The Lord of Leisure1 Photo Gallery
As ongoing viewers know, the content of the Lord Of Leisure Photo Gallery comprises predominately landscapes, birds, and the occasional bluegrass musician. Two months ago, however, I received these shots which feature an altogether different subject matter. Lord of Leisure writes:
This year marks the sesquicentennial celebration of the Civil War. A number of battles were fought in the border state of Missouri. One, in fact, took place just a few miles down Highway 50 from our home [near Kansas City, Missouri] in the town of Lone Jack.2 Lone Jack went all out with a weekend of activities including a reenactment of the battle. Some of these photos looked good in color, but I thought going in black and white with a sepia tone might better fit the event. Some of the pictures were taken before the battle began and the rest during the fighting. Great care was taken to ensure authenticity in all the clothing and weapons used. About 200 reenactors participated in the 30 minute battle.
Note: These photos in larger sizes are also posted at the DrHGuy site.
- Lord of Leisure was previously known in these posts as Mr. Science. Both Lord of Leisure and Mr Science spend most of their time disguised as Neil Ellis, mild-mannered, retired teacher at a great suburban school system, who can identify a bird by its call, complete the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snap a heck of a photo. All Lord of Leisure photos can be found at Photos – Lord of Leisure. [↩]
- Battle of Lone Jack: On August 16, 1862 Federal troops were defeated by a much larger Confederate force. The fighting literally occurred on the main street and raged for five hours before the Federals withdrew. The Confederates were unable to hold the town following their victory because of converging Union forces from other commands.. Source: Wikipedia [↩]