I took photos at the Las Mariposas Civil Wars Days reenactment again this year. It was a hot and overly bright day, not exactly the best light in which to photograph. Nor was it the best condition to be wearing a woolen uniform in the middle of a battle field. But the cannons were firing, the guns were shooting, and the horses galloping across the field, which made the show worth all the heat and fuss.
Interestingly enough, the two artillery people I spoke with at the event were both women and very proud of their cannons. There were over 500 women who served in the Civil War – that history has recorded. It should come to no one’s surprise that women were just as willing to die for their ideals and their home as men were.
I’ve taken many photos of Mr. Lincoln as portrayed by Wayne Scott as well as several of the Major. They’ve posed at the Gertrude School Friday Portrait group for Yosemite Western Artists. Wayne is an expert on President Lincoln and has toured the country in that role.
History in the Making
Buttercup is the name of the horse pulling this medical wagon.
His tattoo and piercing aren’t exactly appropriate for the time period, but he was too cute not to show off his portrait.
On the Field