Volunteer Rudy Jerich passes trash to Julie Fernandez near the Battle of Palmito Ranch Historical Monument on Saturday. According to the monument, the last land battle of the Civil War was fought near here.
Caleb Henderson portrays the part of a Union soldier in the recreation of a famous photograph taken at the conclusion of the Battle of Antietam in the Civil War. The scene was directed and photographed by David and Tom Rambow on Saturday during Wasioja Civil War Days.
Standing as one of the most-heinous, race-motivated crimes in America’s history, the kidnapping & savage lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi. Considered a transformative moment in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, Till’s death shocked a nation & still resonates deeply. Till’s murder helped push along the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, which allowed the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate in local matters.
The Union and Confederate sides set up their camps in two separate areas of the park, where visitors could stop by tents for casual discussions. They re-enacted the Battle of Valverde (a Confederate victory in modern-day New Mexico) on Saturday afternoon, hosted a firing competition and gathered for music Saturday night.
Andrew Donovan of the 9th Kentucky Re-enactors Association portrays a Confederate soldier circa 1863 and will be part of the Civil War Re-enactment at Kensington Metropark on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12