2013 Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott!

Gettin' dressed out.

We got to take turns watching this sweet little guy.

Vi and Regen making toys out of nature... same as little girls in the 1800s could have. ;)

Checkin' out what they have at the Sutler.

...I can't seem to remember what this face was for.

Not a correct victorian meal! But yummy nevertheless...

Chatting with the ladies of the Ladies' Union Aid Society

And a tableau, inspired by historical events of 1863, to finish the day (written and composed by Susan and Abi, performed with the help of fellow re-enactors!).

Mine Creek Battlefield

Somewhere out there is apparently where it happend nearly 149 years ago.

"On October 25, 1864, on the banks of Mine Creek, two Union brigades of approximately 2,500 troops defeated approximately 7,000 Confederates from General Sterling Price's Army of Missouri. ...one of the largest cavalry battles of the Civil War and a major battle fought in Kansas." ...from the Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield website.

Mom was asked to come with some Kansas Native Plant Society (KNPS) info to share.

An extra windy kansas day!

Jubi photo-bombed my landscape!

Where these children find the energy to jog everywhere... I do not know.

Learned how to make and got to try some hardtack, also got to taste a little salt pork (both part of a Civil War soldier's diet). Lib took a tiny taste of the the salt port and announced "I don't like salt, and I don't like pork!" and handed her piece back to Mom. The hardtack turned out to be a little more popular.

Told Tori she was getting too far...

... not the response I was looking for.