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- Feb 23, 2013
- East Texas
This time of year I always remember the several Living History events and occasional reenactments once held annually or semi-annually at Old Washington Historic State Park near Hope, Arkansas, so thought I'd feature it again as the subject of this week's Throwback Thursday. I believe these photos are from before 2010 and show our field hospital behind the local doctor's house above at left and Yours Truly sitting on the porch talking with Surgeon and Major Larry Mink at right. We attended this Fall event for several years in either October or early November and always looked forward to it, both because of the welcome we were given by the park staff and the authentic surroundings of a truly historic old town that actually served as the Arkansas Confederate State Capitol following the fall of Little Rock to the Federal Army in September, 1863. Below is another view showing our tentage and outside surgery at right - a door placed upon two sawhorses and covered with a rubber blanket and canvas tent fly! - and @1863surgeon Doug Garnett in the center of the seated group. Be sure to note the pile of "amputated limbs" in the foreground - this was mainly for the benefit of the local students attending Friday School Day!
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!