Reenactment Soldiers

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© Regenia Brabham
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UploadedJune 5, 2011
TakenOctober 7, 2006
ModelCanon EOS 20D
Exposure1/125 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length92 mm
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I promised a few civil war reenactment photos and here is the first. I took this at Andersonville, Georgia. They do a big reenactment every year. Andersonville was the site of one of the worst civil war prisons. The death toll was enourmous. Such a sad sad place.

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25 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Beautiful realism!! You've really captured their fatigue and tension here. Can you imagine wearing that stifling hot wool in South Georgia?? Yikes

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (5 Jun 2011):

    You are right Donald. Lately, we have had temps in the 100s. That is not counting the heat index and humidity. What happened to spring?

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (5 Jun 2011):


  • Iztok Urh

    Iztok Urh gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Nice capture!!

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Yeah ... looks so real ... thanks for sharing

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    This is a great image, Regenia.... I went to one of those re-enactments in our town some years back ...It really brings the history to you with their good acting skills... The temperatures in the high heat index with humidity...Acting here no doubt became a part of realism wearing those hot uniforms!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    What a wonderful way of bringing history to life, but it sounds daunting in such heat. Terrific image!!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Great capture, Regenia! Reenatctments are a wonderful way to teach history, and have fun at the same time.

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    this is a lovely candid catch

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Great shot of the reenactors, Regenia. These are the people for which Dave crafts the muzzleloaders.....although his are more from the French-Indian War effort. It was a horrible war. We used to be reenactors and it was quite an educational venture. I lost two cousins at Andersonville from starvation. Dave lost a grandfather, Pellatiah Perkins, at Andersonville. He is buried in the little cemetery just a short walk up the road from us. What a great photo of the uniforms, accessories, etc., they young men and boys wore....and under some of the most inclement weather conditions. Very beautifully captured, Regenia!!!!

  • Adriana Castellanos

    Adriana Castellanos said (5 Jun 2011):

    exellent capture regenia!!!! i love it

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    I guess that reenactments are educationally helpful in making history come to life, but wouldn't it be even better if we could stop all wars and the tragic loss of life?

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (5 Jun 2011):

    Amen Nancy!!! I so agree!!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic photo from the reenatment!!! I agree about the wool uniforms!!! I also agree totally with what Nancy Richard said!!!!!!!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    You know I love this!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (5 Jun 2011):


  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (5 Jun 2011):

    Actors help a great deal for us to understand history better, a great capture of them in action Regenia.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    A great capture, Regenia!! I bow to Nancy's sentiment!!

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham said (6 Jun 2011):

    Kin of mine was captured and sent to Andersonville. He survived there until he was released at the end of the war. He made his way to Memphis to a ship that was transporting soldiers back North. The ship exploded and killed most onboard. I found no record of where his body wound up.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    Great narrative and it's so good there keeping history alive in these reenactments!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    great capture and great photo Regenia!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (6 Jun 2011):

    So realistic. I feel the sadness and loss. Excellent work, my friend.

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (9 Jun 2011):

    This series is amazingly filmic!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    well-captured series---Why the grass is so much greener over a Civil War battlefield.

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