Sunday, June 04, 2006

Pennypacker Mills, No. 7, A Civil War Enactment, Part 1

Today, I went to Perkiomen Mills near Schwenksville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania for an American Civil War Enactment. The skies were cloudy which probably was good for photography purposes. I didn't have to worry about the sun being in the camera angle. Due to the positioning of the troops and the viewing area, most of my best shots are of the Grays. I will probably make one or two more posts of the battle enactment and certain other shots. All pictures are clickable for larger views. The best is yet to come.

A Pre-Enactment Staged Group Photo (Gray)

Initial Scouting (Blue)

Moving towards the Grays

Moving towards the Blues

The Grays preparing to fire
[In these last two photos, the cloudy or foggy appearance
is from the gun and cannon fire.]

The Blues positioning


Minka said...

That is so cool. i have seen that in a couple of movies...never knew they re-enact it live for whoever wants to watch as well.

Ocean said...

I seen one of those plays in cornwall NY a few years ago. Yeah it was fun to watch. That dark green sure made a nice background in the first picture.

Spider Girl said...

It's an interesting form of warfare to watch I'm sure, but I sure wouldn't want to be marching around like that back then for real.

Cergie said...

Was it a true training session or just histotical reconstruction ?
Interesting dresses...

Carmel said...

pretty cool! I would love to see one, I didn't know that they re enacted that anymore.

sage said...

I've never seen a reenactment, but the book, Confederate in the Attic has some wonderful and humorous descriptions of them.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I went to one a couple of years ago and I couldn't get any good pictures because of the sun, but I was really impressed with the canons. I didn't realize that they were sooo loud.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

I forgot to tell you that you got some great pictures.

Trailady said...

I've always wanted to be involved in reinactments. Sounds like so much FUN!!!!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, minka. Here in the States, there are many Civil War historical associations that do this as an avocation.

Thanks, ocean. I think it was especially interesting to me this time because it was my first time. If I go again next year, I will want to try to take more advantage of their other Civil War times displays and activities.

Hi, spider girl. I agree -- it's fun to watch it being re-enacted but I wouldn't want to do it for real for many reasons.

Hi, cergie. It was just a historical reconstruction. Just wait till I post some of the dress pictures of both women and men.

Thanks, carmel. In the USA, it gets re-enacted periodically throughout much of the country.

Hi, sage. I'm sure it does. A lot of amusing things could happen in these event I would imagine.

Thanks, abandoned in pasadena. You're right. The cannons are loud.

Hi, trailady. Judging by the number of volunteers participating in these events, many people must find it fun to do.

San Nakji said...

I would love to take part in one of these. All great fun!

Tim Rice said...

Hi, san nakji. I would imagine that the camaraderie is high in these events.