My New Outside Blog: Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation -- November 20 - 21, 2010.

Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation -- November 20 - 21, 2010.

Civil War Re-enactment at Liendo Plantation -- November 20 - 21, 2010. 

civil war reenactment

This reenactment is put on during the weekend before Thanksgiving every year, rain or shine.  This year was beautiful and sunny and in the 70 - 80 degree range.  We could even see the battle from the freeway before we got to the plantation.l 

tents

They shuttled spectators to the battle field by hayride.  These were some of the tents along the way.

battle scene

The battle was in full swing when we got there.  We were on the side closest to the freeway.  The troups were good about firing in unison. It made a large bang and lots of smoke.

lots of spectators

There were lots of people there.  Most of them bring their own chairs to sit in and watch the hour long battle.

southerners

Here are some of the southern troups after the battle. 

southerners hill captured by the federals

After the battle was over they allowed the public to walk on the field.  This is the hill that the southerners fought behind, until they were over run.

camp conditions

Here is what a typical campsite looked like. 

cannon and tents

I had to take a picture of this cannon.  It reminds me of the little cannon I bought at the Vicksburg battlefield.

firing the cannon

Look at all the smoke the cannons make.  The whole battle was awesome.  Thanks to all the people who re-enacted it. 

The address so you can go next year is 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road, Hempstead, TX - (979) 826-3126

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Comment balloon 6 commentsLiz Flint • November 21 2010 04:20PM

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Liz, my husband would love to see one of these enactments! It certainly looks like it had a great turnout!

Posted by Cheryl Clayton, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley Realtor (Westlake Village home buyers and sellers Thousand Oaks homes) about 10 years ago

Great pictures! That actually looks like a lot of fun to do! And like Cheryl my husband would really have enjoyed that.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) about 10 years ago

I’ve always been perplexed about why people would want to re-enact Civil War battles. One of my good friend’s father used to participate in them, but he was extremely racist, bigoted, anti-semitic, homophobic, etc.

Posted by Not a real person about 10 years ago

With just 36 days left in 2010, Zoey the Cool Cat and I just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope it’s a great one, with lots of fun and food with family and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Not a real person about 10 years ago

Good morning Liz, that looks like a great way spend the day...

We have a town called "old bethpage" that is similar...

Have a nice day!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 10 years ago

that is pretty cool, i love the civil war, i need to see one of those.

Posted by Paul Gapski, 619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo (Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty) over 8 years ago

Participate