Saturday, January 16, 2010

Brooksville Raid- Part 2

Some pictures of the actual battle demonstration. This was not reenacting an actual Civil War battle, just demonstrating how a battle would have been fought.



The young guy with the black paint on his face is a freshman fighter. This was his first reenactment battle. The paint was not just part of his initiation, but also let the other "fighters" know that he was a rookie.


Confederate soldiers.


Today I learned that the age group that held the most soldiers during the Civil War was the 14-18 year old group. In many ways, it was a war that was fought by boys. However, their maturity surpasses that of 14-18 year old today.





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