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The Confederate Army in Moscow!
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Posted By: Kuzma, 06-19-2017, 09:42 AM

Wow.. It is definitely a Confederate camp! And it is definitely in Moscow)


But this guy looks peaceful, he doesnīt want to fight.





And is it a confederate soldier too? I also saw a blue uniform in itīs camp. I am not a specialist in the history of the American Civil war... So it would be great if somebody gives me more details about it.


Not far from them is sitting a Russian officer from the WWI epoch with his beautiful wife.


And Stalinīs police ("militia")




So what they are doing there... I think you have already guessed it: it is a festival of historical reenactment "Times&epochs"

So here we can also find some Polish hussars. They are friendly) This time they come in Moscow with peace




And a lot of Bulgarian troops from different epochs
















If you are friendly they can give you some rakia (fruit Balkan brandy) or.. if you are brave enough - shave you using a cut-throat razor


French revolutionary soldiers and girls


A bit surrealistic shot))


Hussars making bullets


Animals are also on the scene











A bit risky


A knight


Playing medieval games


Two unsorted shots.



Thanks for all participants! It was great!

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Interesting stuff.
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The American Civil War continues to fascinate people of all nations. There are many facets of it that make it interesting. Amongst other things: it introduced trench warfare; it was the first war fought with "modern" weaponry; it was the last war fought in the Napoleonic style (men lined up marching at each other and then firing at each other at close range). When I attended the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment Gettysburg 150th | Flickr I learned that over 16,000 reenactors (registered), over 400 horses, about 100+ cannons - to put things in perspective, there were approximately tens times that number of participants in the actual battle. I got my first-ever REAL media pass. There were photographers and reenactors from all over the WORLD! Poland, Spain, England, Australia, Russia, to name a few. Crowds averaged 30,000-40,000 and, for the most part, were VERY well-behaved. Due to political correctness, the number of reenactments has dwindled in recent years. I'm glad I got to photograph quite a few of the major battle reenactments while they are still "allowed".
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The American Civil War continues to fascinate people of all nations. There are many facets of it that make it interesting. Amongst other things: it introduced trench warfare; it was the first war fought with "modern" weaponry; it was the last war fought in the Napoleonic style (men lined up marching at each other and then firing at each other at close range). When I attended the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment Gettysburg 150th | Flickr I learned that over 16,000 reenactors (registered), over 400 horses, about 100+ cannons - to put things in perspective, there were approximately tens times that number of participants in the actual battle. I got my first-ever REAL media pass. There were photographers and reenactors from all over the WORLD! Poland, Spain, England, Australia, Russia, to name a few. Crowds averaged 30,000-40,000 and, for the most part, were VERY well-behaved. Due to political correctness, the number of reenactments has dwindled in recent years. I'm glad I got to photograph quite a few of the major battle reenactments while they are still "allowed".
And I suppose that it was one of the first wars that was documented through photography in detail. There is a ton of historical photos about it. Even more than about some later conflicts

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And I suppose that it was one of the first wars that was documented through photography in detail. There is a ton of historical photos about it. Even more than about some later conflicts
Yes, that too. It showed the face of war for what it was. It took the "glory" out of it and showed the horrors. It is said that the American Civil War wiped out almost a whole generation in the South. There were more casualties in that war than all the wars the U.S. has fought put together. Indeed, a horrific image.
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What a wonderful series! That looks like a fantastic day for anyone interested in military history.

As far as the US Civil War uniforms go, there were a multitude of different styles on both sides because each state, and even each region within the states, sent their own regiments which could each choose their own style. Often, though, men on both sides just fought in their "civilian" (day-to-day) clothes because of cost. But yes, generally speaking, the Union (Northern) soldiers wore dark blue, and the Confederate (Southern) soldiers wore grey.
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