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Thursday, July 21, 2011

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The rerun of the First Battle of Bull Run started today.  I don't think too much ground was captured by either side, when I drove through the battlefield intersection this evening to get to the campground, it looked pretty much deserted.  I don't know why, it is only 103 degrees (that's Fahrenheit, I can't get the hang of that Centigrade stuff).

This morning when I drove through the battlefield (around 0730), it was pretty quiet.  In fact I think the police outnumbered the reenactors by at least 10 to 1.  I don't know how the reenactors are going to do this, they are dressed in authentic reproductions of the uniforms the real Civil War soldiers wore, made mostly of wool.  Plus, the gentlemen I saw looked to be, er, not too young.  In fact there was lots of gray to be seen, beards and hair.  I think they are really much older than the original soldiers.

I hope with this heat there are not any real casualties, that would spoil the commemoration.  I am going to try and sneak around with my camera and see if I can get any good shots, I mean pictures.

And you can be sure I'll be wearing a nice cool cotton shirt, shorts and flip flops.  Heat and I don't agree. ;c)

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8 comments:

  1. Reenactments can be so much fun but the heat could be a real kibosh on everything. Hope you get some good pics.

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  2. Hope you get your shots and don't get shot. Although it sounds as they they might want to postpone the battle. Isn't that what they did in the first place if it was too hot??

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  3. This is going to have to be on our future bucket list. Hopefully, when we get a chance to be at one I hope the weather is as nice there as it is here on the coast in the Pacific Northwest!!

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  4. I can't imagine doing a reenactment wearing wool in 100+ heat. Nor would I be able to hang around long outside watching it. We'll just look forward to seeing your pictures.

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  5. I do believe I wouldn't be able to be outside the MH in this heat! It's brutal :)

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  6. wearing wool and warm temperatures do not go hand in hand!..ick!!..no wonder there was a war...they were all so darn hot!!!

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  7. I really enjoy those events, but if I was one of the reenactors, I think I would have second thoughts. Wool clothes in 103 weather-do not think so!

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