September 18, 2015

Reunion at Fishers Hill


Last month we attended the Fishers Hill Reunion Picnic. This event commemorates an event that itself commemorated an event!

The Battle of Fishers Hill was fought on September 22, 1864. A couple of decades later, veterans from both sides gathered together to remember it and to celebrate the reunification of the country. For many years it was an annual event and families came to picnic, listen to music and speeches, and even ride a carousel. In the 1930s the event was discontinued since the old veterans were either gone or too old to travel to the Shenandoah Valley for the occasion.



We didn't have a carousel at the re-creation of the event, but it did commemorate the reunification of the country, a fitting counterpoint to the long series of battle-related events that marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

I always enjoy seeing the costumes that represent the 1860s; and Fishers Hill is in a beautiful area not far from our home.

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10 comments:

  1. Lovely captures from this event Linda. I especially like your first and last portrait shots.

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  2. Looks like a great place to people watch. Wonderful series of photos. Happy weekend!

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  3. What great photo's - the costumes are amazing.

    All the best Jan

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  4. What great photo's - the costumes are amazing.

    All the best Jan

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  5. The traditional clothing and uniforms really stand out!

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  6. It makes for great photos and yours surely are.

    Thanks for you very kind and encouraging words, Linda. They're so appreciated. Hugs to you.

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  7. That looks like an interesting and fun event.

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  8. Sounds like a fun event. It's neat to keep history alive. I really liked the lady in the last shots costume.

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  9. Wonderful living history event! I always enjoyed attending them. This looks like it was great fun with a lot of learning experiences there for the young.

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  10. Great idea - and it looks as though it was done in style. Very interesting stuff.

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