The Yankee Siege of Linden!

Weeks of hard work and preparation (on my wife’s part, anyway) paid off this weekend as we journeyed in nineteenth-century garb to nearby Linden to enjoy a variety of rousing speeches and a reenactment of the Yankee troops’ attack on the town during the War of Northern Aggression. Below is a smattering of pics from the day.

Scores of hours of Melissa’s hard work on display (she made everything visible but the bonnet)

Scores of hours of Melissa’s hard work on display (she made everything visible but the bonnet)

Melissa helps Mary with an 1860s do

Melissa helps Mary with an 1860s do

Event organizer Anthony Courter introduces the lineup of those in period garb

Event organizer Anthony Courter introduces the lineup of those in period garb

Sam joins the lineup of speakers that explained the historical context of the conflict

Sam joins the lineup of speakers that explained the historical context of the conflict

Yankee cavalrymen stand guard after the defeat of the Confederates and burning of the courthouse

Yankee cavalrymen stand guard after the defeat of the Confederates and burning of the courthouse

Four Confederate soldiers stand in front of the Perry County courthouse

Four Confederate soldiers stand in front of the Perry County courthouse

Calvin strains to lift a heavy shell and reload the mortar to join in defense of the town

Calvin strains to lift a heavy shell and reload the mortar to join in defense of the town

Mrs. Carrie McGavock (Aunt Mary) and Calvin take a stroll at the end of the day

Mrs. Carrie McGavock (Aunt Mary) and Calvin take a stroll at the end of the day

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