Wednesday, September 7, 2011
They dress in actual period clothes, have real guns, flags and speak like they are from that time long ago.
It is very loud and the men (and sometimes women) would get shot and fall down, they would move forward and back depending on who had the upper hand at the time.
To be honest, I didn't hang around to hear his speech. But, I happened to be walking towards him and he was more then happy to stop and let me take his picture. He didn't say a word to me though. He just nodded his head when I thanked him.
Perhaps his mind was on the war and his upcoming speech.
As I was walking by this one, I felt like I was watching what it would have really been like back then.
Also, when the men were allowed to have their wife and children come to visit them.
Like these two ladies just sitting in camp talking to each other. For some reason it seemed more real to me. Almost as if I had stumbled upon a camp that I should not have been walking through.
The women were so greatly needed that they were paid very well. In fact they got paid almost as much as the officers. It was back breaking work but because it was paid so well, many women sought after jobs like this.
Also, many women wanted to take up arms and fight along side the men. This of course, was not legal. However, some women cut their hair and put the uniforms on and gave a male name. No one was asking questions because every body they could get they needed. So, several women died and several women helped both sides fight in the Civil War.
I love to learn about history and US History is something I really love. Funny because in High School I hated it more then any other subject.
What about you? Do you enjoy learning about the history of your country?