Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Marianna Re-enactment

Saturday morning Dan went to help mow grass for a couple from church who have health issues and were not able to mow for awhile. So, I took the kids to Marianna to watch a Reenactment of the Battle of Marianna back in 1864, during the Civil War. It was very interesting!!

In front of the church that was burned in the war...this was the actual battle grounds. The church has been rebuilt and they held a memorial service in there earlier in the day...

While walking down the street to where the battle was going to take place, I heard someone call out my name...it was one of my former S.S. girls, Ashleigh Mount. Her and her parents do reenactments in the Fall in different areas.
Ashleigh is the one to the left of the kids...
It was a HOT day for a parade, but that is how it started out...
~The Band~

Riders...

And the battle begins....heard a lot of talk about those Yankees going back to where they came from...I'm glad that for the most part, people are more receptive to Yankees living in the south these days!! :) :) :)

Here come the blue-coats!! (Union Army)


The Confederate Army surrenders....

This lady came looking for her 2 nephews. One was in the Confederate Army, the other had joined the Union...she hadn't heard from them and was worried!! ;)

Gunfire in the streets...

Uh-Oh!! Looks like someone's in trouble!!

A dead man laying right by the sidewalk....check out the chicken legs. Think that was his lunch or what was left of his arm?? :)

Another round of shots...

As we were walking to our vehicle, we could still hear gunfire in the streets down the block. It echoed loudly through the alleys. We talked about how it would have been scary if this was for real, and what it would have been like to be a little kid hiding out during this time.... I think we'll be doing some more research on the Civil War in the near future!! :)

1 comment:

Katie said...

I would love to watch something like this and take pictures.