Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Civil War Reenactment - The Oath


We watched as the company marched down the middle of the street and into the other part of the park.


They were called to attention and given their orders to find every man and take him to the courthouse to sign the allegiance form..


and to search all buildings for Judah P. Benjamin

(I felt much better when one of the soldiers whispered this Southern Belle, "Don't worry, they will not find him, he escaped to England and became an attorney." He laughed when I yelled YAY!)


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24 comments:

Mersad said...

Thanks for the shots, they are great. Loved the videos as well. They play great with each other it seems :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Mildred said...

I especially enjoyed the videos!

eileeninmd said...

Cool, I love the photos and the video! Enjoy your day!

eileeninmd said...

Cool, I love the photos and the video! Enjoy your day!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's a good thing he escaped. I wouldn't want to witness him being found and maybe hanged.

This is always fun to watch re-enactments of some time in history. Enjoyed the post/video.

Madi and Mom said...

I do so admire this type of re enactments...
You did a great job of capturing it too
Hugs madi and mom

Cranberry Morning said...

I love Civil War reenactments. We've been to several. They're amazing.

EG CameraGirl said...

Good to know Judah P. Benjamin escaped. ;)

TexWisGirl said...

these reenactors take their 'jobs' seriously, but glad they show a fun side, too.

SweetMarie said...

My dad took Kyle to one of these when he was young. My dad and hubby love stuff like this! Love the photos!!!

Madi and Mom said...

Give Jake a hug from me and tell him I'm glad the annual poke and prod is over
Hugs madi

carolann said...

Great continuation from yesterday when I posted back Sandra. Now going to watch the video.

I found something I posted today.

It was so touching as I think the Americans have it as a coin is it or an emblem this bird?

carolann said...

I liked the quick video slides.
Thank you. Something I would of enjoyed to go too.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Oh what good pics of the reenactment!

Gail said...

I love these reenactments.

We saw one in Missouri at Wilson Creek. I was cheering the Confederates and Den made me hush because no one was cheering them. Wilson Creek is where the Yankees found out about chiggers! They wrote about them in a journal.

War is never pretty. I have been trying to watch Texas Rising and turn off of it when more die and then I go back again.

What Karen Sees said...

I love this post, and you have captured the action in both stills and video so beautifully. Thank you for sharing this event with us!

DawnTreader said...

Now that looks like a "proper" reenactment ;)

DeniseinVA said...

Enjoyed this, like stepping back in time.

LindyLou Mac said...

Very interesting posts on the re-enactments.

Ann Thompson said...

There's a girl at work that's always participating in reenactments. She really enjoys it.
So the soldier whispering about not being able to find Judah, wasn't that kind of like giving away the end of a story?....lol

Crystal Mary said...

Since my hubby is a southerner and after my living in TN I really appreciate seeing this. Great photography and so nice of you to share. I wish I'd got to see it for myself in person. Blessings and Love crystal

Chatty Crone said...

I have to kind of laugh - the Civil War is alive and well here in the south!

Rebecca said...

That;s funny. I love re enactments.

Marie C said...

Great post! I enjoyed seeing them drill.