a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Recent Unpleasantness...One of Three

was how the citizens of Savannah, Georgia referred to the War Between The States.  I admire the understatement of this, a true southern tradition.

Today in Lunenburg, Arkansas, where my father was born and attended early school, the war of brothers was reenacted.
Both sides were represented equally and although this was considered only a skirmish, it is part of the history of Izard County.
The Colors were flown proudly
as the battle was fought again


Rudee said...

Did you ever read Confederates in the Attic? I highly recommend this book. If you can't find it, I will loan you mine. That's if I can find it. It's still buried in the boxes in the basement. My great grandfather fought for the Confederacy. He was from Pedlar Mills, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley. I don't know any more of his history than that. It simply wasn't discussed up north.

I can't imagine the horrors of this war: brother against brother, slavery, mutilation, starvation, impoverishment and ruin. To travel the battlefields gives one pause. Let's hope, other than in reenactments, we never repeat any of this history.

Pyatshaw said...

Every country has its horrors.

Nezzy said...

I can't even comprehend battling against family. Many battles during the slave years was fought like this. I sure hope we have come a long was baby!

You have yourself a blessed weekend Gail :o)

Jennifer said...

I have never seen a civil war reenactment, but from pictures I bet it would be interesting!

Pat said...

Love the photos! THey do a great re-enactment in my daughter's town. It was fun to watch and wander around in their "town".

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