Civil War Encampment @ Strathearn Historical Park



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers SHINY SOUVENIR - Simi Valley resident Matthew Morley examines a bright, shiny 200th birthday coin given to him by Lincoln, portrayed by reenactor William Peck, while visiting the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment with his mother Suzanne at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16.

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SHINY SOUVENIR – Simi Valley resident Matthew Morley examines a bright, shiny 200th birthday coin given to him by Lincoln, portrayed by reenactor William Peck, while visiting the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment with his mother Suzanne at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers AIM TRUE - As the American flag waves in the breeze, Union soldiers fire on a Confederate regiment during a small engagement at the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16.

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AIM TRUE – As the American flag waves in the breeze, Union soldiers fire on a Confederate regiment during a small engagement at the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers CASUALTY OF CONFLICT - A confederate soldier lies fallen near the crowd during a small engagement between regiments at the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16.

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CASUALTY OF CONFLICT – A confederate soldier lies fallen near the crowd during a small engagement between regiments at the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers CELEBRATING WITH HISTORY - From left, Simi Valley residents Max Suzich, 6, and Austin Wisdom, 7, doodle on chalkboards in a traditional children’s activity with some help from reenactors Rhiannon Hensley, 7, and mother Maegan of Fullerton while attending a birthday party outing for 7-year-old Aiden Gillenwater, right, to the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16. Max’s great uncle, six times removed, was a Union soldier named John Lynn, who fought for the well-known Pennsylvania Bucktails regiment.

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CELEBRATING WITH HISTORY – From left, Simi Valley residents Max Suzich, 6, and Austin Wisdom, 7, doodle on chalkboards in a traditional children’s activity with some help from reenactors Rhiannon Hensley, 7, and mother Maegan of Fullerton while attending a birthday party outing for 7-year-old Aiden Gillenwater, right, to the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16. Max’s great uncle, six times removed, was a Union soldier named John Lynn, who fought for the well-known Pennsylvania Bucktails regiment.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers LITTLE WOMAN - Fullerton resident Rhiannon Hensley, 7, swings her hoop skirt back and forth while watching an artillery demonstration at the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16. Rhiannon and her mother Maegan belong to the Historical Citizens Assocation, a civilian reenactment group.

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LITTLE WOMAN – Fullerton resident Rhiannon Hensley, 7, swings her hoop skirt back and forth while watching an artillery demonstration at the President’s Day Weekend Civil War Encampment, held at Strathearn Historical Park on Saturday, February 16. Rhiannon and her mother Maegan belong to the Historical Citizens Assocation, a civilian reenactment group.

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