The Blue and The Gray in Moorpark

Last weekend was the annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War reenactment in Moorpark. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Ryan Banko, portraying a Union solider in the second Vermont infantry, prepares for the final battle of the weekend during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Ryan Banko, portraying a Union solider in the second Vermont infantry, prepares for the final battle of the weekend during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Fontaine Douthett (cq), portraying a sergeant in the 69th New York infantry, lines up with fellow soldiers for the final battle of the weekend during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

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Fontaine Douthett (cq), portraying a sergeant in the 69th New York infantry, lines up with fellow soldiers for the final battle of the weekend during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Confederate and Union soldiers battle during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Confederate and Union soldiers battle during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Confederate soldier reload their firearms during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Confederate soldier reload their firearms during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Union soldiers advance on Confederate troops during the final battle of the weekend during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Union soldiers advance on Confederate troops during the final battle of the weekend during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Karina Mooradian, left, of Reseda and Kevin Dunbar of Thousand Oaks talk during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

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Karina Mooradian, left, of Reseda and Kevin Dunbar of Thousand Oaks talk during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Kevin Unland, 11, left, looks over at what Katlyne Stiles (cq), 16, is going to write with a vintage quill pen and inkwell during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

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Kevin Unland, 11, left, looks over at what Katlyne Stiles (cq), 16, is going to write with a vintage quill pen and inkwell during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Union soldiers Tom Doyle, left, Gary Busic and Kelly Mekeown take a break in the shade before the next battle during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Union soldiers Tom Doyle, left, Gary Busic and Kelly Mekeown take a break in the shade before the next battle during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Union soldier William Pond of Moorpark takes a nap under an American flag before the next battle during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Union soldier William Pond of Moorpark takes a nap under an American flag before the next battle during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Max Copenhagen, portraying a Union soldier in the 69th New York infantry, talks to people about the rifles used in the Civil War during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers
Max Copenhagen, portraying a Union soldier in the 69th New York infantry, talks to people about the rifles used in the Civil War during the 13th annual The Blue and The Gray Civil War Reenactment in Moorpark on Nov. 9.

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