The city of Medical Lake was under siege this morning.
Families could hear the sounds of the crash and boom
of artillery from miles away.
You got your horses in my turn patch, get out"
It was 10 year old Cheyenne Cameron's first time watching
the Civil War reenactment at Deep Creek
It was really cool and
loud...all the guns and shootings,
From drums to marching, to seeing how women dressed
in the 1860s, it was a blast.
"What we are trying to do is tell you or show you
how United States became the United State. The cannons
are also shooting at the infantry men ...cavalry riding
around, says Gary Michie.
Spectators saw the First Bull Battle right before
Sometimes a battle will seem so real that we forget
that we are acting, says Sgt Augustus Coombs
It feels like history come to life.
Bonnie Cameron, a spectator, says "You know its not
just reading in a book its actually seeing it and
seeing the men fall, and seeing how emotional it can
Sgt Augustus Coombs, "The wound that you see on my
face an artillery shell exploded nearby and all of
a sudden I felt a stinging pain and a steward came
and bandaged me up but the wound is superficial, its
bloody but not painful"
While it was pretend, it tugged on the heart strings
of those watching.
Bonnie, It was really emotional, I get really teary
thinking about it.
Cheyenne says she cant wait to see it again, "It
was really cool"
If you missed Saturdays
battles, but are still interested
in watching, theres another reenactment scheduled
for Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Deep Creek Farms in Medical