Mumford Civil War Re-enactment 2015

Had the pleasure of participating in the Civil War re-enactment in Genesee Country Village in Mumford, New York.  This was one of the largest battle re-enactments Noah and I have been involved with to date, with several hundred soldiers taking the field.  There were mounted Confederate Calvary as well as artillery and fortified earthworks and field obstacles.  Besides two battles daily, there is also a living history component and camps for both sides spread throughout the historic village all of which are open to the public.

The earthworks were constructed earlier in the week by members of the Company A Engineers, who were also responsible for clearing brush during the battle to allow the Union Infantry through to attack the Confederate line.  What a thrill it was to watch the Engineers attack the Rebel position armed with axes and shovels! 

What a great event!  This was an excellent opportunity to be transported back to the 19th century and to experience what life and combat were like during that time period.  Anyone want a pickle-on-a-stick for a dollar? 

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Here come The Engineers!

Here come The Engineers!

Clearing the brush field obstacle so that the Union infantry can attack the Rebel position behind the earthworks.

Clearing the brush field obstacle so that the Union infantry can attack the Rebel position behind the earthworks.

Discussing the fine points of the bayonet attack.

Discussing the fine points of the bayonet attack.

Explaining the damage rendered by the weapon during its withdrawal from the enemy's guts.  The look on the lady's face says it all!

Explaining the damage rendered by the weapon during its withdrawal from the enemy's guts.  The look on the lady's face says it all!

Union camp in the village

Union camp in the village

Rebel camp in the village

Rebel camp in the village

Company A US Engineer Battalion

Company A US Engineer Battalion

Pickle-on-a-stick for a dollar.

Pickle-on-a-stick for a dollar.