Springville Civil War Event

Yesterday Company A Engineers attended a Civil War Camp in Springville, New York as part of the WNY Dairy and Agricultural Festival.  There were many events throughout the day which included a parade, games and rides and a Civil War camp.  There was a blacksmith and Company A demonstrated  loading and firing the Enfield rifle and the art of map-making.  There was a short memorial service followed by a 21 gun salute.  Re-enactors were camped throughout the main town circle.  The BBQ chicken was especially delicious as well!  See the "Springville Civil War Event" gallery for more images of the day's events.

Harnessing the power of the sun to make a map.  The first ever Xerox machine.

Harnessing the power of the sun to make a map.  The first ever Xerox machine.

21 gun salute.  

21 gun salute.

 

Fiddle and Banjo during some down time.  

Fiddle and Banjo during some down time.

 

My attempt at a "wet plate" image.

My attempt at a "wet plate" image.