Scott Valiantly Fights the First Battle of Manassas

We visited Scott as he took part in the re-enactment of the First Battle of Manassas, also known as the Battle of Bull Run. At the original battle, lots of viewers rode out from D.C., planning a picnic and expecting the Union troops to easily win the day. To do our part to keep the re-enactment true to history, we drove out from D.C. and hoped for an easy battle as well. Instead we were treated to oppressive heat and humidity, heavy rain, small hail, and more heat. Thankfully we were able to avoid piles of horse manure (for the most part) and we drank copious amounts of homemade rootbeer and sasparilla from the authentic vendors, or "Suttlers" on site. We got our 1 liter bottle filled 5 times during the day!

The battle was very well orchestrated and we were very happy to hear that Scott didn't even die once during the battle!

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Lots of ladies were wearing fancy period outfits. How they get in and out of the porta-potties remains a mystery.
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Catching forty winks before the big battle.
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Scott, preparing to make a really good point.
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Corporal Hicks, battle-ready
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Well-wishers say goodbye before the battle.
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One last joke before the battle.
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Scott is carefully listening to his orders.
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Marching off to battle.
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Ready... Aim...
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A post-battle rainbow
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Night falls and we head back to D.C.

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Album created by album from MarginalHacks by David on Tue Aug 29 22:06:49 2006