Anniversaries are for celebrating… but how can one celebrate the American Civil War, which began 150 years ago this month?  Well over one million Americans were killed or wounded between 1861-65 and the repercussions of the war are still with us today.

If you don’t think so, talk with a proper Southern lady or gentleman about the Civil War and you will be reminded (politely, most of the time) that in the South, the war was once (and in places still is) considered to be the war of Northern aggression or my personal favorite, the late unpleasantness.

With that in mind, however, I present you with some images from a Civil War drill that took place at my park a few weeks ago; they seemed fitting considering the 150th anniversary of the war.


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~ by Derrick Birdsall on April 26, 2011.

7 Responses to “150”

  1. You always find the best historical ‘stuff’, sir – very interesting! 🙂

  2. Nice shots, and a cool concept. Continuing to branch out I see.

  3. I like the abstraction, lines and patterns of the bottom image.

    • The carpetbag was my favorite image too, thanks to the abstract nature of it – almost a “PJ” type of picture where even though I took the damn thing, I had to look and relook to remember what it was.

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