It is appropriate that our first major reenactment was Shiloh, as this was the first baptism of fire for the 9th Ky. and our ancestor Joel "Top" Simmons. In his records, it is recorded that "He fought well at Shiloh." Above are some of the fellows from the modern 9th that we fell in with this past weekend.
As Dudeboy and I were busy discovering our new hobby, Dr. J took over the job of being the photographer. She apparently thought the juxtaposition in this photo was very amusing. Dudeboy served as a runner for the Chief of Staff in the battle. Here they are heading towards the battlefield.
In this photo, the 9th Ky. is under the far off Union flag engaged with the "Secesh."
Like above, our distant flags show we are engaged at close proximity with the enemy . . . a little too close to their loaded cannons at one point.
At camp with some of the 9th. They are probably discussing the substantial hailstorm they weathered the night before.