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Reenactment - 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek; Middletown, VA

Last October I joined several of my friends and colleagues from our local photography club and drove to Middletown, VA to witness and photograph a reenactment of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Cedar Creek. Nearly 53,000 soldiers participated in the actual battle 150 years ago. It was the last major engagement in the Shenandoah Valley.

The reenactment took place on the original battlefield and included an estimated 6,000 reenactors, 280 mounted soldiers, and 70 cannons. Although I have read several historical accounts of the Civil War, witnessing the reenactment put things in a very different perspective: getting a taste of daily life in the huge tent encampments, the intense smoke, sulfur, and sounds from (at times) non-stop gun and canon fire during battle, and the confusion and turmoil of the battlefield.

Diana took advantage of OnOne's Perfect Photo Suite and its 19th Century post processing effects to recreate the look and feel of the photographs that might have been produced of the people and battlefield scenes.

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Keywords:Cedar Creek, Civil War, reenactment