Friday, May 1, 2009

The Fallen


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.

4 comments:

winged unicorn said...

i was a reenactor for 20 years...
but not all reenactors actually recreate battles. some attempt, for a time, to live in the old ways.

winged unicorn said...

i notice you frequent many of the same places i do: winter park, valencia, hosmer-morse,literary places.

saw the video interview [darlyn finch emailed it to me] and you stated that people need to spend more time outside, less at their computers. perhaps you'd be interested in observing the subcultures of bicyclists? besides assorted group rides around orlando, there will be a charity ride may 16,17, over 1500 riders going from bok tower to the caribe royale and back the next day [MS150] the starts and finishes are stunning, moving.

if you're interested email me at wingedunicorn0205@hotmail.com

Ellis Nadler said...

what? no fake blood?!

Thor said...

I am thinking paintball muskets would be the way to go.