Sunday, July 13, 2008

Civil War History -- Illinois Vacation Memories


Makala may have had her highlight of the vacation at the Mt Vernon Raceway But Marty had his most eventful memory when we went with my cousin Charles to a re-enactment of the Civil War.
Marty was very impressed with the battle we watched from the field and...



When the battle ended we were able to go up close to the cannon's and talk to some of the men and some of the boys. Our family history goes very deep in this part of the United States. There were cases in our family where Brother fought brother. The Civil War is a huge part of our personal family record. My mother was born with deep roots. Aunt Terrie holds a box filled with Civil War letters written home to a great great great someone we love.

I made a rather long movie of what we saw that day:






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