We visited one of the Northwest Civil War Council’s reenactment events yesterday. It is a fairly accurate depiction of that time in history.
The battles are intensely real and
emotionally charged. It didn’t seem to matter whose side you were on, seeing children on the field dying and feeling the fear of the young men, and yes, women. It is a dramatic event. No one really dies, but you feel the emotions none the less, and you come away with a different perspective on the sacrifices that were made in this war.
The artillery is actually used and fired – although I’m not entirely sure they use real cannon balls.