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GCVM 2012 Civil War Re-enactment : Use slide show to view.

GCVM 2012 Civil War Re-enactment

DaveValvo

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Updated: Apr 30, 2014 1:24pm PST

Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment : Includes images from the 2013 Civil War reenactment.

Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment

DNCollanbine

Includes images from the 2013 Civil War reenactment.

Updated: Mar 30, 2014 12:28pm PST

Moorpark 2013 : Moorpark, the largest Civil War reenacting event in Southern California, is always a thriller. The setting on a working farm with the hills surrounding the battlefield is a great location. Dozens of horses and hundreds of Civil War reenactors, history buffs, and battle enthusiasts gather for the annual event rain or shine. This year it was sunny and hot! Unlike other Civil War reenacting events, the one thing that makes this one really special is the night battle. If you're lucky enough to catch the guns exploding or the cannons expoding at just the right time, you will feel the excitement of capturing a great image. I enjoy capturing the faces of the reenactors more than anything else, especially when they don't know they're being photographed. For me it is just a much more natural expression than the ones I get when I ask them to pose for me, although, I do that too! Second favorite thing I love to shoot at these events is the horses. Maybe it's because my grandfather raised thoroughbred horses and was an incredible jockey in Europe, but I just adore the horses. This year did not disappoint and the horses were thrilling. It was a long, tiring, dusty, and dirty weekend for my husband who is in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry, but he wouldn't have it any other way. I enjoy the weekend also and look forward to next year and the excitement that ensues on the Moorpark battlefield! I hope you enjoy the gallery of images and please feel free to leave a comment for any of the photos you like. I appreciate the feedback. Enjoy!

Moorpark 2013

Elizabeth Heath

Moorpark, the largest Civil War reenacting event in Southern Californi ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2014 9:57am PST

It's Cold in Macon :

It's Cold in Macon

GlennGrossman

Updated: Jan 08, 2014 7:38am PST

Tom's Farm Reenactment 2013 : Tom's Farm Civil War reenactment was a first this year. It was a small reenactment as they go, but the battlefield was small so being few in number worked out well.The view across the battlefield was quite lovely with its trees just beginning to turn. The only thing that made this reenactment really tough was the dust. It was everywhere, you know, the kind that's like fine powder and coats everything. It was like Pigpen from Charlie Brown when anyone, human or animal, took a step. Puffs and clouds of dust filled the air and our camp being at the southwest corner got it all! I don't think I've ever been so filthy and my cameras needed a major cleaning when I got home. If there is a Tom's Farm reenactment next year, I hope the organizers will do what they promised to do this year but didn't. . . plant grass!!!

Tom's Farm Reenactment 2013

Elizabeth Heath

Tom's Farm Civil War reenactment was a first this year. It was a small ...

Updated: Oct 21, 2013 9:26pm PST

Soldiers & Sweethearts Ball  2008 : Dance hosted by the 3rd VA Infantry was held on February 16, 2008 in Virginia Beach, Va.

Soldiers & Sweethearts Ball 2008

Bob Mislan

Dance hosted by the 3rd VA Infantry was held on February 16, 2008 in V ...

Updated: Oct 11, 2013 10:33am PST

Huntington Beach Reenactment 2013 : Civil War reenacting is always fun to watch. It's educational, exciting, and fun for the spectators. For the reenactors it is relationships, hard word, and sometimes exhausting as it was at Huntington Beach this year with temperatures and humidity that brought down even the young and strong. Despite that the chance to build encampments, eat food prepared over an open fire, get dirty, leave the razor at home, and generally be a big kid for the weekend is very appealing for my husband. We are part of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry under the Frontier Army of the West. My husband dresses out and participates in the battles, and I am always looking for a great spot with good light and not too many people in the background to capture the action. My goal is to make my images look as authentic as possible which can be tricky with so many people enjoying the activity. For the most part, I think I succeeded. There are a few shots of our group that I wanted despite the crowd in the background, however, turning them to sepia tone helped make the spectators less obvious. I've posted 294 images!!! Yes, I know that's a lot, but do take the time to skim through page by page stopping at the ones that catch your eye. I've included lots of battle scenes, individuals, ladies tea, and camp images. By the way, the ladies of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry put on a fantastic ladies tea every year. If I weren't busy capturing the moments, I would be in there with the rest of the women enjoying scones, finger sandwiches, fresh strawberries, and this year ice cream! If you haven't attended a Civil War reenactment, I encourage you wholeheartedly to come on out and enjoy the experience. They are generally very inexpensive or free and there is something for everyone to enjoy, including the kids. Watch the battles, walk through the camps, talk to the soldiers, and visit the sutlers (shop keepers). You will leave the event feeling as if you've taken part in a little bit of history and you have. As always all the images posted here are available for purchase as web res downloads for $2.99. For prints you would like to purchase, contact me and I'll give you pricing. I'll see you at the next reenactment!

Huntington Beach Reenactment 2013

Elizabeth Heath

Civil War reenacting is always fun to watch. It's educational, excitin ...

Updated: Sep 16, 2013 12:31pm PST

Huntington Beach 2013 :

Huntington Beach 2013

Elizabeth Heath

Updated: Sep 15, 2013 4:11pm PST

Civil War Re-enactment 2010 : Civil War Re-enactment & Encampment at Hamlin Beach State Park 2010

Civil War Re-enactment 2010

Paul Miller

Civil War Re-enactment & Encampment at Hamlin Beach State Park 2010

Updated: Sep 02, 2013 5:09am PST

Historic Fort Snelling - Civil War Weekend 2012 : Civil War demonstrations at Historic Fort Snelling St. Paul, Minnesota.
http://www.historicfortsnelling.org/events-programs/civil-war-weekend-minnesota-1862

Historic Fort Snelling - Civil War We...

Nick Lawrence

Civil War demonstrations at Historic Fort Snelling St. Paul, Minnesota ...

Updated: Jul 10, 2013 10:49pm PST