October 23, 2014

People-Watching at Cedar Creek

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek

woman with staffWe went to the reenactment near Middletown on Sunday. It was a beautiful afternoon and Frank and I both took pictures so I have many images to go through. I decided to show you some spectators first.

"Living History" demonstrations are part of the show and I enjoy seeing 19th-century costumes. This woman was kind enough to pose for me.

The mock battle took place on the historic Heater Farm near Belle Grove.


The Last Major Battle in the Shenandoah Valley

womanIf you love historical costumes, you might want to scroll through my living history posts or check out these: Young Reenactors and Dressed for History.

I enjoy the incongruities in pictures like the one below. It's a fun time-warp effect.


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16 comments:

  1. that first woman is so cute! great fence contributions, too!

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  2. that looks like an great event to be at and good fences.

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  3. it looks like it was quite a big event!

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  4. Wow this is great. It'd be great to experience To wear those costumes from history.

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  5. Love seeing reenactments of history. Your last photo of the people in historical costume made me laugh - one lady has a modern camera around her neck.

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  6. The reenactment is a cool thing to watch.. They have the same thing at Gettysburg. I love the costumes and the first shot of the lady.. reat post and photos! Enjoy your evening and the weekend ahead!

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  7. Love the first picture. I enjoy seeing the 19th century costumes.
    I enjoy enactments around here in Hanover county Va.
    Have you been to any here? Cold harbor where I was born is so enteresting to see and hear about.

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  8. oh wow how cool would this be to see something like this.

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  9. I've always wanted to see a Civil War reenactment. One of these days ...

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  10. I wouldn't mind seeing re-enactments. Some of them do battle re-enactments up here.

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  11. What a neat event. I think things like this really bring history to life.

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  13. I don't care so much about the war reenactment part, but I do love the living history!

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  14. Oh how fun.... I have been wanting to go to a reenactment, but so far haven't been to one. It seems I am always a day late and a dollar short.

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  15. Looks like it was a fun and interesting day. Great pictures!

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  16. You included some great fences in the backgrounds. My husband was considering joining a reenactment group, but then decided he barely had time to think about it, let alone do it. We view a lot of historical documentaries or films based on history. I never trust that the films got it right, so I always research it later. Of course I've discovered that different authors have different takes on history, so what is "historically accurate" is difficult to determine.

    Thanks for commenting on my fence last week, even though I didn't post my URL on the "Good Fences" site.

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