Civil War Encampment and Re-enactment
November 11, 2007


Every year, the Rotary Club of Moorpark sponsors the Civil War Encampment and Re-enactment. This was the first time that I have been to anything like this and it was interesting and heart-wrenching at the same time. The uniforms, firearms and camps are all true to history to give you a glimpse of life in the 1860s during the war. The historical accuracy is carried into the re-enactment of the battles as much as possible. The most surprising part is how close the opposing sides were as they shot at each other. 

All pictures in the galleries below were shot in color, but converted to black and white, then sepia to add to the sense of history. It was an interesting way to learn more about history and see the horrors of the Civil War live. It was a dark time in American history that will hopefully never again be repeated.


Click here for the Camp Life gallery
Camp Life

Click here for the marching and formations gallery
Marching and Formations

Click here for the Cavalry gallery
Cavalry and Mounted Soldiers

Click here for the Antietam gallery
The Battle of Antietam

Click here for the Battle of Franklin gallery
The Battle of Franklin


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