Corydon – The Battle Continues
The argument between the man and woman – remember, she wanted her money and he refused to pay her – continued on and on. She would not let it die and pursued him through the woods at Corydon. While this was a Civil War reenactment and historical theater, this personal dispute brought the center of attention up close. The event was not so much a focus on the Confederate army vs. the Federal army… it zeroed in on specific people.
As I watched the reenactment in the dense woods, I was so close I was almost part of the presentation. I could hear the personal conversations and see the faces of the people involved. These were people in the woods in the middle of a heated confrontation, shooting at one another and looking for refuge behind trees.
I have been to a number of Civil War reenactments and I feel I can honestly say – – the Corydon Civil War Days reenactment stands out as a unique experience. It felt like I was in the middle of a personal dispute that exploded out of control. Nobody seemed to know how to end the argument and the whole affair turned into a fight blown out of proportion to the original dispute. Sometimes the actors were so close I could almost touch them.
Wow! It was a GREAT performance!!
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