Angelica NY, Civil War Reenactment

On September 27-29th a Civil War reenactment was held in Angelica NY.  This was a pretty large event with many tents and camps to visit and included several battles throughout the weekend.  Artillery fire and infantry rounds sent echoes of days gone by through the encampment and the village.  With a thunderous boom you could feel the ground shake as the canons from the Union and Confederate Artillery units exchanged fire from across the open field.  The Union Calvary and Infantry had their hands full with the heavy advance of the Rebel forces and were driven back during the final battle on Saturday afternoon.  The reenactment gave on-lookers a sense of what it would be like to be engaged in a Civil War era skirmish including the sound of the bone-chilling Rebel Yell.  I had the opportunity to speak with several of the reenactors from both sides who were all very passionate about their roles in bringing this experience to the crowd of excited spectators in as realistic a fashion as possible.  VERY WELL DONE!!  Thank you to all who give their time to make sure that this time period and the people involved in it are not forgotten.  It is important that we learn from history and the sacrifices and suffering of those who came before us.  See the gallery for more images...    

Union Calvary do their best to hold back the advancing Rebels.

Union Calvary do their best to hold back the advancing Rebels.

Confederate Artillery Battery.

Confederate Artillery Battery.

Union Camp.

Union Camp.