Posts belonging to Category 'reenactment'

Civil War history comes to life at Lakewood

Trying to help people understand about the Civil War, Kris Breyer began more than 20 years ago to spearhead a drive to have war re-enactments held at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.
Her wish has since been granted and Saturday marked the 19th annual Civil War Days at Lakewood, part of the Lake County Forest [...]

Gettysburg re-enactment: This time, Custer stays on his horse

George Custer almost didn’t make it to Little Big Horn.
In 1863, his horse, Harry, was shot from beneath the Union general and Custer was saved from a Confederate saber by an intrepid orderly.
But Custer fared a little better during the re-enactment Sunday commemorating the 147th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, when no one shot [...]

Lincoln town hall event set for Civil War re-enactment

The annual Civil War re-enactment event held at Willamette Mission State Park will have some twists when it unfolds Saturday through Monday.

The Northwest Civil War Council hosts the event each year, in which as many as 800 Civil War re-enactors present living conditions and circumstances of early 1863, with daily battle re-enactments involving artillery, infantry [...]

Civil War engagement that preceded Saltville clashes re-enacted

After firing several rounds with his black powder rifle, Maj. Rick Ragle clutched his chest and fell to the ground in front of a crowd that took pictures of his simulated death with their digital cameras and cell phones.
“Man, that’s got to be hot lying down there in the street, you know,” Shelia Steele Hunt [...]

It’s … CIVIL WAR … re-enacted

The Civil War era returned to Sauk City this weekend, with the crack of musket fire, the boom of cannons, the clank of a blacksmith straightening iron, and even the clip-clopping of horse hooves roaming August Derleth Park.
The Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee hosted the city’s seventh annual Civil War Weekend, drawing about 100 re-enactors [...]

Civil War re-enactment a living history lesson

Canons blasted across a dirt field Sunday as a small band of Confederate soldiers played a lively tune. Union soldiers in navy blue uniforms exchanged rifle fire with battalions of rag-tag Confederates dressed in grays or tans.
Horses galloped through the haze as women in hoop skirts watched from the sidelines, shaded under dainty lace parasols. [...]

Civil War re-enactors gather in northern Miss.

About 200 spectators and Civil War re-enactors gathered in northern Mississippi this weekend to mark the 146th anniversary of the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads.
Confederate forces led by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated a much larger Union force on June 10, 1864.
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History resounds at Trevilian Station

Shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, the sound of cannons echoed through a sunlit battlefield on Brackett’s Farm.
Plumes of smoke rose above the tree line as spectators watched Union and Confederate forces recreate the Battle of Trevilian Station, the two-day cavalry battle that took place June 11 and 12, 1864. The re-enactment of the largest all-cavalry [...]

Cannons, cavalry thunder

Cannons boom and the ground shakes. Cavalry thunders across the land again on Saturday and Sunday when Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association presents a living history of the Civil War battles that occurred on its historic land.
The Battlefield Association hosts a weekend event every other year. This year’s event is called Forrest’s Great Escape Two, a [...]

Rally for Norlands: Civil War Reenactment weekend planned

The second annual Civil War Renenactment weekend at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will take place June 12 and 13. Living historians dressed as Confederate and Union infantry will scrimmage with replica weaponry on the grounds of the 19th Century historic settlement.
Visitors at the eenactment can become engaged in the lives of soldiers and civilians. [...]