Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Olustee Civil War Battle Re-Enactment

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Today was the first time that any of us had ever been to a Civil War re-enactment. We drove to the Olustee Battlefield for their annual festival. We arrived a bit late and had to park a mile away from the park entrance, so by the time we got to the battle field, most of the "fighting" was over, but we still had a good time.

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DH overheard this conversation between a father and daughter, next to the battle field:

12-year-old: " I don't understand why you wouldn't just kill all the people left on the other side, after a battle."

Kid's Dad: " You mean prisoners?"

12-year-old: "Yeah."

Kid's Dad: "Well, I think that used to be illegal."

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I foolishly did not ask this man's name. If you know it, please post it in the comments.
He made the most incredible, half-scale model of the Civil War submarine, the H. L. Hunley.

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3 comments:

Tammy said...

Wow, there were a lot of people involved in the reenactment! Did they have to come up with their own costumes or were they provided for them?

Crescent Moon said...

They all had their own costumes. I think they all belong to groups who attend several of these re-enactments every year. There were a lot of vendors selling costumes and equipment there, too.

The Budget Reenactor said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing:).

Blessings,

Kim

Crafty Crow