1 year ago
Unfortunately I sat on the wrong side of the field and didn't get many shots of the Union soldiers. They stayed safely on the hill. Still, it was great to be able watch the reenactment and talk with the actors after. They were all very passionate about the details: where each regiment was placed, who abandoned who, what the soldiers ate, where they slept, how they got paid. There were zero divisive flags for sale and no rallies or political statements. Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address, and Generals Grant and Lee acted out the surrender at Appomatix. Overall, I'd say the reenactment was well done and very educational. I only wish their had been more diversity among the actors, but I was told that the few people of color that sometimes come out were busy this weekend, which is a loss for those of us who could have learned from their stories as well.
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