When the Sun Goes Down

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Reenactments are much more than daytime events.  Civil War reenactments offer many evening activities – dances, dinners, speeches, etc.  And sometimes you have the rare opportunity to witness a night fire.  Davis County offered this unique experience to all who were willing to stay out in the wild until dark.

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The night fire featured two artillery pieces firing some spectacular rounds.  The rounds had the usual gun powder charge along with a mix of pyrotechnic additives (like phosphorus, etc.) that produced amazing colors.  In a way, this was like a fireworks display on the 4th of July – but, the sounds and flash came out the end of an artillery piece.

I hope you get some idea of this from these photos – – but photos cannot do justice to the amazing burst of color in the night sky.  So, if you enjoy the vibrant beauty of fireworks on the 4th, consider a Civil War reenactment.  Check the schedule for a night fire.  If they have one and you can go, you will not be disappointed.

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