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Wasioja Civil War Day June 25 2011 : This gallery contains all of the raw unedited photos.  I will be adding a second gallery of edited photos soon.

Wasioja Civil War Day June 25 2011

Jeff Black

This gallery contains all of the raw unedited photos. I will be addin ...

Updated: Jun 25, 2011 7:39pm PST

GCVM 2010 Civil War Re-enactment :

GCVM 2010 Civil War Re-enactment

DaveValvo

Updated: Jun 03, 2011 2:08pm PST

GCVM  Miscellanious :

GCVM Miscellanious

DaveValvo

Updated: Mar 23, 2011 8:48pm PST

Faces from the Battle of Sacramento 2010 : This is from my trip to the battle of sacramento and my stay at the Foxridge Bed and Breakfast

Faces from the Battle of Sacramento 2010

Tony Austin (rainfeather)

This is from my trip to the battle of sacramento and my stay at the Fo ...

Updated: Feb 06, 2011 12:15pm PST

Battle of Athens State Historic Park, MO (1-3-11) : Today's Athens, Missouri is nothing more than a loosely clustered mix of farms and riverfront homes, with nothing but a small, virtually unknown, state park bearing its name to draw anyone's Attention to it on a map.  At the outbreak of the Civil War the town was a bit larger and was a fairly important town in the region.  A small but growing town in 1861, Athens was home to a large grist mill and the only ferry to allow passage across the Des Moines River for quite a distance in either direction.  Like the rest of Missouri, loyalties at the outbreak of war were sharply divided and it became a target for Union loyalists in neighboring Iowa.  Seeking to suppress southern sympathies in the region and gain control of the ferry, which provided the most direct line of supply from nearby Keokuk, a small band of some 500 local militia under command of Colonel David Moore moved in and occupied the town on  July 22, 1861.

A secessionist force of around 2,000 had already been assembled under Colonel Martin Green and soon moved out to dislodge the Yankees from Missouri.  They arrived on the outskirts of Athens on August 4, 1861 with three cannon.  The federals were surrounded in the town on three sides with the Des Moines River to their backs.  The attack came with first light on the 5th.  Though outnumbered nearly 4 to 1, the federal militia managed to repel the two hour rebel attack, largely due to their superiority in firearms.  The federals held the town and, as such, northeastern Missouri remained in Union hands for the entirety of the Civil War.

Today, a small Historic State Park preserves the surviving buildings that existed at the time of the battle.  This park is much different from more well-known parks farther east.  A small room at the main office holds a few artifacts and important info on the battle and the only other displays to be found are at the Thome-Benning, or Cannonball House, which still bears a large scar from the battle.  Aside from this the grounds are open and quiet, at least when I visited, which contrasts pleasantly with larger, busier battlefields.  Here's the tour...

Battle of Athens State Historic Park,...

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

Today's Athens, Missouri is nothing more than a loosely clustered mix ...

Updated: Jan 03, 2011 8:47pm PST

Liendo Plantation 2010 :

Liendo Plantation 2010

ericmiller

Updated: Dec 29, 2010 2:27pm PST

Battle of Sacramento 2009 : Some pictures from the Reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento, in Sacramento Kentucky

Battle of Sacramento 2009

Tony Austin (rainfeather)

Some pictures from the Reenactment of the Battle of Sacramento, in Sac ...

Updated: Jun 06, 2010 11:13am PST

Battle Of Fort Steilacom 2010 :

Battle Of Fort Steilacom 2010

Chris Yetter

Updated: May 22, 2010 9:30pm PST

Civil War Days. Naperville, Il May16,2010 : More Photos to come

Civil War Days. Naperville, Il May16,...

CasualImagesByTheresa

More Photos to come

Updated: May 21, 2010 2:06pm PST

Rockford Reenactment 2010 : Rockford, NC  March 2010
Pricing by private treaty only!

Rockford Reenactment 2010

Blue Zombie Photography

Rockford, NC March 2010 Pricing by private treaty only!

Updated: Apr 06, 2010 7:42pm PST