Battle of Pleasant Hill Part 2

After a delicious lunch from my awesome little Dutch oven we went to go watch the Saturday battle.

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The Union Calvary were the first out on the battlefield.

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The horses were all excited about what was to take place!

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Next some Confederates came out and walked along the edge of the woods on the opposite side of the battlefield. They were the first Confederate Infantry to engage the Union soldiers.

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The Confederate Artillery began priming the cannons for the engagement.

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FIRE!

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Out come the brave Confederates.

 

I wasn’t able to take many photos of the battle on Saturday. I left to go take some pain medicine for my migraine and then got stuck in camp.

 

Later on that evening one of the ladies made a yummy beef stew for dinner. It was delicious!

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After the yummy dinner we all got ready to go to the dance. My migraine was still there so I danced two dances then came back to camp to change into modern clothes and visit with everyone.

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One of the men made an amazing fire to keep everyone all warm during our very late night talk. I didn’t go to bed until 1 that morning! By 10 o’clock that night my migraine finally left me and I was able to actually enjoy myself for once that day. It was nice to sit by the campfire and talk and laugh late into the night with dear friends!

One of the things I love about reenacting is getting to be able to see those I don’t get to see often. It’s so nice to be able to see dear old friends and go from camp to camp and visit as much as one wants. Late night campfire talks can be seen all throughout the camp sites at events. You can hear people singing, laughing, and talking all through the night. It’s such a peaceful and welcoming sound to hear.

 

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