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National Civil War Association Civil War Days in Galt, CA

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Mike Serpa

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I drove to Galt today to see the National Civil War Association present Civl War Days at McFarland Living History Ranch.

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Waiting for the event to start I tried to take a photo of the snow-capped Sierra Mountains (left and center) some 90 miles to the east.

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Most of the action was to the left of the fence. (I was in the wrong spot.)

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Cannon go BOOM!

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The North advances.

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The South cowers.

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The Cavalry presses the attack.

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A truce is called. Time for lunch!
 

Mike Serpa

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I had a good time but the gnats and mosquitos were driving me crazy.

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2nd Mass. Cav. Co. A - "The California Hundred"

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(This sideways photo is a first for me. Maybe a moderator will fix it.) At the left is Alan Croft and at the right is Kurt Riedel of the 2nd Mass. Cav. Co. A - "The California Hundred." It was a pleasure to meet these men!

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The 1st U.S. Sharpshooters were there. IIRC several hundred men for California were in this regiment.

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Left to right: Pvt. P.J. Nave, Lt. Dave Rodgers, 1st Sgt. Russell Hanson, Pvt Ted Star of the Sharpshooters. I wouldn't want to tangle with this bunch of men!

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Union camp photo #1.

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Union camp photo #2.

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Union camp photo #3.

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Yvonne Zolna is nurse with the U.S. Medical Services. She has been in the hobby since 1989. She is holding a pill roller (I think that's what she said it is). A mortar and pestle also on the table. The severed limbs were on the ground and the medical kit was on the large table.

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Mike Serpa

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I didn't spend much time with the South. Bugs were getting to me.

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This is Lynne Ashby and her Mourning Emporium. (She may or may not be related to Turner Ashby.) She sells good to bereaved women. I talked with a long time. Very informative. Wish I could have stayed.

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Another sideways photo. We see two photos of Turner Ashby at Lynne's emporium.

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I hope this will zoom in enough to see her prices.

That is all I have of the South. I wimped out with bugs.
 
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Mike Serpa

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I took a few photos of the McFarland House at the McFarland Living History Ranch after I finished with the skirmish. William McFarland settled in California in the 1850s.

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Front of house. Beautiful weather; temperature in the mid-70s!

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Smoking room.

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Kitchen. Steam iron and flat iron on stove.

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Kitchen; butter churn and telephone. (When I turned my camera 90º to take a photo it gets posted sideways.)

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Laundry room.

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Dining room.

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Music room.
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Music room.
 

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Ladies parlor.

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Ladies parlor.

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Her bedroom.

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Her bedroom.

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His bedroom.

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Child's bedroom.

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Sewing room.

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Sewing room.

The house is on Orr Road. I think the photos on the walls are McFarlands and Orrs. That's all I have!
 
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Wow that's all real neat where was this , what state, city and also how do ya get into the national civil war association ? Do they have a website ?
where was this , what state, city - see title of thread
how do ya get into the national civil war association - I don't know. I was a spectator.
Do they have a website - https://ncwa.org

Sorry, I don't have better information for you.
 
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I drove to Galt today to see the National Civil War Association present Civl War Days at McFarland Living History Ranch.

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Waiting for the event to start I tried to take a photo of the snow-capped Sierra Mountains (left and center) some 90 miles to the east.

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Most of the action was to the left of the fence. (I was in the wrong spot.)

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Cannon go BOOM!

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The North advances.

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The South cowers.

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The Cavalry presses the attack.

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A truce is called. Time for lunch!
Looks interesting! Thanks for sharing. I like the fact that there were people with demonstrations to show the general public. We need more of that at the reenactments.
 
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Yvonne Zolna is nurse with the U.S. Medical Services. She has been in the hobby since 1989. She is holding a pill roller (I think that's what she said it is). A mortar and pestle also on the table. The severed limbs were on the ground and the medical kit was on the large table.
At the time, almost all medicines came in a powdered form; in order to be dispensed in measured doses as either pills, or probably as commonly enemas, the powder was mixed into a matrix and rolled out in this fashion. The resulting "ribbons" of paste were then either cut into individual "pills" or put into a mold that formed them into enemas.
 

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At the time, almost all medicines came in a powdered form; in order to be dispensed in measured doses as either pills, or probably as commonly enemas, the powder was mixed into a matrix and rolled out in this fashion. The resulting "ribbons" of paste were then either cut into individual "pills" or put into a mold that formed them into enemas.
The Mortar and Pestle was the adorning roof symbol for the local Rx delivery vehicle. Now Terminex rules the day. *Take with dose of Irony*.

Lubliner.
 
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