Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Civil War Battle Of Middle Creek

Anyone who knows us personally, knows that we love anything to do with History. Our favorite is probably the Civil War. Not only do Richard and I love it, but the boys do too. Hunter is so fascinated with it and has been wanting to go to a reenactment for a long time. So a few weeks ago we had a little family outing. Andrew wasn't with us because he had a Beagle Trial Meet that same day. So it was just me, Richard and Hunter.

This is the Battle Of Middle Creek, this is the actual battlefield and it is located about 45 minutes from the house. Once a year that recreate the battle. I don't have the photos in any certain order so I will try to explain them as I go...

Just a few soldiers getting ready...
















This is the main part of the battlefield, Hunter is in there somewhere!















The picture says it all...."Lord Lest we forget Keep our hands doing your work"















Here are some quilts that were in the main tent, I just love the red and white one, I would love to make one like that.


Richard snapped this photo of me talking to some of the ladies about the quilts!
A few of the tents...
Some of the officers and soldiers taking a photo with Hunter, he is in the very center.
Hunter standing by the tree...
Richard and Hunter. These cannons were soooooo loud. When the battle actually started, they would jar your chest when they shot the cannons.
Hunter with a few more of the nice people...
I must say, we had a wonderful time and Hunter will never forget it. I've never been to a place were everyone was soooooo nice! Giggle, it must have been because they were doing it because they loved History and not because it was a job! :)

6 comments:

Amelia said...

I bet Hunter really enjoyed this...I would have...beautiful quilts too!

Enjoy the day.

The Calico Cat said...

We love CW too & are lucky enough to live right in the thick of it. Just need to find more time to explore it.

Guðrún said...

Did you hear the cannon?

Michelle said...

What fun you must have had. I loved seeing the pictures.

vtquilter said...

That looks like fun. Love the quilts. I'm sure you'll have one like the red/white one turned out by the end of the year!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing I loved the photo's .