Dad went to a Civil War re-enactment this weekend.

imageHere I am seeing him off to war.


Round Mountain is listed as the first battle fought in Indian Territory during the Civil War.  Every February the Round Mountain Trust hosts  a winter encampment/ re-enactment of that era (1861).


This is a photograph of Dad taken during Saturday’s campaign by Todd Benton, one of Mom’s former students.


Re-enactments are scripted living history events.  In days of yore, Dad rode cavalry. He now fires the cannons.  He had to go to a special safety school to learn how to do it properly.  Participants usually change sides the second day which require two sets of uniforms.  (archive, personal photo)

My dad is so cool. ~ Lucy