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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Thinking about our projected return to Vicksburg this year for our fourth annual CWT Gathering, for this week's Throwback Thursday I decided to "revisit" a memorable Living History event there held in summer, 1983. Four members of our reenactment group attended as Confederate artillery, doing gun drill above using the NPS's Napoleon; from left to right: Ed Owens (No. 4) with lanyard; Myself (No. 2) as loader; slightly blocked by two observers from the NPS crew David Dunnett (No. 1) and Mike Hubbard (No. 3). We were actually camped in prefabricated reproduction sandbagged "earthworks" right on a battery position on Confederate Avenue along with an infantry company from the reenactment group the Confederate Guard. This was at least the second time we had been invited to Vicksburg NMP for a living history encampment; for additional photos from this event, please see:
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