Sunday, December 7, 2014

Battle of Resaca Reenactment

Resaca was a battle that happened during the Atlanta campaign on 13-15 May, 1864.  It featured about 90,000 Union and 60,000 Confederate troops.  The battle was a bit of a stalemate until Sherman's forces moved around the Confederates threatening to cut them from the railroad.

The reenactment was on a somewhat gloomy and chilly Saturday.  There were about 3,000 reenactors at the battle, so it was a small fraction of the actual battle.  One of the nice things about this reenactment is that they have it set so that most of the fighting is right in front of you, so you have a good view of the show.

The casualties at the end of the day

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