Even after our own battle with traffic and finding a place to park, we got there in time for the parade.
We wandered around the encampments, ate some Civil War egg rolls, and wandered to the battle site to get a good seat. We were told to sit closer to the Union side since it was a Confederate win, most of the action would be on the Yankee side. We had great seats to watch the animals stage and always knew right before the cannons were about to fire.
When the battle began, my eyes were on the horses. I couldn’t believe how calm they were with people yelling and screaming (think the real Rebel Yell), gunshots going off, not to mention cannons and the subsequent explosions! They were the definition of ‘bomb proof’!
After the battle, the mule drawn wagons came to clear the field.
But in the end, every human and animal was safe – allowed to fight another day.