. Gracious, that must have been exciting. TTH!

Great, great granddaddy was a Civil War soldier when he was very young. I have been told that in his later years he would walk up to fifty miles to take part in reenactments.

diane b said...

What fun and I'm going to learn something about the Civil War. I love your sepia effect on the photos, you would swear they were from the real thing.

Betty Manousos said...

what fun! i really love all of these shots.

they turned out so beautifully.
i really like the vintage feel to them.
it's good to learn something about the civil war. thank you.

have a wonderful beginning to your week.
xo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sandra, we are from NJ and now living in VA and we also have noticed that southerners seem to remember the Civil War a bit more, or maybe have not got over losing? We were amused to learn that Lee-Jackson Day is celebrated for Robert E Less and Stonewall Jackson especially since we don't know that there is a Grant day.

Remington said...

This is so cool! I can't wait to see MORE! Thank you for sharing all of these neat things....

Chatty Crone said...

Haha - some people still think it is going on! It is amazing that they lived the way they did back then - we are so spoiled now. Can you imagine riding in those covered wagons? Going to the bath room. Rtc.

Love, sandie

TexWisGirl said...

really like how you processed these. looks like i'm looking at an old yellowed newspaper report. :)

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

We have a Civil War Encampment, in our city park, yearly. They are wonderful.

"(Children) still believe in God, the family, angels, devils, witches, goblins, logic, clarity, punctuation, and other such obsolete stuff.... When a book is boring, they yawn openly."
~Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1978

SweetMarie said...

these photos came out so realistic! looking forward to more!

George said...

These are marvelous pictures, and the sepia is a great touch. I'm glad you went mad at the re-enactment and I look forward to seeing more pictures.

Madi and Mom said...

My hubby would have been in hog heaven with all the Civil War re-enactment and a train ride.
Excellent pics with the serpa too!!
Hugs C

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Great photos, Sandra, and the sepia was just the right touch! The re-enactment looks really interesting. It was such a terrible war, I'm glad I wasn't living in the midst of all that during that time!

Pam said...

I just read about this reenactment and thought would be fun to go but alas it was to far away.
Thanks for sharing, Sandra.

Ginny said...

Wow I think your header is my favorite this time, is this a re- enactment of the triage field hospital? You did the whole header really classy!!! And I love the edits, you made them sepia or something. This reminds me of when you went on that train ride with the bank robbers. Which is your favorite? Do they do this once a year?

Ann Nichols said...

I was born in Richmond, Virginia so I really enjoyed this tour! Looking forward to more!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I hope you were not hurt during the attack! I do like the history of the civil war...
ps. I am getting back to blogging slowly:)

Eva Ason said...

Very interesting post and I love the photos. It's nice to learn a little history..I love that :)
Looking forward to see more pic's!
Have a lovely day!

Eva

Deb said...

great photos...I bet you had a great time..I love history...too bad we don't always learn our lesson from it...

S. Etole said...

You've shared some interesting photos and thoughts.

Mamabug said...

Fantastic Sandra! I'm glad you posted them in sepia, it was a perfect choice.

RoeH said...

What I didn't know but certainly found out quickly on a weekend visit to Atlanta many years ago, is that kindasorta the war still isn't over. I was so surprised to see the Confederate flags still flying and used at events. And I think somebody called me a Yankie. Was it my accent?? :)))

I totally enjoyed seeing Atlanta and the history that occured there and Clark Gable's chair somebody has saved from the premiere of GWTW. I sat in it. Oh gigglegigglegiggle.

Deb Crecelius said...

These are great in sepia.
Very authentic looking.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The sepia tone is certainly appropriate for these scenes.

Ann said...

How exciting.Sounds like a lot of fun. The pictures are great and the sepia is perfect.

Linda said...

Fantastic...love those photos, too!

missing moments said...

Great shots ... love them in sepia!

Rose said...

Sandra, these are wonderful photos...I will be looking forward to more.

Madge Bloom said...

Love those shots! I worked with a fellow who did the re-enactments too, we went and watched one afternoon and it was fabulous! Thank you for sharing on 'Weekly Top Shot...'

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like you had a great time at the Civil War Weekend.. Can't wait to see more!!!!!

Love your sidebar photo.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lisa RedWillow said...

So unique . So interesting . I really loved this post as well.

Andrew said...

Hi Sandra earlier this week I read a report (you have probably all ready h shared it) about the numbers killed in the Civil War.
It's a war I first became aware of as a child... cards in bubble gum packets telling the tale.
I guess you remember them.

Angela said...

I love, love, love what you did to your pictures! They look so awesome and authentic!