Painters in Texas and those able to travel there may want to consider taking their easel to Hempstead, Texas, on November 22, for a reenactment of Civil War army camps at the Liendo Plantation.
The event will not just feature soldiers from both sides of the conflict, but will also offer actors portraying residents of the era grinding grain, plowing, spinning, and sewing. Re-enactors will put on a funeral, an execution, a military review, a ladies’ tea … and the two armies will present a battle with reports and smoke.
Civil War reenactors. Photo by MamaGeek /Wikipedia
“An event like this is a bonanza of visual information and a ‘research shortcut’ — the re-enactors have already done that for me as far as authentic dress and equipment,” points out Tina Bohlman, founder and chairman of the annual Paint Historic Waxahachie, a 10-day plein air event in Texas.