Infantry Drill at Shiloh

The 150th Shiloh reenactment was a very busy place.  Friday, before the event got started, the entire area of western Tennessee was soaked with rain that would not quit.  The deluge turned the parking lots into mud pits.  Tractors roamed the parking lots in order to tow cars and trucks out of the mud.  Everywhere you turned, it was a wet mess.  Seth and I helped push one car out of a muddy rut.  Needless to say, we got our share of Tennessee mud on our shoes and pants … and these were the clothes we wore for three days.  The temperatures were in the mid-80s and we guzzled water and more water.  Sweat ran down our faces.  We did not look too pretty, but I do not think we smelled too bad.

Friday we toured the camps, hiking in the mud and getting pictures.  It was an interesting environment – I never heard any reenactors complaining about the mud.  They just pushed on.  Check out the pictures below.

Confederate Infantry Drill at Shiloh

Confederate Infantry Drill at Shiloh

This event had thousands of reenactors who drilled and drilled… they wanted to look the part and get the details right.  The picture above shows some Confederate reenactors and the picture below shows some Union reenactores during drill.

Union Infantry Drill at Shiloh

Union Infantry Drill at Shiloh

Keep checking this blog… there is more to come!!

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