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Confederate Infantry

 

30 minutes before World War 2 it was 1865 and the American Civil War was at it most fierce. The Confederate Army, clad in the traditional Grey and also the makeshift Butternut uniforms of the later years, stand in line to fire at the approaching Union Army.

 

As the battle progressed the Union soldiers were forced back to make a last stand as the Confederates closed in to finish the action.

 

Union Soldiers

 

 

The American Civil War Society putting on a spirited display at the Sheffield Fayre last weekend.

Confederate Infantry

 

30 minutes before World War 2 it was 1865 and the American Civil War was at it most fierce. The Confederate Army, clad in the traditional Grey and also the makeshift Butternut uniforms of the later years, stand in line to fire at the approaching Union Army.

 

As the battle progressed the Union soldiers were forced back to make a last stand as the Confederates closed in to finish the action.

 

Union Soldiers

 

 

The American Civil War Society putting on a spirited display at the Sheffield Fayre last weekend.

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 3 Sep 2010, 06:36
These reenactments to this day still blow my mind, Les. What a war to reenact! Did I ever tell you my paternal grandfather served in this Civil War??! Yes, that's almost impossible but it's true.
Les Auld: When done en-masse they certainly project part of the atmosphere of battle. I have read a lot about the ACW and it must of been pretty grim for the troops back then. (and you don't look old enough for your grandfather to have been in the war smile )
You got plenty of wars for your money Les!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2010, 08:04
These look very much like the real thing Les - lovely images
Les Auld: They certainly put the effort in Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Sep 2010, 09:36
No wonder the Yankees won from the Confederates. The southern states clearly aimed to miss, while with the union guys (and gals), at least some are aiming low enough.
Great pictures again.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
Both caught at just the right time for the smoke Les.
Les Auld: The joy of burst mode Brian, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2010, 23:26
Lovely pair of pictures. This must have been a truly wonderful re-enactment event. So much to see, and so many people involved too.
Les Auld: I was certainly not short of phot opportunities Ellie, thanks for the comment.

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