They even have shops to sell costumes, jewelry, metal wares, bonnets and lots of other items.
I could picture Roxie in the purple dress!
There were many women and girls dressed in costumes.
The battle was loud, with artillery and cannons firing. I discovered that there were two problems for someone taking photographs of the event. Number one: attendees were facing the sun, and so were the cameras. Number two: a lot of smoke was created by the various guns and cannons, and it blew my way!
They both caused problems in trying to take photographs.
I am posting a few photographs!
See all the smoke!
In this shot you can actually see the yellow fire from the gun muzzle!
The battlefield was often in a smoky haze, and I am sure it was like that in the Civil War long ago.
Below is a slideshow of some of the photographs I took of the battle.
Makes you think about what it was like for our ancestors who fought for one side or the other.