Saturday, May 30, 2015

Civil War Reenactment - Misc


Reflections of a young soldier in the windows of this house.
Six generations of my mothers family, lived here. My grandmothers home was almost identical to this 1920 home and was a short 2 miles from this one. This oak is 100 years plus.


My mothers parents - born in 1900 and 1904
Her grandparents in 1886 and 1987
Her Great Granny was born in 1862 and lived until I was 6 years ( my dad killed Great Granny 's rooster when it attacked me)


my dad’s parents were born in 1880 and 1886 his grandparents born during the civil war. 


This war was 160 years ago, but my fascination lives on because of living with all the above ancestors who talked and talked about the war.

this young man said he was guarding the house, his gun is carved from wood





17 comments:

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

:) That reflection looked like a ghost for a minute! You take the absolute BEST pictures! HOW I wish I knew my family's history like you know yours. Easy to find out but..so far I haven't.
What great history you have. What a wonderful thing to be able to go to the very house.... it's wonderful, Sandra!

Mildred said...

I love these photos this morning. That little fella with his carved gun is cute as can be! I enjoyed learning more about your family history, too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sandra, love the reflection photo and the cute boy with the gun. It is wonderful you know so much of your family history! Great post! Have a happy weekend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks, Sandra, for sharing your family's history and it makes me wish I knew more about my own. Sadly, as my mother passed away in December, there is no one remaining to ask.

Madi and Mom said...

I love that there are young folks involved in the re-enactments. Before long they won't be teaching much about the Civil war in schools...
Hugs madi and mom

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful post - and I really like the reflection shot.

TexWisGirl said...

you do have some good lineage. :)

Gail said...

Many people do not realize how adversely the "War Between The States" affected the South. It was not a far away war but one in our own yards. It was a path of destruction through the south affecting every man, woman and child by it's passage. Not only were most of our men gone to war, the women were left to fend for themselves and protect what was their livelihood. The senseless destruction of homes, barns, livestock, crops and food was nothing the Yankees had to endure.

The story of hardships stayed alive in our family too. Maybe to teach the upcoming generations that we can survive and thrive no matter what happens.

I love the pictures, your history and the places you have taken me. Thank you.

DawnTreader said...

Another great set of pictures. Love the window reflection! And history comes so much closer when you know the connection to your own ancestors, doesn't it?

carolann said...

Great past History you have accumulated. Thanks for sharing. Sandra.

Beautiful large house and nice property.

Ann Thompson said...

cool reflection. Kind of makes him look like a ghost.

SweetMarie said...

you were attacked by a rooster?! ouch!! I love that tree!!!

Dory and the Mama said...

How wonderful to have so much history of your family!

Ida said...

How cool to have family history like that. - I enjoy stuff about the Civil War. I became fascinated with it after reading Gone With The Wind. - Parts seems glamorous but then when you realize what these people went through during the war and afterwards it's not quite a glamarous as movies would indicate.

EG CameraGirl said...

The War Between the States was 160 years ago? I seems to still be quite important to people who live in the South. Do people there still wish they could have separated from the North? Just wondering.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

My war stories from family are all about first and second world war.
I studies the American wars in school.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love the reflection in the window. I can see why your fascination lives on, especially with six generations living in that area. Also you other post that I didn't comment on had some very interesting items in them.