Chancellorsville, VA 150th Anniversary Reenactment


I had the opportunity to reenact at the 150th anniversary of the battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia! It was incredible. I accidentally registered as a Confederate, (Oops! I didn't realize there was a separate registration tent for the Union!) got to see where the battles actually took place and now have "Dixie Land" permanently stuck in my head. 

My friends, Michaela and Addie let me join them on a last minutes notice and for that I'm so grateful! Also, a HUGE thanks to my awesome sister for driving me there!

2 reenactments under my belt and many more to come! 


 I wonder what people were thinking when they saw a long line of Union soldiers crossing the road....

Addie sitting in Sergeant Clarence's chair. =)

Michaela is the master at Civil War hair. Isn't this amazing?

The remains of the Chancellor house.

Hazel grove now and then.

Michaela danced with a Confederate....GASP! We tease her mercilessly. =)

Eating at Subway in our Civil War clothes...totally normal.

My nephew seemed to like the battle and so did my nieces except for the horses. 
"I was just terrified of the horses!" -Ava

Thanks for the picture, Jamie!

-Emily

7 comments

  1. Great photos! I loved the one with the robin egg in the canon!

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  2. Oh my goodness! I know I said it last time, but seriously, this makes me so jealous! ;) Someday I'll have to totally drive up there and you and Michaela can teach me how to Civil War reenact... and you can laugh at my pitiful attempts to brave the out-of-doors all night long. ;) Seriously, we really ought to. =)

    I'm so glad you had fun!! <3

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  3. LOVE this post! The sight of cream-colored tents, soldiers in uniform and big skirts just gets me so excited every time!

    How wonderful that you got to be a part of an actual anniversary reenactment! I'd LOVE to be able to do that this year, but sadly, the extreme distance makes it impossible. And wow....look at all those Yankee soldiers!! SO MANY!! That looks like almost more than our Confederate and Yankee lines combined!

    And of course, I couldn't let it pass without saying....welcome to the Confederacy, m'dear. Even if it was an accident. ;) And Confederate boys are just as handsome and brave as a yankee fellah. Says the girl who's a true-blue Confederate. ;)

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  4. Oh my goodness it looks like so much fun!!! I'd love to go to one of those!

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  5. Thanks Kellie for standing up for us Confederate boys! :D

    I had a blast dancing with Michaela at the ball. It's not everyday I meet a Christian, homeschooled gal from New York. It was fun to chat! Don't tease her too bad. :)

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  6. I'm so happy you were able to share this weekend with Addie and I!! I had such a wonderful time, and I'm glad it seems like you did too! Your photography is gorgeous (as usual!). Thanks for being our official photographer! Love pic #3 (me cooking), the one of Addie and me on the bench, Sgt. Clarence at Hazel Grove, and the one of all three of us before the ball!! Oh, and it was so cool you were able to capture the robin egg in the end of the cannon! Can't wait to do it all again at Gettysburg!

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  7. Oh, my gracious!!! How fun!!! I've always wanted to be in a CW reenactment. *happy sigh* I suppose, CW balls will have to do...for now. ;) The still of the you two girls sitting down looks authentic. It's beautiful. and yes, eating in a modern-day restaurant in period dress is totally normal. ;) it happened over here on the west coast too rather recently. ;D

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