Monday, April 20, 2009

Unfurling Old Glory



Union troops in Sunday's Battle of Selma Reenactment unfurl Old Glory prior to engagement. While the rifle shots, cannon blasts and burning of the businesses bring "shock and awe," I enjoy visiting the camps beforehand to get a sense of the anticipation. The reenactment debuted in 1987, and in a few more years, Selma will recognize the 150th anniversary of one of the last battles of the American Civil War.

See more photos at Selma NOW.

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

My grandchildren in my blog today were there yesterday...They filled my ears with talk of guns, cannons, horses all the above.
Love It!

Antjas said...

Hope you have a chance to visit my weekend pictures of our "American Revolution" reenactment. I didn't realize another important battle occurred on the same weekend.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

When Southerners watch such reenactments do old feelings against the Union reemerge? I ask because just this year the Province of Quebec canceled a reenactment of a battle the British won because so many Quebeckers resented being reminded of the loss.

Rambling Round said...

Antjas, we were wondering if there were such things as Revolutionary War reenactments! You really took some stunning photos.

EG Tour Guide, I haven't ever noticed any anti-Union animosity, other than perhaps in jest! Mostly, this battle and all the events surrounding it are about history and cultural education. Thanks for asking.