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Gilmore’s Raid

Civil War reenactment soldiers at their campsite / July 29, 2008

Civil War reenactment soldiers at their campsite / July 29, 2008

Saturday we visited Jerusalem Mill for a Civil War era reenactment of Gilmore’s Raid on the General Store.  Seeing so many people dressed in vintage clothing in the setting around Jerusalem Mill, made us feel like we were back in the late 1800′s.

The weather was pretty sticky — mid-90′s with high humidity.  We found a nice shady area near the water to eat lunch.

A player on the Potomac Vintage baseball team explains some of the rules to a spectator. / Saturday, July 19, 2008

A player on the Potomac Vintage baseball team explains some of the rules to a spectator. / Saturday, July 19, 2008

In addition, we also got to watch a 19th century vintage base ball game.   The locals in their 19th century garb played against the Chesapeake and Potomac Base Ball Club.  The players play by the rules as they were back in 1863.  They wear the same type of uniforms, use the same type of ball and play with no gloves — just as they did over 145 years ago.   I really enjoyed it, and am thinking of contacting and joining the base ball club.

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One Response to “Gilmore’s Raid”

  1. Elizabeth
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    The Civil War took place during 1860-1865 and not in the late 1800′s as you describe. The interpreters or living historians wear period attire, not “vintage” clothing.

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