The Civil War comes to Long Beach

We had a great time yesterday at the second annual Long Beach Civil War Reenactment this weekend. It was absolutely fascinating. I’m something of a Civil War buff, but we went with some friends and some kids, and everybody enjoyed it. After the battle, we heard a Lincoln look-alike deliver the Gettysburg  Address and the Second Inaugural Address. Then we spent some time touring the encampment, where the reenactors had set up a period camp with period tents, period you name it. The only modern day items were the port-a-potties. When they fired the artillery, you definitely sat up and took notice!

Pics here. We’d go again, for sure. And I’d love to see a reenactment back East, on an actual historical battlefield.