These images depict life on a US army post during during the late 1800's during time of war with the army on the move. In those days it was not uncommon for wives and families to travel with the army, staying behind in the camps while the soldiers and volunteers went into battle.
During re-enactments, the participants are in character the entire weekend, camping and living as if they would have in the time they are depicting, even when the audience goes home.
I have recently begun to shoot battle re-enactments.
I find these events to be inspiring and educational both from a historic and a photographic point of view.
The actors at these events are volunteers, often driving across the country to participate in the event because of a love of history or a personal connection.
I hope you will agree, it's almost like "You were There!"
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