PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits from the Battle of Boonville
Saturday, June 18, 2011 | 5:34 p.m. CDT
T.W. Peabody re-enacts the role of Confederate Captain of 6th Missouri Company D at the Battle of Boonville campgrounds on Friday afternoon. "Reliving history and paying homage to them is just worth doing," he said.
Take a trip back in time and examine the dress and look of the Battle of Boonville through this portrait gallery.
Fifteen-year-old fifer Carly Beard plays music for the re-enactors and spectators at the Battle of Boonville Civil War site on Friday. Beard has been re-enacting for two years and first got involved by participating in Lewis and Clark re-enactments.
Jimmy Hovis fills the roll of Confederate quartermaster at the Battle of Boonville campgrounds on Friday afternoon. Hovis has been re-enacting for five years.
LeAnn Morlan, who plays a "millinery sutler" — a person who followed an army to sell goods — sells handmade clothing, hats, bonnets and jewelry at the Battle of Boonville campgrounds on Friday afternoon. "It's a thrill to see people in the costumes we make," Morlan said.
Twelve-year-old Treasure Durden plays an antiques dealer, and Jason Willis re-enacts a hat maker at the Battle of Boonville campgrounds on Friday afternoon. "You got to know where you come from to know where you're going," Willis said. "You learn the sacrifices they made that made this country."
Barbara Jackson re-enacts the role of Mrs. Clayborn Fox Jackson, the wife of the governor of Missouri at the time of the Civil War. "The men are such gentlemen. They tip their hats and open doors. It's like going into a different time period and it's really nice," Jackson said.
Jamie Eaves re-enacts part of a medical team, and 2-year-old Jadelynn Thrasher plays a Confederate camp follower at the Battle of Boonville campgrounds on Friday afternoon. Thrasher has been a part of re-enactments her entire life, along with her parents and grandmother.
Nate Corley, 20, sits outside his campsite in Union regalia Friday afternoon before the Battle of Boonville. "I used to be artillery, but for the last couple of years I've been infantry," said Corley who has been re-enacting for 12 years.
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