Civil War Reenactment - Columbus, OH - 2014

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All images taken with Olympus OMD EM5 and one of these various lenses:
Olympus 12-50/3.5-6.3, 45/1.8, 40-150/4-5.6

I rebuilt this here from a blog I did on this, so if the formatting is a little jacked up, I apologize.

The Ohio History Center was the location of a US Civil War reenactment this June at the Ohio Village area.

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More Cavalry - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

The village was sectioned off into 2 camps, one for those representing the Union soldiers and the other section housed the Confederate soldiers.

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Confederate Skirmish Line - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

As with most of the reenactment events, most of the day, you wander about the grounds and learn from the reenactors there about the time period and the lives the soldiers led.

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A Boy From Town - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Union Officer - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

Specific times allow for expertly choreographed battles that include various types of cannon, cavalry and infantry skirmishes with varying maneuvers.

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Battle Burro - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

You can learn quite a bit just by watching these battle sequences to see how warfare was conducted back in the 1860's.

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Union Flag 2 - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

These types of events can be very immersive and the Ohio Village is a perfect backdrop to this event.

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Union Skirmish Line - Firing2 - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Needs a Drink - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Union Skirmish Line - Downed Soldier - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Confederate Cavalry 2 - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Pipe Smoker - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Injured Union Soldier 2 - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Abe and the Banjo - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Telegraph Office - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Woman and Bunting 2 - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr

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Walking Out Of Camp - B&W by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr
 

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I just noticed that most of the men in uniform during the actual American Civil War were less than half the age of the people in these pictures.
 

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We shared a wedding breakfast table with some English re-enactors and weren't they good company ... and young(ish). Maybe entertainment options are limited in the UK ... :tongue::tongue:
 
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We shared a wedding breakfast table with some English re-enactors and weren't they good company ... and young(ish). Maybe entertainment options are limited in the UK ... :tongue::tongue:
My experience is limited to OH right now. I grew up 20 miles from Gettysburg and you'd get a whole different demographic to do re-enactments there. That was back in the late 80's and early 90's before I moved out to OH for college/career.

Speaking of Gettysburg....if you love US Civil War history, Gettysburg is one of those must see places. It still gives me shivers to this day when I go back and visit family. Just thinking about all those Confederate soldiers that charged across the field during Pickett's Charge, Staring down the barrels of cannon and rifle. The desperation and courage it took. Seeing Devil's Den and imagining a what the sharpshooter's of the day needed to overcome....visiting Bloody Run and imagining a whole creek so filled with blood that it was crimson red.....and imaging that soldiers from either side would meet up at night and talk, only to know that they would face each other on the field the next day.

Gettysburg still gives you all that and more. It is a true treasure of history and a place that I feel should be on everyone's bucket list.
 

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A great set of photos, but does anyone else feel that the pathos of the downed soldier scene is somehow diminished by the "Ohio Village Muffins" sign?

(Perhaps the scoreboard should have been amended to "Yanks" and "Rebs" for the occasion.)

insert smiley here -- :wink:
 

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I enjoyed your set.

Any reason you shot in B&W? For that 'authentic' look I would have guessed Sepia. Mind you, I'd have gone with colour but that's just me and I'm a whiny-faced, pernickety sort.
 

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I've noticed over the years it seems like the younger set tend to stay away from these events unless they are spectating. A shame, but a reality.
I went to the one at Prado Dam in Chino/Corona, CA recently... the actors were not young but a local Boy Scout troop was volunteering to help with setup & logistics, and iirc food.

These pics look very nice...
I wasn't very happy with the pics I took; the battle was on a small hill so everything was at an angle, and the sun was bright overhead... I should try desaturating though.

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BTW, the actor turnout was reportedly small this year, ironically due to an ongoing grievance between the North & South 'armies' as to how the battles should be enacted.

I'm not sure if this is nationwide or just in the West.

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I enjoyed your set.

Any reason you shot in B&W? For that 'authentic' look I would have guessed Sepia. Mind you, I'd have gone with colour but that's just me and I'm a whiny-faced, pernickety sort.
It's funny, and I'm not picking on you....but I've been shooting reenactments since 2005, and I always get that question. I shoot in color, then post process. This year I chose B&W, but in the past I've shot and processed in Sepia and Ambrotype as well. It seems like I should process them all in all three monochrome types.

I personally prefer processing to Ambrotype, but I try my best to try out different processes. B&W just seemed to feel the way I should go this time.

If you are interested here is a set from my Flickr account of other years.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/gryphon1911/sets/72157634272190668/

This image is an example of the Ambrotype processing that I prefer:
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Lodging House Owner by gryphon1911 [A.Live], on Flickr
 
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