Fort Necessity Encampment

July 3, 1754, It’s hot, muggy, and raining on and off. You’re a British soldier entrenched at a fort made out of necessity located in the middle of a great meadow surrounded by trees and French and Indian soldiers. Little do you know the impending skirmish will be the beginning of a World War which will lead to the removal of the French from the colonies and set the direction for the American Revolution. But today you are only concerned with the sounds of the musket balls flying by your ears. The battle will continue throughout the day until about 8pm when the French requested the surrender of the British. At about midnight Colonel George Washington signed the surrender.

Today I’m sharing some of the photos I took at the encampment over the Memorial Day Weekend. I hope you enjoy them.

For more information check out the National Park Service website for Fort Necessity.

365 – 151 Watching the Streets

Today’s photo comes from the civil war reenactment at Old Bedford Village.  If you haven’t noticed I really like the reenactments.  This gentleman was watching the streets in town while guarding over the local jail house.

The intense look on his face just really caught my eye and the decision to go black and white was simple.

Hope you enjoy.  And tomorrow I will be attending an old western reenactment, so get ready for some cowboys.

Watching

365 – 150 Civil War Operation

Todays photo comes from the Civil War reenactment that I attended at Old Bedford Village this past weekend.  After the battle many of the soldiers lay wounded, dying, or dead on the field.  This photo shows a Doctor working hard to help an unlucky solider that was wounded when he was shot through the cheek during the battle.

One of my favorite parts of these reenactments is learning about how things took place, how the soldiers lived, ate, and fought side by side.  And this reenactment depicted a great deal of the day-to-day lives of the soldiers before and after the battle, including surgery for the wounded and how they were cared for after surgery.

Operation

 

Old Bedford Village – French & Indian War Reenactment

Here are a few of the shots that I took on my trip to Old Bedford Village on Sunday.  They were having a reenactment and living history program on the French & Indian War.  The weather wasn’t the greatest but I managed to have a good time and come away with some photos.

Hope you Enjoy!

3 Pounder 3 Shots A Stroll Through Camp French Battle From the Muzzle Old Bedford Reflection

Headed to Old Bedford Village

Tomorrow I will head to Old Bedford village to photo graph the French and Indian War reenactment.  Been looking forward to this one since I was there for the old west show.  Hoping the weather holds out and I’ll post some photos of the reenactment.

Here is a couple of shots from the Old West Show:

Running From the Law Shot Down Taking a Walk The Getaway The Robbing of the Coach Waiting