Civil War Photo Contest
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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Throwback Thursday is a day early because tomorrow/Thursday's the Fourth of July so the library will be closed for the Holiday! These photos date from July 4, 1982 at Dallas' Old City Park's Independence Day festivities. For many years our group The North Texas Reenactment Society enjoyed a close relationship with the park and its superintendent who asked me to do the honors reading aloud the Declaration of Independence to the assembled crowd of spectators. Our group used the park for drills and participated in their sponsored events such as this and Candlelight Christmas. Since our unit portrayed both sides as needed, on Independence Day we were Federals, though at Christmas when we held our annual Cotillion there we usually attended as Confederates. Above, I'm giving the salute at the head of our party; the sergeant at the left (right of the company) is Dr. Richard B. Winders, for the past two decades Curator of the Alamo in San Antonio! Below I'm sharing the speakers' platform with our local U.S. Congressman in the white shirt at right.
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia from reenactments, other events, vacations, travel, etc., etc. is welcome and encouraged to share them with us in this weekly thread!