Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Technology of War Weekend 2006 (youtube movie #2)

Aug 12 and 13 saw three great visitor experiences at Antietam National Battlefield. This was "Technology of War' weekend. In addition to the very full and rich slate of regular Ranger programming, visitors were able to participate in a variety of living history programs at the park.

Justin Carisio brought his Civil War Signal Corps program to life with an audience participation demonstration of 19th century signaling that is one of the best programs I've ever seen.

Author and collector Vince Armstrong displayed his remarkable collection of Civil War long arms and discussed the tactics of the Civil War.

The real showstopper was provided by living historians of Company C, Berdan's 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters who gave remarkable demonstrations contrasting the loading and firing of muzzleloading and breechloading rifles (no contest!).

As they say, "A good time was had by all!"

Check out my second Youtube movie which shows the weekend highlights at:


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