Tuesday, November 10, 2015
2015 Civil War Re-Enactment at California Lutheran University
On Saturday, Laurie and I escorted grandson Jacob to California Lutheran University for the 15th Annual Moorpark Rotary Club's Civil War Re-enactment.
Those are indeed the two sides
They would engage in three battles on Saturday and two more on Sunday.
Jacob's Dad, Michael, fights
in the Union Army
He has been involved in several of these re-enactments thanks to the urging of long time C.W. re-enactor and Newbury Park football coach George Hurley.
Does Michael know about this?
After all, he would be sleeping in a tent at the site awaiting
Isn't that General U.S. Grant?
Time to assemble
Saluting and the cigar was not injured
Start breaking camp . . .
. . . the Rebs are coming!
Marching into battle
Interesting uniform and mustache
That HAS to be General Robert E. Lee!
you can't help Daddy this time
Better than Goat Leggings
The Union Cavalry . . .
. . . would face the South's artillery
Moving a Union cannon into position
A good mortar can do damage too
Union forces getting in position
Relax a bit, the Rebs aren't here yet
Rebs tend to live in the suburbs
This ambulance wagon will be
put to the test today
A horse just itching for a fight!
Michael facing the enemy . . .
. . . LOTS of enemy!
That flag is stretching the boundaries
of political correctness!
The Volley Back . . .
. . . depleted the Rebel ranks
Down goes the Flag Bearer . . .
Michael saves the Flag!
It was a tough day for the Union as they lost this battle but I think that in the long run the North will win the war.
A Rebel Cavalry Man
Union survivors returning to camp
Michael with the Flag
General Grant assessing the damage
Country Folk caught up in the action
"Daddy, YOU'RE ALIVE!!!"
It was a good day today
Michael in his 1860s leisure clothes
Jacob and the Flag of the Republic
These re-enactments are always entertaining and lots of fun when a loved one is in the fight.