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Civil War Re-inactors

Discussion in '"Today in History", Literature & Media Review' started by phc35, May 25, 2006.

  1. phc35 Active Member

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    United-States
    I went to a Civil War Battle last week-end and thought some of the pictures
    would make nice figures for the sculptors out in figure plant:

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  2. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    A couple of years ago on my return trip from Valley Forge, we decided to stop in at Gettysburg (also becoming an annual event). My favourite area in the park is Devil's Den and Little Round Top, so during our visit there we noted a number of 'uniforms' moving around the rear of Devil's Den. Upon investigation, it proved to be 4 or 5 Rebel re-enactors. Talk about giving the place atmosphere.
  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Reenactors can be a very valuable resource. it's best to photograph not only those uniformed correctly but those that fit the physical appearance of mid 19th century people.

    Here's a picture of my son at last year's event at Cedar Creek.
  4. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    These guys are about as good as it gets. The man in the center is Hardcore reenactor/preservationist rob hodge. If you've ever read the book Confederates in the attic Rob is featured on the cover in another modern wetplate photograph.
  5. Gauntlet New Member

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    United-States
    these are not civilwar but French&Indian war reenactors. 1st Royal regiment of foot ,grenadier co.

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  6. Gauntlet New Member

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    United-States
    campaigne dress

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  7. Gauntlet New Member

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    United-States
    parade/garrison dress

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  8. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Very inspirational pic Gary
  9. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Hi Jay

    Cool photo’s, one of these days I will get over to the states to one of the re-inactments

    Hi Matthew

    I have to agree, Gary that is one surprisingly cool photo, an amazing insite into how far some people will go with re-inacting, amazing

    Dave
  10. Charles Denomolos New Member

    Jay, where was that re-enactment?

    Also, who is that on your avatar?
  11. Charles Denomolos New Member

    Paul- I agree irt Gettysburg- we stopped ther 4 or 5 years ago, and early May is a very nice time to visit. One problem we had was that Devils Den was infested with Hornets and Bees, to the extent the park had to erect signs warning people. Not as dangerous as Minnie balls, but, there you go!
  12. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Jim, Devil's Den is quite a different place today. The past few years has seen the removal of several trees in an effort to restore the battlefield to it's 1863 appearance. Bees or no bees, I do not see my annual visits to Gettysburg stopping anytime soon.~Gary


    Here is one view of Devil's Den today. You can just make out 2 guns from Smith's Battery in the distance.
  13. geaugan Member

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    United-States
    Gee, why did those Rebs founder while assaulting Little Round Top. They had those cool air-conditioned 4X4 jeeps ? :lol:
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That's easy. they simply ran out of gas. Must have been that crappy milage they were getting on the trip up north.~Gary

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