September 14, 2014
Lili Anna Teel, 4, hides from her mother behind a wagon after an argument at the battlefield in Centralia on Sunday.
Jesse Koster, left, and Michael Breedlove talk before the second battle of the day at the battlefield in Centralia on Sunday.
Confederate men join in front the church to discuss the upcoming battle re-enactment at the battlefield in Centralia on Sunday.
Tents are set up at a Union camp at the re-enactment of the Battle of Centralia on Sunday.
Confederate soldiers march onto the battlefield for the day's second re-enactment in Centralia on Sunday.
Kathy Heaviland prepares stew for family and friends at the battlefield in Centralia on Sunday.
Melissa Kokenge pets horses at the battlefield in Centralia on Sunday.
A Civil War-era flag hangs in a Union camp at the battlefield in Centralia on Sunday.
Civil War re-enactors spent time talking about their experiences by campfire Saturday evening and some attended a church service Sunday morning at the re-enactment to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia.
Greg Walter, left, and Vern Stottlemyre drink coffee by the fire before breakfast on Sunday. Walter and Stottlemyre are members of the Second Missouri Infantry, Company K "Crows," which participated in the re-enactment of the Battle of Centralia on Saturday. The men re-enacted the Battle of Mt. Zion later on Sunday.
Heath Plummer of Springfield, Mo. leads a congregation in singing the hymn "Victory in Jesus" at the end of a service outside the Centralia Battlefield church on Sunday. Plummer is a re-enactor with the Eighth Missouri Calvary.
Charles Cunningham, commander of the Missouri Bridgade Medical Services, stands next to his campfire as the sun rises over the Centralia Battlefield on Sunday. Cunningham, who participated at the re-enactment of the Battle of Centralia on Saturday and the Battle of Mt. Zion on Sunday, has been participating in re-enactments for more than 20 years. "It's a hobby that's a lot of fun," Cunningham said.
Mark White, a pastor at Centralia Church of Christ, and Heath Plummer, a re-enactor with the Eighth Missouri Calvary, lead a church service outside the battlefield church. The service preceded a re-enactment of the Battle of Mt. Zion, which took place on Dec. 28, 1861.
Scott "Scooter" Seals of Hannibal lights his pipe with a stick he used as a match on Sunday. Seals participates in re-enactments as a member of the Missouri Brigade Medical Services, a re-enactment unit based in central Missouri.
Jeremy Chinn of Shelbyville sits by the fire on Saturday. Chinn, lieutenant provost of the Missouri Brigade Medical Service, was in charge of safety during the re-enactment commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia.
From 2002 to 2012, more than 8,700 people committed suicide in Missouri. People between the ages of 35 and 64 had the highest rate of death by self-inflicted injury during that time.
Union soldier re-enactors share stories around a campfire on Saturday. Earlier in the day, they had participated in a re-enactment commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia. Many of them travel to different re-enactments around the country. Their tents are made of waterproof, flame-retardant canvas.
Horses stand tied to a rope so they can graze throughout the night near a re-enactment camp at Centralia Battlefield on Saturday. Cavalry horses are trained to ride in drill formation and not to be afraid of saber fights, cannon and gunfire.
Re-enactors in Confederate uniforms fired cannons across the Centralia Battlefield on Saturday.
Hunter Strawn, 6, plays outside his grandparents' tent in the Confederate camp at the re-enactment commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia on Saturday. His grandparents have been re-enacting for a long time, his grandmother Sheila Pauley said. Pauley, who is from Centralia, has family who fought on both sides of the Civil War, including a great-grandmother who was a spy for the Confederacy.