Civil War Photo Contest
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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
This week for Throwback Thursday I thought I'd feature a couple of my old reenacting friends, @1863surgeon Doug Garnett standing at left above and Ed Owens, seen here in a photo by me taken on a visit forty years ago (!) to Fort Towson State Park, Oklahoma back ca. 1978 or 1979. I've featured Fort Towson in a more recent thread back in 2017 https://civilwartalk.com/threads/fort-towson-indian-territory-oklahoma.140553/ and although it was a frontier fort, it saw service during the war as a depot for Confederate troops in what was then Indian Territory and was the scene of the surrender of the last remaining Confederate general, Cherokee Chief Stand Waite. Doug, Ed, and I had gone there to see the fort's reproduction Napoleon cannon and advise the museum staff on how it could be used in live-fire demonstrations. (Note stabilized ruins of one of the barracks in the background.) For additional photos of our visit: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/fort-towson-indian-territory-oklahoma.140553/post-2105174 Below is another more recent look at Ed at another frontier fort, this time Texas' Fort Richardson:
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia they would like to share with us is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly thread!