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#4488051 - 08/31/19 02:01 PM Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island  
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It seems American Civil War reenactments are becoming less and less common. Always a niche pastime, the participants are getting older and the younger generation has less interest in such things. Like the history they portray, I suspect they will eventually fade away.
This event took place at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island on August 24, 2019.

The Confederate encampment:
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The Northern troops:
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Taunting the enemy:
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Seems I'm always shooting into the sun...
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#4488053 - 08/31/19 02:10 PM Re: Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island [Re: Docjonel]  
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Again, I was shooting into the sun, grrrr.


Firing on the Rebs.
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Union artillery:

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Mobility was the key to the Northern victory that day.

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He suspects something is not right....
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As it would have looked 150 years ago:

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#4488529 - 09/05/19 06:36 PM Re: Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island [Re: Docjonel]  
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Ah yes, all of those ACW battles that were fought in Rhode Island! wink



You are absolutely correct that the reenactments are slowly fading away. History in general just isn't that important to younger generations.


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#4493717 - 10/20/19 03:03 AM Re: Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island [Re: Docjonel]  
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Great photos, thanks for sharing Docjonel. Even though its a re-enactment just the men lying on the ground stirs me. What was the tone like from your experienced? I imagine everyone's there to enjoy one another and to celebrate history but I imagine when its time to portray the battles everyone conducts themselves with integrity and purpose. I'd also love to visit the camps when everyone is relaxing and playing music and cooking. Probably a great atmosphere. I wonder if the Union drummer is a free mason and would a soldier advertise that affiliation? Even in the Union Army wasn't there a certain degree of non-uniformity in apparel and unit markings, flags and such? I just wonder if that patch is his own personal touch or if he's actually representing something seen in old photos or known about in unit culture at the time.

#4493824 - 10/20/19 08:42 PM Re: Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island [Re: Docjonel]  
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Missed this when it was originally posted... the second shot, with the boy - is somehow brilliant. Also the old confederate guy is a really good catch in that expression.

Thanks for sharing.

#4496002 - 11/04/19 07:53 PM Re: Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island [Re: Docjonel]  
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Went to a couple Revolution re-enactments back in the 90's when I lived in Coventry R.I.and caught a huge Civil war one at Gettysburg That's where the second wife took me for a honeymoon..She's history but i visit there once a year Great Pictures


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#4496003 - 11/04/19 07:55 PM Re: Civil War Reenactment Fort Adams, Newport, Rhode Island [Re: Docjonel]  
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Gettysburg is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit. I've been to the battle sites for Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg though. That was a great experience.


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