Here are some pics from a recent event just north of Las Cruces, NM - Ft. Selden Frontier Days. It is held on the ruins of an old west fort (from 1865-1890). The adobe walls are still there, albeit quite crumbled.
First and foremost, to share a bit of what we do in our lives with family and friends regarding our hobby of living history in the Civil War. We do this to educate others and ourselves regarding those who sacrificed in this critical piece of American history. We also do this to hang out as a family and have fun!
Secondly, this site is a good place to show off what we do. They are just cool pics, and I like to share them if I can with family and friends - from my perspective.
Lastly, this is a good place to show off my civil war impression...it is just cool stuff!!
Here is a great quote by General John B. Gordon, CSA that really sums up my general view on those who fought in the War Between the States -
"For the future glory of this Republic, it is absolutely immaterial whether on this battlefield or that the Blue or the Gray won a great victory, for, thanks be to God, every victory won in that War by either side was a monument to American valor." February 7, 1901
From Champion Hill, MS
At the end of a brutal battle at the base of Champion Hill, about 15 miles east of Vicksburg, MS, with no apparent change in military gain, an Illinois soldier noted while roaming the field, "There they lay, the blue and the gray intermingled; the same rich, young American blood flowing out in little rivulets of crimson; each thinking he was right."