Last Sunday I went to Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio, for its annual Civil War reenactment weekend. This was my third year to see this particular event. The weather was gorgeous and I was able to see President Lincoln give an address, hear the camp chase fifes and drums, walk through the camps, hear a few reenactors talk about army life, tour a small flower garden, and watch the reenactment of The Battle of Port Republic.
I will be honest that I was a touch worried that something would happen, given that the day before was Charlottesville. But I was greatly relieved and happy that nothing happened; everyone seemed to be enjoying the day by learning and chatting with reenactors from both sides, learning about our country’s history.
Here are some photos that I took, with my Nikon s9600. (I would love to find a p&s with a better zoom than what I have, but it will have to wait for probably another year.)
A few months ago (yikes – yeah, I was really bad with sharing these in a timely manner) I took my dog on a walk at our nearby park. It was a lovely autumn morning, soon after the swimming season ended. I took these photos during our walk. I’m especially happy with the heron’s reflection, considering I was quite a distance away from it and only using a point-and-shoot.
Yesterday my dad and I checked out the “Battle for Brimfield” event in Brimfield OH. It was a very small Civil War reenacting event, as it was the first time for this event to be held at its location, but we still very much enjoyed it.
When we got there, we walked around the grounds to see the tents, and then we listened to a Union soldier talk about the daily life of a soldier. At 11am we watched a skirmish demonstration, as the larger battle would be in the afternoon. Afterwards, we talked with some reenactors of the 27th Virginia Co. G “Shriver Grays” and I got some contact information since I may be interested in participating as a civilian, which is something I’ve been considering and may finally do.
We had a good time, and I hope that the event returns to Brimfield next year and grows!
This event was located in Brimfield OH, on State Route 43, just south of I-76 (you can see the freeway from the fields where we were). It was on the big field behind the McDonald’s and Speedway.
To read about the 27th Virginia, Co. G “Shriver Grays” group, click here to go to their website.
The event schedule, click here.
To see Brimfield’s Chamber of Commerce article, click here.
Oh. And you probably want pictures… so, here you go! (Also, I love that slideshows now exist on WP [did this option exist before?] to help keep this post from looking too too long haha)