This past weekend, Roscoe Village had its 8th annual Civil War Encampment/Re-enactment. We went early, so there weren’t many people there. I don’t much care for crowds, so this was a good thing for me.
They had a few originals on display. I especially liked the colt .45.
Speaking of colt .45’s
This gentleman had 2. This is an officers every day pistol.
This is a presentation colt .45. It was used when presenting a medal or a promotion of some sort. I liked this one best. It is shiny and has an ivory handle. My dad always told me a wink and a smile would get you anything, but it didn’t work. He wouldn’t give it to me.
President Lincoln was there. He was watching to keep things peaceful.
Alas, the rebs were up to no good.
They began sneaking up on the yanks.
Suddenly, there were cannons to the left of us
and cannons to the right of us.
The fight had begun.
oooOOOooooo look, my favorite building in the entire village of Roscoe. The House of G.A.Fisher~~jewelers.
While we watched from the side.
With all the standing around the yanks did, I am amazed that we even won the war.
We soon tired of all the smoke and noise.
As we were walking to the car, we turned to find that Mark Twain and his family following us up the hill. I just know that he was wanting some editorial advice, I just know that he was looking for help. See his face~~he is bursting to ask me all I know. I am in such demand!
This was one of the better Civil War weekends that Roscoe offered. I really wish that we could have stayed longer.
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