Friday, May 1, 2009
An advantage of being a Re enactor is that you get to choose where you die. In a large field with cow patties and or mud everywhere a Re enactor will find the most pristine spot to die. Casualties a non existent in the beginning of the battle even though the two forces are shooting at each other from only about 100 yards. It is when the ammunition charges run out that men begin to fall. I found it interesting that following the troops were "Civil War Angels" women in uniform who would tend to the injured and dying. Note that the red was not found on the actual battle field that day, when I painted the red stripes on the American flag, I could not resist using the red paint elsewhere. When the battle was over, an announcer on a loud speaker announced "resurrect!" and all the dead rose back on to their feet. The audience then cheered.