Medina Civil War Encampment

The first Civil War encampment of the season was in Medina, New York.  

The weekend was filled with constant rain and cold temperatures but these conditions did not dampen the spirits of the re-enactors or the visitors to the camp.  

Events included a parade through downtown Medina to a cemetery a mile away for dedication ceremonies with President Lincoln, breakfast with Generals Grant and Lee, demonstrations on camp life, two battles including artillery batteries, cavalry, and infantry, and Civil War era medicine including a wounded soldier's leg amputation.  There was hot food provided by the GCC college staff and food vendors.  

It was a tough first-outing of the season but much fun was had by all.  

Please visit the gallery "Medina Reenactment 2014" to view images of the event.  

Parade through downtown on the way to the cemetery.

Parade through downtown on the way to the cemetery.

US Engineers Company A

US Engineers Company A

Taps.

Taps.

Digging in.  Preparing the trench.

Digging in.  Preparing the trench.

Union artillery.

Union artillery.

Repel the Rebels at all cost.

Repel the Rebels at all cost.

Casualties.

Casualties.

We can't save the leg.

We can't save the leg.