Civil War Photo Contest
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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Now that it's time for schools everywhere to begin their fall semesters, this week's Throwback Thursday also revisits a school ca. 1986 or '87 - in this case, a private school in Dallas, Texas, being visited by members of the North Texas Reenactment Society. Naturally our subject was the Civil War, and for the occasion each member wore a different uniform and discussed a different aspect of the conflict. From left to right: Dr. Robert "Bob" Williams, uniformed as a Federal assistant surgeon, talked about medicine; Confederate gunner Ed Owens as he describes artillery; Yours Truly in the uniform of a Confederate lieutenant acted as moderator; Mark Cadigan represented Confederate infantry; Corporal John Gattis, likewise Union infantry; and Federal artilleryman Bruce Frasier rounded out the group. Our unit always saw educating the public as a major part of reenacting, apart from mere powder-burning.
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, memorabilia, or mementoes of reenacting, travel, or related activities is welcome and encouraged to share them with us here in this thread!