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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
Since Memorial Day Weekend starts in a couple of days, this week Throwback Thursday revisits Memorial Day Weekend in May, 1976, and my very first reenactment ever, held at Corinth, Mississippi! Although the anniversary of the battle there is in October, someone decided it would make a good Memorial Day event in this Bicentennial year, now exactly forty-five years ago. For the battle reenactment our unit, then known as Good's Texas Battery, divided, half going into this sandbag fort which was "standing in" for the original huge Union earthwork Battery Robinette. (Our 3/4 scale six-pounder and mountain howitzer were a far cry from Robinette's two original twenty-pounder Parrotts too.) I'm at right above and left below acting as No. 1 (rammer) on the gun crew - above at left the late Jim Marrs prepares to pull the lanyard while @1863surgeon Doug Garnett winces beside him in the No. 2 position. For additional photos from this horrible farbfest, please see: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/reenacting-the-battle-of-corinth-may-1976.150459/
Anyone else having (preferably) old Civil War-related photos, mementoes, or memorabilia from reenactments, living history or other events or vacation or other travel they would like to share with us is welcome and encouraged to do so in this weekly thread!