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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Colored Troops Civil War Reenactment Held At Fort Mifflin On April 2, 2011

A Civil War Union USCT Reenactment was held on April 2, 2011 at Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, PA.

I walked in late so I am not exactly sure what is happening here. I believe these are Navy Maritime Squadron Reenactors:

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The Troops are reviewed by a Living Historian portraying Robert Smalls:

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At this point in the day (the lowering of the Flag and the Final March), I was working the video camcorder with one hand and the photo camera with the other hand and I expected most of the pictures to turn out blurry, but surprisingly, they turned out well.

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The Final Goodbye ...

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Flags of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. Here are a few pictures of them blowing in the wind ...

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A flyer showing a reproduction of an eight-foot tall recruiting poster that is part of the holdings of the Camp William Penn Museum:

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Here is a cup I picked up and sold by the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment:

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I picked up a 33-star U.S. Flag at the Fort Mifflin gift shop:

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Many, many more photographs can be found at this link: http://s169.photobucket.com/albums/u213/portaltothepast/Reenactments/Civil War/Colored Troops April 2 2011

Here is a video showing various events of the day (it is a bit shaky in some areas - I had to grab my stuff while I followed the line and as I mentioned above, I was working a camcorder and a camera at once!):

2 comments:

  1. HI, Michael,

    lLove your re-enactment photos of Fort Mifflin. Is there any way we could use one in a story about Ft; Miflfin in the Society Hill Reporter, a non-profit community paper and give you credit?

    I tried reaching you earlier, and did not. Can you write me back? We are coming up on deadline and your photos would really make the story pop.

    Please let me know. And thanks

    Jim Murphy

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  2. Jim,
    Hi there. Thank you for the comment. I am glad you like the photos. I have not logged in in a while and if I am too busy, I do not check the comments when I do log in. I am going to e-mail you in a few minutes.

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