2nd Mississippi




Manassas, Virginia           

Reenactment at Cedar Creek:  First Manassas

July 21 - 23 2006


Federals after the route at First Manassas




July 21- 23, 2006

The Reenactment of First Manassas/ Bull Run at Middletown Virginia, Cedar Creek Battlefield (hosted the event)

More pictures of this event..   These were from Brian Cox's observation post.

       

 

       

 

 

Cedar Creek First Manassas/ Bull Run Official Link

 

The 2nd Mississippi and Col Sanders at First Manassas 2006 Reenactment

Colonel Rob Sanders and the Second Mississippi at First Manassas Reenactment.

The event was large, with an estimated 7000+ reenactors.  There was a good impression for Stonewall Jackson and large numbers of Federals.  Many Southern Units were put together with the uniforms they had from before the secession, and those uniforms were portrayed proudly by those who wore them. 

There was more cannon than I have seen at any reenactment, and they put on a show.  There was the best Federal Irish Unit I have yet seen with the Captain or Colonel in front of his men leading them into a counter attack against us that drove us back onto Jackson's and the Virginian's lines.  That Captain was waving his sword, swinging it around his head as led his men bravely on.  Many of them died on that field, but it was certainly a sight to behold. 

Watching the lines of Thousands of men moving forward into a field that was so filled with smoke from the cannon and volleys of the enemy was something I will not forget.  At one point, after both armies had taken aim and fired, and the cannon had fired as well, there was a time when I could not see the enemy the smoke was so thick.  During this, there was an advance of part of the army, and the broke thru the smoke and pushed the enemy into retreat as they could not have seen them moving forward.  As the Federals retreated, the whole of the southern army pushed forward and victory was soon at hand.  What a sight it was to see.

 

To see full versions of these pictures, purchase the 2006 commemorative DVD/CD with all events pictures included.

 

Updated Sept 1

       

       

On the road:     and finally there:   Actual Historical Site:   

Jackson Statue   2nd Mississippi    Another unit:

Jackson at the Event:     ; >Battle shots:

       

       

   

To see full versions of these pictures, purchase the 2006 commemorative DVD/CD with all events pictures included.