Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Camp Wildcat Reenactment...this isn't your Sweet Home Alabama reenactment!

****GIVEAWAY OVER!! CONGRATULATIONS TO SUSAN sable67*****

Hi there! I'm so glad you're visiting our little town of Normal. Right over there is where the Camp Wildcat happened between the north and the south on the morning of October 21, 1861.
I'm Queenie French the Foundation of Camp Wildcat president. We've been doing the reenactment for years and this year is going to be the best yet. 

If you take a gander at the map, you'll see you're standing where the red star is located. 
I know the battle was in the fall, but Colonel Theophilous Garrard had started to form his unit in the spring of 1861. 

Besides, the weather in Kentucky in the fall is so wonky and unpredictable, I asked the committee to change the reenactment to the spring. Plus, look at this weather. Gorgeous!


Granted, the outcome of the reenactment is the same year after year, but I have to say that the actors I've picked this year will be fantastic and on their mark. It takes a lot of skill to drop dead and lay there for an hour or two until the reenactment is over. 

I know of few of my actors are a little. . .um . . .nervous since Greaser Gadie has escaped prison and they were on the jury. I'd be nervous too if I was a juror and he turned to me and say, "I'm taking a minute to remember your face so when I get out of here I'm going to find you and kill you."
But I'm sure he's long gone by now.

Right? I mean, if I escaped from prison, I wouldn't hang around to make good on a silly promise. . .would you???


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38 comments:

  1. When I was a Cub Scout den leader we went to a Civil War enactment! lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

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  2. I'm ashamed to say I've never been to a reenactment. And I grew up in the birthplace of our nation. Many field trips to Independence Hall, Betsy Ross's house & Washington Crossing State Park. And Washington's Crossing does one every year on Christmas Day.

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  3. I have never been to any kind of reenactment, but it does sound like something to look into if there are any in my area😁
    lilyanngill56(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  4. When we lived in the southern part of the state, we often went to the Historic Washington State Park Civil War Weekend Reenactment in Washington, AR. which in fact use to be the state capitol of our state. It's a very small town now, but full of a lot of history. It was always a lot of fun to see how they dressed, cooked and fought battles during that time frame. There are still a lot of buildings (like blacksmith shop, old courthouse and homes) in town from way back when that they give tours on as well to experience how they the rich lived in the time. and it gives an idea of how the town was was as well.

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a great package including an ARC copy of DESERTS, DRIVING, & DERELICTS which I'm dying to have the opportunity to read!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. I’ve never been to one but I think it would be very interesting to go. JL_Minter@hotmail.com

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  6. I haven't been to one in many years. I went several times when I lived in Maryland and I went to several when I lived in Europe.
    I love this series! Thank you for giving away such a wonderful prize package.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  7. I've been to The Battle for Decatur in Alabama . I love history of all kinds and had numerous family who fought for the North and the South though all lived in Alabama. I also had family who fought in the American Revolution. One of my twin sons is named Shiloh but he's actually named after a favorite book series but we have been to Shiloh and other civil war national parks. It's important to me that my kids understand history to see the mistakes of our ancestors as well as the sacrifice especially in the American Revolution. We also have numerous family that were Native American. Here in Lawrence County Alabama we have lots of programs and even Indian mounds dedicated to Native Americans. I had a grandfather that was killed because he was Cherokee and it was not illegal to kill Natives at that time in 1866. The Camper and Criminals series is one of my favorite series though all of Tonya Kappes' books are great. I tell people that she gets the "y'all" right which isn't always the case. She's definately talented. oaktreehill@outlook.com

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  8. I have never been to an enactment. I do love reading and getting into the period characters, though! kkrack@seeschool.com

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  9. Good morning! I have never been to a reenactment either. I think it would be great way to learn more about history. sa7mrt@aol.com

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  10. I have never been to a reenactment but I would love to in the future. I loved Motorhomes, Maps,and Murder! I can hardly wait to read the next book in series!
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  11. I have never been to a reenactment but would enjoy this experience. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I have never been to a reenactment. This would be fascinating. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I’ e never been to one.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  14. I have never been to a battle reenactment but have been to an reenactment of Lincoln's burial
    jwhaley4@aol.com

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  15. I have not been to a reenactment. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  16. I used to take part. They are very inspiring and exciting.

    LaurasReadingBlog AT gmail Dot COM

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  17. For several years, we lived around the corner from the Cold Harbor National Battlefield Park. We went several times to see the reenactments. The last time we went at night - very creepy. I wouldn't go to another one at night! twinreader using the google email

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  18. nope, but would be interested in one

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  19. I have been to a couple of Civil War reenactments and it was really interesting. I really liked seeing the encampments where and how they lived during the war. The battle was also interesting to see.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. My husband & I used to belong to a local historical society near where we live. We'd go see reenactments whenever we could!

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  21. Sadly, I've never been to a battle reenactment. I think it would be interesting.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  22. I've been to a Civil War Reenactment at a state park near me. I've visited a lot of Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields.

    denise

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  23. I have never been to one, are there any in California? karen94066 at aol dot com

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  24. I've been to a Revolutionary War Reenactment.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  25. I've never been to one - maybe one will be in my future.
    (AObreezes at live dot com)

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  26. We've been to a reenactment in Jamestowne, it was amazing!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  27. I used to date a guy whose whole family and all of their friends were reenactors. I went to so many of them and even participated in quite a few. I loved the camaraderie and the history. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  28. I have never been to a battle reenactment but I have been to Salem village in NC and Westville village in Georgia. It sounds interesting though. gda523(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I have. I have had family in them. They are amazing.

    cristinaalaska(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I have not been to a reenactment, but I'd love to.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  31. I have always wanted to and have been close but never made it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  32. I've never been to a reenactment, but I'm excited to read about one! :)

    brookeb811 at gmail.com

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  33. I've never been to a reenactment, but would love to see one. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  34. I have not been to one but would love to go.

    sable677 at yahoo dot com

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  35. I have never been to a reenactment, but I think it would be very interesting, and fun, too. I have visited several "living history" museums/villages in Canada, the US and various places in Europe. I have loved the actors in character at these, so a reenactment should be great.
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. How did you come up with this series? Laulaura.milburn09@gmail.

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  37. When I was younger, we went to Valley Forge & Gettsburg & Fort Sumnter
    forbattles re-enactments. Loved the history involved even as a child.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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