Give Me Liberty....(2)


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Smokin'Joe
April 15, 2012, 09:44 PM
The Reenactors

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The Reality

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Legionnaire
April 15, 2012, 10:05 PM
Great pics; thanks for posting them. Were you involved in the action, or just taking photos?

Smokin'Joe
April 15, 2012, 10:08 PM
Just took photos. All my black powder stuff is Civil War era. An open-top Colt would look out of place.

Steel Horse Rider
April 15, 2012, 10:12 PM
I stumbled upon a Civil War reenactment last Memorial Day in Astoria, Oregon. It was quite an experience, especially walking through the camps and talking to the people involved. Whole families come and stay the entire weekend dressed, eating, and living as if it were the 1860's. I think I could get involved in that as a hobby if I had any spare time!

SixxshootinSam
April 15, 2012, 10:18 PM
If I was one of those guys, I would be very paranoid about someone accidentally loading a ball in one of those, out of habit.

Pulp
April 15, 2012, 10:31 PM
If John Wayne could carry a '92 Winchester right after the Civil War, surely you could carry a Colt during the Revolution.:D

enanmc
April 15, 2012, 10:51 PM
If I was one of those guys, I would be very paranoid about someone accidentally loading a ball in one of those, out of habit.
SixxshootinSam,

I am a rev war reenactor, the one thing we stress is safety, during our re-enactments we don't pull the ramrods out.

I was at Battleroad last year and parts of it take place at Minuteman National Park and you can't point the gun at another person and you have to point it before they get there or after they go by.

Terry

72coupe
April 16, 2012, 08:17 AM
The reenactors look much better fed than the originals probably looked.

infmp32
April 21, 2012, 05:35 PM
If I was one of those guys, I would be very paranoid about someone accidentally loading a ball in one of those, out of habit.
Sorry, I had to chuckle. Been reenacting for 15 years and never once had that thought. The majority of reenactors wouldn't think to bring live rounds to a reenactment out of habit anymore than someone would think to bring blanks for a range trip.

I haven't been up to Lexington and Concord in 12 years, since the 225th anniversary. That was a really great event. Well coordinated and the numbers were remarkable. Some days I miss reenacting, other days I'm glad I burned out(no pun intended) on it. The couple of living history style events I attend now keep just enough of the passion alive.

Loyalist Dave
April 21, 2012, 07:08 PM
[The reenactors look much better fed than the originals probably looked.

Actually, in this reenactment it was villagers in their villages, vs. British regulars just off of ship in port..., so neither would've been underfed.

LD

mykeal
April 21, 2012, 09:11 PM
In the 1700's, both groups were chronically underfed.

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