Weekend in Connecticut

We spent the weekend camping at Housatonic Meadows State Park.  It was very, very hot and muggy, but we had fun exploring the trails near the campground.

On Sunday, we drove down to Woodbury, CT to a recreation of the Battle of Cedar Creek.  600 reenactors simulated a battle which pitted 32,000 Union soldiers against 21,000 Confederate troops.

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Lincoln surveys the Union camp:

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General Grant was in attendance as well:

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Union guns fire:

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The Confederate advance cannot be broken:

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Union guns pull back:

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Rebel guns fire:

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Lincoln looks on:

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The two armies suffered 8,500 casualties on that day:

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The Union forces regroup and press the attack:

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Having pushed back the Rebels, the Union troops return to camp:

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General and Mrs. Grant:

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We walked through the encampments:

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Lincoln reflects:

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The Union camp:

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A replica of a Civil War era gatling gun:

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Artillery pieces in the field:

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…On the way home, we stopped in Tarrytown and skated for a while on the North County Trailway.  B and I used skates, Trish used blades, and M used his Razor scooter.

Other that the heat and humidity, it was a great weekend!

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