A Momentary Retreat on the Battlefield at Petersburg

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    I had the privilege of witnessing a reenactment of the US Civil War battle at Petersburg today at Prado Regional Park. In this shot, the Union troops are making a hasty retreat. They quickly formed up again and return fire on the advancing Confederate soldiers with a Gatlin gun. As was the case in the past, they won the battle again today.

    I'm sunburned and tired and will visit your photo streams first thing in am.

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    1. Jeannot7 72 months ago | reply

      An awesome photo with so much great details, a must see in the original size.
      They sure allowed you to get right in there.. Good thing its just a reenactment..

    2. leaders 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called www.flickr.com/groups/29239657@N00/, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. MakingMemories(Deja-Vu photography) 72 months ago | reply

      wow..what a great shot..lots going on here..fantastic..

    4. Michelle Kerr 72 months ago | reply

      nice job capturing all the action.
      i had no idea they did these in CA. they are so popular back east...
      my Dad was in a civil war phase when we lived there, and every weekend he would drag us out to some old fort and possibly a reenactment. at the time i was pretty bored, but now I think it would be fascinating!

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    5. Sylpics 72 months ago | reply

      Wonderful capture...lovely dof :))

    6. Kevin Lazarus 72 months ago | reply

      great, great shot

    7. Paul Fenis 72 months ago | reply

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    8. brian n ann 72 months ago | reply

      great shot stephen ,looks like they take it serious.the large size photo is stunning
      whats sunburn ! :}

    9. Digit-Ized 72 months ago | reply

      Not only a great historical perspective but an outstanding technical shot.
      Man this is good stuff, looks like a painting

    10. cptdrinian 72 months ago | reply

      Dude... awesome job on this shot !

    11. simis 72 months ago | reply

      Wow Stephen, I am the late comer but this is an amazing shot here!

    12. UGArdener 72 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image - Seen in Explore on Tuesday Morning!

    13. pearson_251 72 months ago | reply

      Incredible shot .like stepping back in time !

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    14. Enorasis [deleted] 72 months ago | reply

      A very good series dear Stephen. It must be very exciting to watch this. Awesome capture with amazing clarity!!

    15. Nadine1016 71 months ago | reply

      i love reading about the Civil War and of course Gone With The Wind (movie and book and those little character figurines i have..and the BIG poster...oh yes!! this must have been FUN!! and as always your images go beyond the usual !!!

    16. salinagrrrl 46 months ago | reply

      Does look like a painting 'cept for those cell towers on the horizon.

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