Monday, October 23, 2006

Cedar Creek weekend

This past weekend was the reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek which happened on October 20, 1864 between Winchester and Middletown, VA. The countryside was gorgeous and it was the largest event that I'd been to so far, with over 5300 reenactors, not to mention the civilians and support people, and there were definitely more horses than I'd seen before at an event.

This was a mostly cavalry battle in 1864, and our Unit is the 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion so it was perfect for our portrayal. We had a huge turn out and everyone enjoyed themselves, despite the cold temperatures in the tents at night. We enjoyed eachother's company and the jokes of our Unit commander around the campfire, and generally renewed our friendships as well as doing the living history aspect of our hobby.
I was very proud to introduce my daughter Jennifer to the unit as well, she was able to join us on Sunday for a day of battle watching and shopping at the sutler's shoppes as well as a delicious lunch together. As with everyone, the unit welcomed her with open arms.

2 comments:

Liz said...

Aww, you both look lovely! I'm so glad you had a nice weekend.

Hope to talk to you soon!

Olgajazzy said...

Vicki, has been a while, just been running crazy, but most important news now that we moved and now we live in Alexandria, VA =) SO may be I will see you one of the days =)
Hugs, Olga