Last weekend was the Civil war reenactment out at our local city park. There were demonstrations of artillery fire, marksmanship, cavalry charges and more. Reenactors portrayed soldiers from both sides of the conflict to great effect.
But Civil war camps weren't just soldiers preparing for battle. There were camp followers, nurses, doctors, supply depots, photographers, and more. People looking to support the troops and give them a taste of home life in an otherwise dismal situation.
We are fortunate that our reenactors not only showed us the times of battle but also the down times in between.