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Return to The Civil War
Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactments
Confederate artillery soldiers stand amid the smoke of their just-fired cannon.
Confederate artillery battery
A battery of Confederate artillery soldiers on a ridge.
Wall of Union blue
A seeming wall of Union soldiers lines a ridge and obscures the view ahead of them.
Meeting the Southern artillerists
A young boy talks with a few Southern artillery soldiers as they explain how Civil War cannons were loaded and fired.
Waves of Union Blue
Seeming hundreds of Union blue-clad soldiers move in a formidable wave across a hilly field, their red and white striped flags fluttering in the air.
Camp Scene 1
Beneath their dining fly, a few reenactors work on a camp implement.
Camp Scene 2
A campfire smoking beneath a sooty iron grill and well-worn pots and kettles. In the background, a reenactor catches a nap while stretched out on several wooden boxes
Camp Scene 3
A few Civil War reenactors sit by their tents to rest a while and attend to their equipment.
Camp Scene 4
A few reenactors in camp. One cleans his firearm, two stroll by, and a roast pig dinner slowly cooks on a large spit over a campfire.
Camp Scene 6
A number of reenactors occupy a busy aisle between two rows of tents.
Camp Scene 7
Two women with their backs turned toward the camera as they work on some food preparation while two Dutch ovens and a coffee pot heat up over a campfire.
Confederate Line 1
A line of about 100 or so Confederate soldiers in random firing of small arms, skirmishing with Union troops unseen in this image.
Three young drummers practice in camp.
An anachronistic scene: two musicans with modern sound equipment, but dressed in Civil War-era outfits and under a canvas dining fly.
A Sea of Tents
A few reenactors walk a wide pathway amid a seeming sea of off-white soldiers' tents. One fellow seems to have forgotten where his tent is.
In the foreground stands a cone of stacked percussion-cap long guns, their bayonets interlocked forming the cone top. Two reenactors stand in the near background, a row of tents to their left
Parrott Gun 1
A lone Union artilleryman stands beside a Parrott gun on its carriage. Parrott guns were rifled cannons widely used by both sides during the Civil War.