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Check Back Often!  We will be posting pictures and videos on an ongoing basis. Click on the button below to navigate to our Photo Albums.  Last updated 1-14-2023

The fun reading

The historical inspiration for the Barrett Hill Farm reenactment.

Over 10,500 military engagements occurred during the Civil War. They weren’t all on the scale of Gettysburg or Antietam. Skirmishes were fought by units as small as a portion of a company, and as large as brigades and divisions… READ MORE

A Letter from the event coordinator

Coordinating a reenactment is an emotional rollercoaster. I am on that heart-pounding ride up the hill, full of excitement at the prospect of a great event. But, at some point, I'm going to crest that hill wondering why the heck I got on this stupid ride in the first place. I'm too old for this &$#@, and I'm going to hurt like heck when this coaster is done throwing me around. Then the event kicks off, and it's like the ride itself when I will be silently chanting, please don't go off the tracks, please don't go off the tracks for several days. After the event, I'll be coasting back into the station. I'll only remember the good parts and wonder when I can get on this ride again… READ MORE

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