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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Living History Weekend: The Civil War

After our lantern tour on Saturday night we decided to visit Long Pond Ironworks again on Sunday to see what the soldiers were up to.  The reenactors were the 6th New Hampshire Volunteers and the 12th Alabama Infantry. Local members of the Friends of Long Pond Ironworks were also dressed in costume. Even some of the visitors got into the spirit of things.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

I didn’t think the tents looked like very much protection from the elements.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

This older gentleman on the Confederate side I found to have an interesting face. To me he looks just like Scarlett O’Hara’s father in Gone with the Wind.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We planned our visit just right and got to watch them act out a skirmish.


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Look out, the Yankees are coming!

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

No real ammunition was used of course, but the guns were fired. The acrid, metallic smell of gun powder hung in a pall over the clearing. It was interesting and entertaining at the same time.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey


Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

We’ve passed the Ironworks on many occasions when they are hosting a Living History weekend but have never stopped in before. We’ll be going back again. I think over the 4th of July they do a Revolutionary War reenactment which should be interesting as well. I hope you enjoyed it. We certainly did!

Comments:

wow, that old guy does have an amazing face!

i visited Ghettisburg while i was over, and the sense of history was very moving.

Pssh, I’d like to see you try and fire a gun =]

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