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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Battle of Buchanan I

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The cannon is fired at Union Troops as General Lee watches. Here's how it went down:

"Confederate General McCausland and his confederate troops fighting to delay Union General Hunters fiery Raid of the Valley. As Hunter’s troops ford the river upstream, McCausland troops hold their ground. As the Buchanan Turnpike Bridge burns destroying approximately thirty homes and businesses, troops blast the mountainside blocking passage along the ridge road leading from Buchanan to Liberty."

For more info on the battle, Click Here

Linking with Rubbish Tuesday and Our World Tuesday

32 comments:

  1. I want to go watch one of those.

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  2. these re enactments are quite amazing, we've watched a show of medieval knights charging one another with spears as long as boats-hard to think that people actually lived all of this.

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  3. ...feels like stepping back in time. Super shot, Tanya!

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  4. One of the professors at VMI told me of a grave up on the mountain, it was a big secret as to it's location but he had seen it and wouldn't tell where it was. The reason for the secret was that it was marked by the cavalryman's sword that was stuck in the ground. It was still there 30 some years ago though very rusted and hard to see unless you knew where it was, he wouldn't tell me the location and I guess someone may know but it must still be a secret or we would know.

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    1. oh wow, that is so neat! i wonder if it is still there?

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    2. There is no way of knowing but it was not easy to see from what he told me so who knows they may have even done something to hide it. That is some rough ground all through there and lots of it so I suspect it is there.

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  5. That's a great shot. Thanks for sharing the info.

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  6. Great shot - it must be so exciting to see this.

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  7. Terrific photo, Tanya. I love the smoke and the flag fluttering slightly in the wind. General Lee certainly looks like himself in profile. Thanks for sharing it. Bonny

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  8. Open air theater and history lesson...always enjoyed. Great photo.

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  9. i love the old flag ... neat history. smoky & all. ( :

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  10. I love this! I went to Fredericksburg 14 years ago but we must have missed the best part, it wasn't anywhere near as good as this! Hope you have more coming!

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  11. I think this has to be my favourite shot from today so far Tanya.. you've captured so much atmosphere I can almost feel the early morning chill.

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  12. Hopefully they didn't burn and destroy any bridges or homes this time.

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  13. It's interesting how war can become part of the Zeitgeist and culture after so many years. I just did a post about an abandoned village, lost after the war in these regions. That's a really great image!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  14. I have seen a few reenactments; always enjoy watching them. The south is rich in Civil War trails, especially in the area that you live. The north has its interesting Cilil War places too,me.g. Gettysburg. My husband and I have discussed going there someday. I am hoping that day will be some day soon.

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  15. An excellent shot, Tanya! I'd like to see one of these re-enactments.

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  16. It looks so exciting. I would love to take my grandkids to something like this!

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  17. Love reinactments. This is a really good shot with the smoke. It's interesting to read about what happened during the battle. Thanks for linking up.

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  18. There are no Civil War re-enactments in Connecticut, but I have marked my calendar for a Revolutionary War re-enactment later in the month.

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  19. Cool picture! I've been to several of these events. I particularly like touring the "camps" before the battle and seeing the costumes.
    (A variety of my reenactment pictures can be viewed using this search string: http://webcroft.blogspot.com/search?q=reenactment)

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  20. I'll bet these are wonderful to watch.

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  21. You captured this scene very well. I have been to reenactments like these and they are always interesting!

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  22. I like these reenactments as long as the people don't take themselves too too seriously! :)

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  23. Great shot, love all the gun smoke... very atmospheric!

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  24. I would love to have been there. You got a great photo.

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  25. This is an excellent image, Tanya. Red cap and highlights on the foreground soldier, and red in the flag, and smoke obscuring the horseman in the background. All sorts of visual interest.

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  26. Wow, an awesome capture! Love keeping history alive:)

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