Saturday, August 18, 2012

Civil War Reenactment- Lone Jack, Missouri

This past weekend Chance and I drove to Lone Jack, Missouri for a Civil War reenactment. It's been 150 years since the battle of Lone Jack so it was a more popular year.

Lone Jack is near Lee's Summit which is a big city compared to Lone Jack's small town. I was not able to participate personally in the reenactment so I stayed in a hotel and Chance camped.

Chance is a Union Private and was all dressed and ready to fight!

Needless to say it was very exciting! The cannons were really loud, they accidentally broke a window in the house because of the cannon's effect. Chance fought most of the battle but ended up "dying" in the end.

There were tons of people there but I was able to get there early and hold my spot and I knew the battle plans before they played out! That is a perk that comes with being the wife of a Union Private!

It is a beautiful place that reminded me a bit of Kentucky with the trees, fields, and fences.

Hopefully the next reenactment I will be able to dress up and play a part as well!


Echo said...

Looks like it was fun to watch!! Great pictures.

Callie said...

What a fun trip!

Michelle said...

Thanks Callie! It was great fun!

Michelle said...

Thanks Echo, next time you should join us!

Anonymous said...

I was working at the museum grounds that day and wasn't able to make it to the reenactment. Thanks for sharing these pictures!!!