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Remembering the Civil War

Friday, August 26, 2011

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The Wilson's Creek battle re-enactment, held last weekend, had more than 3,000 registered participants, including Mike Williams, of Pierce City, who is pictured above and below, on his horse, Scout. Williams, who works at EFCO in Monett, has been participating in Civil War re-enactments for 16 years. The Missouri State Guard, in which Williams participates, was composed of civilians, so they took to the field in typical attire of the day, unlike the federal soldiers, who wore distinctive blue uniforms. Williams had a civilian dress jacket handmade by a captain in the Third Missouri Battalion, with original 1859 buttons and a vintage 1850s hat. Williams said the looks forward to participating in other events commemorating the Civil War's 150th anniversary. [Photos by Cathy Lewis]
The Wilson's Creek battle re-enactment, held last weekend, had more than 3,000 registered participants, including Mike Williams, of Pierce City, who is pictured above and at right, on his horse, Scout. Williams, who works at EFCO in Monett, has been participating in Civil War re-enactments for 16 years. The Missouri State Guard, in which Williams participates, was composed of civilians, so they took to the field in typical attire of the day, unlike the federal soldiers, who wore distinctive blue uniforms. Williams had a civilian dress jacket handmade by a captain in the Third Missouri Battalion, with original 1859 buttons and a vintage 1850s hat. Williams said the looks forward to participating in other events commemorating the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

[Photos by Cathy Lewis]

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