Civil War Photo Contest
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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
After last week's sorrowful memorial for my late friend Glen Hargis, I thought this week should be a little more cheerful! The actual "Throwback" here is another of my easily recognizable friends, Ed Owens, again channeling the British 24th Regiment of Foot (or infantry, to American readers) of the Zulu Wars era. I met Ed when I first joined Good's Texas Battery or the Dallas (Texas) Artillery back in 1976 during the Bicentennial, and we have participated together in many of the past reenactments I've featured here. For a more traditional Civil War-era rendition, the photo of the two of us below with our Enfields, mine an 1865-dated bored-out original and his a new Parker-Hale, was taken about the time our group began to make the shift from farb Confederate artillery to a more authentic Union infantry impression, ca. 1978-80.
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia from reenactments, living history events, vacations, or other travel is welcome and encouraged to share them with us in this weekly thread!