Monday, March 26, 2012
150th Battle of Manassas/Bull Run
The epic movie-scale battle that I was actually at but didn't see a second of. I spent the whole time in the medic tent dying of heat stroke :(
The videos just don't do this any justice. There were 400 cavalry present on both sides, at least 50 cannons and over 8,700 reenactors. The video also does not show how truly loud this battle was. The muskets sound like stapleguns in the video. In reality the cannons were so loud they set off car alarms a mile away.
The 150th Gettysburg in 2013 is anticipating 25,000 reenactors and a quarter of a million spectators.