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Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Shot during a battle for Vincennes, a historic site in Indiana.

It all came together on the Wabash river in the 1700's. Regimens of the French, British, Scottish and early Americans fought bravely...each for what they believed. This particular image is of the Scottish regimen. What is not seen in the photograph is the British firing line just 50 feet away facing off against the Scottish. I am going to have to read up on why in Heaven's name they fought like this during that time. I have never understood the suicidal mindset of facing each other in an open field, point blank against your foe.

14 comments:

Heather said...

Great shot! I'd like to think I would've been brave enough to fight back then, but truth be told - I think I would've been a wuss. Point blank is a little too close for comfort. If I'm going to get shot down, I think I'd rather not see it coming!

Dan Felstead said...

Heather, I am right there with you! As the firing started, most of the soldiers in the front line were always cut down...I just don't understand that mindset!

Dan

Level 9 Poetry said...

This is amazing. Could easily be a photo from an American History or Civil War textbook. Absolutely great.

PS: I posted your house photo (my favorite) on my blog today. Check it out when you get a chance. Thanks!

Simply Heather said...

Very nice, Dan!! All of it - the larger photos really please the eye.

Dan Felstead said...

Pura..

Thank you for the comment and also thank you for taking one of my photos and penning your words to it...I visited your blog and as I read your words, the photo came to life...great work.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Vermont Heather...
Thanks for the help on setting up the larger photos. It is something that I have been wanting to do but could not figure out how . You should be our "IT go to person"!

Dan

septembermom said...

Wonderful shot! You can almost feel the nervousness and anticipation of what it must have been like during those battles. Their uniforms are impressive. I'll show your photo to my sons later. I know they'll like it a lot!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom,
You had mentioned that you and your sons participated in a re enactment. What were your roles?

Dan

Dani said...

WOW Dan! I really like your blog set in wider like this! It really showcases your photos better! Looks great!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Dani...I have to give the kudos to Simply Heather. I visited her new photo blog and it was set up like this. She helped me through the change. I had always wanted to make my photos larger on the blog...after all...it is a Photo Blog and I could not figure out how to do it. I like the format much better and now you guys can also see my mistakes better!

Dan

shabby girl said...

Another one with fantastic details! This looks like a painting, or a photograph out of a book. I'd like to ask them what each and every piece they carry is for.
There was a place called Roaring Camp Railroad where I used to live & they had re-enactments every year. I never did make it to one, but could hear the guns being fired. One year, one of the soldiers had a heart attack on the field, and it took a bit for everyone to realize that he wasn't playing. He was fine though!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...
I can understand why they did not take it seriously when the guy dropped out. There were men falling to the ground with each round of shots being fired...usually the men in the front line.

Dan

Kathleen said...

Awesome picture. I've had a father, brothers and a son go to war and, while I thank them and all the other men and women that have fought and now fight for my freedom (and they don't even know me!), I don't know how they can be so brave. As for the way they fought in the revolutionary war - you learn as you go. With each war, those fighting have learned to be more inventive and devious.

Dan Felstead said...

Kathleen,
I just noticed you comment ...somehow I missed it. Thank you and you truly have a family that understands the importance of protecting our freedoms. Thanks fo visiting again.

Dan