Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Civil War Weekend # 4



As we sat on the train, waiting for the train to pull out of the station, a lady yelled, "They're Comin!" 


 The Confederates fired, smoke rose.


 Unions Soldiers fired back, keeping the Rebels away from the train.


The Union soldiers ran for the train and boarded dragging the wounded with them


An Iowa regiment had a rule that any man who uttered an oath should read a chapter in the Bible. Several of them got nearly through the Old Testament. Civil War Facts





Union soldiers did not all wear the Dark Blue uniforms, there were other shades and different colors.


 There were more Northern-born Confederate generals than Southern-born Union generals.
Civil War Facts

The General boarded last and the train began to move...... to be continued


28 comments:

Ginny said...

Wow, two posts for the price of one today!!! Yours is the last blog I am checking before I hit the sack early tonight, it is 12:30. My favorite pictures are the first one in the post below this one and the pretty red caboose. I just love the look of and the edges of the pictures, they look old but are real clear. I didn't know about the different colors, each time I come here I learn something I didn't know as well as the cool reenactments!!!

Ginny said...

My favorite picture, what I mean is...the first one in the other post, the one under this, it is truly awesome, the look of it, my fave so far in this series.

Susannah said...

This is like going back to school. Some facts I remember but some I am learning tonight. Very interesting, Sandra. Great, great pictures. I like so many...I can not even pick a favorite one!

SquirrelQueen said...

Those are some pretty happy looking soldiers boarding the train in your last photos. Guess their glad not to be walking to the next battle. I'm really enjoying all the facts Sandra.

Betty Manousos said...

i can't get enough of these photos.

they are all great, and thanks for the facts...some of them i remember but some are new to me.

xo

Betty Manousos said...

i meant to say... they are all great shots!

Maple Lane said...

Love your photos, Sandra. Very interesting post. Hope you have a nice day.

Mamabug said...

Great shots Sandra! Keep them coming!

Eva Ason said...

Absolutely lovely! these photos are great!! Hope you're having a great day?! I am having my move in tonight, so taking a quick peek at work as I won't have any internet access at home.
Big hugs
Eva

SweetMarie said...

I'm finding this a great reminder. I can't remember everything from History, so this is really cool. Hubby and son are enjoying this as well!

Pam said...

It must be pretty exciting to watch them in full dress.
You have done a spectacular job of photographing and telling their the story, Sandra.
Well done!

Remington said...

Great post! Thank you! I love this....

barbara l. hale said...

Cool photos! That must have been very interesting.

Madi and Mom said...

How nice to see young boys participating in the re-enactment!!
And to see they are interested..
Hugs Madi and MOm

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

This is very different, from the Civil War Encampments, which are held locally. No train, here. No fighting here. Just the encampment and showing of artifacts.

Oh they do shoot off a canon, now and then. And have a drill team, which shoots. But no real enactments. You got a lot bigger show, than we do. :-)

and LOVE your sepia photos!!!

"Philosophy begins in wonder."
~Plato

Rose said...

These are all great photos...I know I haven't said that in each post but I meant to.

George said...

I really am enjoying this series on the re-enactment. You got some great shots of the action during the attack. I like your photos of the individual soldiers (and the lady) as well.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Re: Site Meter in my blog.

I don't mean the one, on Blogger. I mean the one at the Site Meter site, which you join. Free or paid. Once joined, you can see different aspects of one's blog *audience.*

Not familiar with the Blogger one, having only gone there once.

None of this is a big deal. Just something I thought, and blogged about. And asked for the ideas of others. Which I love to get, as you know. :-)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I haven't commented but have seen your posts on the Civil War and you photo are awesome. I feel like I am right there back in time.

S. Etole said...

So realistic. You've given us quite a treat.

Andrew said...

So wonderful to see..

Ann said...

a double shot of history today, I love it. I bet way back when, the original soldiers didn't look as happy as some of these guys do

Tracy said...

wow, how cool is that. I shared your blog with my son and husband...hubby is a history teacher and my son loves history...thanks so much!

Chatty Crone said...

This was extremely interesting - brushed up on some history. They are going to do the reenactment here this weekend. Love the pictures in sienna color. Sandie♥

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great photos, Sandra... George knows EVERYTHING about the Civil War. He has many books and remembers what he reads... He is really enjoying your series... I am too!!!

Missed you on my blog this morning.. Thought you might be sick --but then I saw your comment on other blogs...Glad you are okay.
Hugs,
Betsy

missing moments said...

These are such great photos and I am in love with the way you are processing them Sandra! Up close and personal.

Deb said...

your photos are awesome Sandra...very interesting....I'm enjoying these posts...

EG CameraGirl said...

I didn't know there were any Northern-born Confederate generals. That's fascinating! Of course, one of the main factors behind the war was the economics of who was going to pay for workers on the farms if there were no slaves. A Northerner with a Southern farm would have worried about that, I'm sure.