October 20, 2010

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I took this photo at the Front Royal National Zoological Research Center’s Annual Open House. A group of re-enactors (Yankee) gave demonstrations on military technology, tactics, and lifestyle. One group of mounted soldiers rode to the edge of the hill, dismounted, formed a line, and began firing their weapons. I wanted to get a few pictures of the shots being fired with the clouds of smoke coming out of the guns. When I took this picture the smoke completely engulfed the soldier’s head. It looks like some serious warfare going on. I might not have posted this had the soldier been a Confederate, but a Yankee soldier in the town of Front Royal covered in smoke from rifle fire is a good thing. It appears that our boys (just outside the boundaries of the picture) are putting up a good defensive fight.

No soldiers were injured in the making of this photo.

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