Monday, August 04, 2008

5th Annual Tinker Civil War Days

Civil War days was a hit again this year as reenactors gathered to the encampments and battle field.

Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum kicked off the event Friday evening with a concert on the lawn sponsored by the Don W. Cook Senior Center in Henrietta

On Saturday morning civilian and military camps opened to the public


Cub Scout pack 332 sold refreshments to visitors.

Gordon Skinner, author of "Wounded at Gettysburg" set up a table to sell his book. The book documents the story of his Great Uncle, William H. Skinner Jr., through 44 letters written during his time in the war. The book can be purchased here.




Madison Light Artillery


Rebel soldiers show their pride

Bill Huther of the 14th Brooklyn

The Union soldiers line up for battle...


...as do the Confederates.

Off to battle


Berdan's Sharpshooters take aim

The wounded were taken into the barn where they met with a Civil War era surgeon.

Dr. Spencer Annabel of the 86th New York tells the crowd about common surgical practices and medicines used during the Civil War

Not all soldiers survived the battle

Saturday night's Blue and Gray ball featured music by City Fiddle. The crowd couldn't resist dancing along to the music.

The dancing went late into the night

Sunday morning in the camps

Thank you to all the soldiers, civilians, and sutlers who made this event possible. Thank you to Bob Hodge and John Dudley for their pictures.

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