PHOTO GALLERY: Reporter's view from the Battle of Boonville

Monday, June 20, 2011 | 2:45 p.m. CDT; updated 4:06 p.m. CDT, Monday, June 20, 2011
A group of Missouri State Guards deserted their colleagues toward the end of the Battle of Boonville re-enactment.

BOONVILLE  —Missourian reporter Waqas Naeem spent most of Saturday at the Battle of Boonville re-enactment. Here are some of his images from the day. 

A Union band played Civil War tunes and sang songs before the battle re-enactment.
Missourian reporter Waqas Naeem with a replica of an 1861 Springfield rifle outside the Kelly's Irish Confederate Brigade campsite.
Missouri State Guards took part in infantry drills before the battle re-enactment on Saturday at Boonville.
A view of the Union campsite on Saturday morning before the battle re-enactment begins.
A cannon sits on display before the Battle of Boonville re-enactment.
Charles Geyser sells his handmade brooms at the Boonville re-enactment site. The brooms, made of broom corn, were used during the Civil War era.
Missouri State Guards were led to the battle site by Col. Mike Williams during the re-enactment of the Battle of Boonville.

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Kat Plummer October 11, 2011 | 4:26 p.m.

Great pics. I was crowd control there and I remember this photographer. Nice fellow. Good job. Thanks for taking your time to help us do what we love, teaching history.

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