Photos From Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014 (Part 2)

Here are the promised photos of “The McGuire Home, Winchester, Virginia” at the Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014. For re-enactment military photos from this event, click here.

We had a great time at this event. Our camping location was superb and we were able to share history, answer questions, and interact with a lot of spectators and students. Thank you to the Moorpark Rotary Club for hosting another wonderful weekend.

There were new display items featured at our “home.” We had a box of supplies and Christmas gifts which we were preparing to “send” to our McGuire family members with the army. I think people enjoyed seeing the simple, practical, hand-made gifts, and it was a nice teaching tool when talking about the historical family members and what they did during the war. (If you want historical information about the McGuire Family, please use this link.)

I took 75 Christmas cards to the event and invited re-enactors to sign them for US troops stationed oversees. The project was a great success! And many thanks to the chaplains, officers, and other re-enactors for their help and support.

Enjoy the photos! (You can click on one photo and view all of them as a gallery).

An exciting news update on my research of the McGuire family! Earlier this week I found a portrait of Captain Hugh H. McGuire who was in the 11th Virginia Cavalry. Maybe I’ll write a special post about Captain McGuire at a later time.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. Which is your favorite photo? Do you have questions about the weekend, our living history scenario, or the new display items? Share your thoughts in a comment.

And don’t forget…tomorrow (Friday) is Part 2 in Shakespeare’s Historical Fiction.

 

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, editor, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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2 Responses to Photos From Moorpark Civil War Re-enactment 2014 (Part 2)

  1. Kelly McGuire says:

    Thank you for your article and very interesting details. I am trying to research Edward McGuire. It appears that he may have entered my family tree in 1881/82 but I can’t be certain. If you have any info on Edward I would very much appreciate reading it. My name is Kelly McGuire. My great grandmother was Minerva Ellen Giles (mother of my grandfather William Perry McGuire born June 1882) Mills county Texas.

    • Hi Kelly,
      Thanks for sharing. I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned about Edward McGuire, though he is definitely one of the “mystery men” in my research on the family. Could you send me a message through the contact form? (It’s in the website header tabs)? That way we can communicate by email and avoid posting our email addresses in the comment section.
      Best,
      Sarah

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