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Leading The Charge

By NathanS  
This image was taken at Sheffield Fayre during the Aug 2007 Bank Holiday weekend. A major part of the fayre is the Multi-period historical displays organised by EventPlan.
This photo was taken of a Calvary Officer leading the charge as part of the American Civil Battle re-enactment by EventPlan and The American Civil War Society. (1861 – 1865)

I have been to numerous re-enactment events but this was one of the best events I have so far attended in terms of photographic opportunities. This is for 3 main reasons:-
(1) the location of the arena – this was at the base of a slope, and since the majority of the audience generally sat higher up the slope it was easy to get right up to the barrier tape at the edge of the arena without obstructing anyone’s view (especially if you keel down)
(2) The wide range of historic periods represented and
(3) the event culminated in three incredibly well orchestrated battles. (A French and Indian War skirmish from 1755; an American Civil Battle and a World War II skirmish.)

Not only that but the event was FREE! (Though I may have had to pay for parking – can’t remember.)

If you want more info on EventPlan (including upcoming events) try their website at

If you want more info on the American Civil War Society try their website at

Tags: Horses Horse General Cavalry American civil war Re-enactor Re-enactors Reenactor Reenactors Sports and action

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proz 12 205 United States
30 Dec 2007 6:28PM
great character capture, lovely horse.

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JeremyCC 10 14
30 Dec 2007 6:38PM
nice capture, I would have like to have see the whole flag but I like his involvment in his enecting
NathanS 11 88 England
31 Dec 2007 6:07PM
Thank for your comments.

Jeremy - I can see what you mean about the flag.
KevSB 12 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 7:48PM
Parking was free, and the event was just as supurb this year, Great day out
MikeRC Plus
11 3.6k United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 2:43PM
...excellent shot and thanks for the info on events....much appreciated.

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