This past weekend wrapped up the Civil War reenacting season for us. The weather was fantastic.
The Hartford event was the largest and most well attended event we have participated in.
Our “Suds Row” display was on the very edge of the battlefield.
It seemed like a great location. I had plenty of room to demonstrate and I could even sit right inside my tent and take pictures of all the action.
Then they started firing the artillery.
Several of us, even old Abe himself, were then found cowering behind some tents, covering our ears.
I’m not sure what period-appropriate earplugs look like exactly but I’m adding them to my list of necessary items for next year.