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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

and gentlemen ...

or should I say 'boys? 

dressing up and playing army.

pretending ...

with all the seriousness they can muster ...


as I was preparing this post the thought question occurred to me: why do we have Civil War reenactments?  Could you imagine a WWII reenactment?  People dressing up as Hitler.  Oh gracious no!   Admittedly, I am intrigued by Civil War history because I have grown-up with visits to plantations, battle fields, and grave sites.  But I do wonder if generations in the future will reenact the battles of our present day experiences - WWII, Vietnam, or the Gulf War.  I guess time will tell.  I can't imagine anyone who lived through the Civil War could ever conceive of its reenactment.


  1. What a great thought about reinactments -- one I've never even considered. I've never been to a reinactment, but they do interest me. Great shots, Nicki!

  2. I think the fascination with the reenactments come because the Civil War was such a personal, at-home war--no foreign powers, but family on either side. There are also reenactments for the American Revolution, but they aren't as well-known as the Civil War ones. Let's face it--"boys" of all ages love to dress up and play army.

  3. Great photos.

    Out here we've seen reenactments of battles between trappers and Native Americans at the various Mountain Man Rendezvous events. It is sort of cool, but often long and boring because they spend a lot of time hiding in the bushes from each other.

  4. I have to say I have wondered the same thing. But they are pretty popular even up North here. Can't figure it out personally. I don't think that reenacting any war is a good idea unless it brings an end to all wars. But that's just me...

  5. Beautiful shots of the "battle" - love your PP on these!

  6. Nicki- these r impressive. Great story telling

  7. My "x" dod the whole re-enactment thing. It was fun to go along with him..

    Wish I had been into photography then :)