Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 5-16-2019

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Since today is the anniversary of the Battle of Champion's Hill, Mississippi, part of Ulysses S. Grant's Vicksburg Campaign, for this week's Throwback Thursday I was thinking back to an annual reenactment that was held for several years on the extreme southern portion of the actual battlefield; these photos show me and my friend Roy Beckett talking outside "Union headquarters" in our camp sometime in May, 1983. I was acting as aide-de-camp to my friend Marty Brazil @Marty US Grant at this time but Roy was visiting from the Confederate camp to talk artillery; I had recently traveled to New Braunfels, Texas, to help him train his crew for his then-mountain howitzer (upgraded later to a full-scale six-pounder) and later worked with him on North and South, Part II and Alamo - The Price of Freedom. For more about this event. please see the new thread: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/champions-hill-mississippi-may-1983.158132/#post-2056727

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Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related reenactment, vacation, or travel photos, mementoes, or memorabilia and would like to share them with us is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly thread!
 
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