June 19, 2011
Davis Beltz of Vienna rides after a calf Saturday in the calf roping event at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals.
Austin Fuhlage from Fayette moves in to tie up his calf Saturday in the calf roping event at the Missouri High School State Rodeo Finals.
Brad Allen maneuvers through the Columbia Skate Park at Saturday's seventh annual Shred Fest.
June 18, 2011
Josh Ladehoff, 2, tries feeding Bessie after milking her during "Kid's Day" on Saturday at Jefferson Farm & Gardens. There were pony rides, cow milking and fish feeding at the event. The agricultural center is located at 4968 Rangeline Road.
Stan Prater, who portrayed Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, the Union commander, surveys the field from atop his horse. The original battle of Boonville took place June 17, 1861.
Ranks of troops march to the battlefield in Boonville per the order of their commanding officers. The skirmish, which historically resulted in a Union victory with a total of 81 casualties from both sides combined, was re-created with the help of 550 re-enactors.
The tables at Charles "Doc" Cunningham's medical tent are decorated by rows of metal medical instruments, which are used to treat wounded soldiers from the field during battle re-enactments. The official name is of the service is the Missouri Brigade Medical Service. Cunningham has been involved in re-enactments since 1991.
A re-enactor puffs on a wooden pipe in a reprieve from the sun as his regiment prepares to enter the fray at the Battle of Boonville on Saturday.
An infantrymen pauses in the shade on the periphery of the battlefield as he waits for the order to march into battle with his company. He was participating in the re-enactment of the Battle of Boonville.
Dakota Richardson, 11, writhes in pain as he is subjected to a mock surgery moments before feigning unconsciousness. His procedure was performed by Charles Cunningham, whose hospital tent put on fake operations to treat soldiers including but not limited to bullet extractions and spraying fake blood on the audience at the re-enactment of the Battle of Boonville on Saturday.
Three soldiers return to their campsite in the wake of the battle re-enactment at Boonville on Saturday. Many participants pitched tents and pooled resources for the re-creation event which continues Sunday.
A Confederate soldier holds his arm up in anticipation of giving the command to set off a cannon in the Battle of Boonville re-enactment on Saturday afternoon.
Bill Salyer, 55, Boonville
Anne Freeman, 24, Jefferson City
Ray Wishmeyer, 64, Riverview, Fla.
Michelle Marsden, mid-40s, Columbia
Skyler Smith, 9, Jefferson City
Jim Hickam, 68, Overton
David Daleen, 37, Marshall
Ann Church, 58, Columbia