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Civil War Reenacted Photo Project

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BC: As this picture completely portrays, I had a lot of fun making this. I am so thankful for my Mom's help with taking the pictures and all the help my friends gave me. As you can see, after we had taken the real picture we all started to laugh. Sitting on the ground from left to right is Rachael, Jacklyn, and Jesse. The next row is me, Sean, Sophia, Ashley, and Kathleen. And the top is my sister Emily, Jael, and Elizabeth. So, as Jehovah's Witnesses, we fully support what the Bible says in Isaiah chapter 2 and verse 4, that one day "nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore." That is our hope. And we are happily awaiting that together as happy friends. And thank you Mr.V, for helping my imagination to grow.

FC: My Civil War Reenacted Photos | On these next pages we are going to take a trip into the past yet still be in the present. The next pages will be showing pictures from tragic times-the Civil War. But, to put a twist on it, they will have been reenacted. So, even though the Civil War was a tragic horrible time, our imaginations will have been stretched to make these pictures new again yet like the old ones. I would like to say thanks to you, Mr.V. You always encourage us students to use our imaginations and you make it fun, too. So, I hope you enjoy the pictures and thank you, Mr.V.

1: I enjoyed this portrait of Ulysses Grant because he's so serious. He isn't like McClellan who had his best jacket and was doing his best pose. Grant seems more natural and seems to be saying with his expression that he wants to get down to business. | I will admit, it was very hard to stand there and try to do a serious pose. As you can see, I am kind of smiling but, trying very hard to do a serious pose. On my Mom's iPhone I was able to get an app to make the picture black and white. | Portrait from

2: I of course enjoyed this picture because it included a horse. And also, to me, this picture shows the loving relationship Robert E. Lee had with his horse, Traveller. On one website, I forget which, it said that horses were so important war back then. | This picture was also a lot of fun to do. I was a little worried that Zja-Zja, my horse, wouldn't stand still because she can be very stubborn but, she must've known she was getting her picture taken and decided to be the angel she can be at times. I love her so much though! | Picture from

3: I enjoyed this picture also because it showed the bond the man has with his dog. I can't even imagine the horrors of war and it must've made the soldiers feel better with a canine buddy at their side. | Now, taking this picture was quite the process. My dog Hoolie (some may know her as George Washington) is a slightly spoiled dog, and she did not want to lay on the gravel. So, we had to get a blanket, and then she decided to lay down. She is a very good dog, though, and I love her a lot! |

4: This picture, to me, shows the inhumanities of war. Who knows what this young man's life was like. Maybe he had dreams, maybe he had a sweetheart, but in one moment, someone looked him in the eye and shot the dreams away. | This picture I definitely had a lot of trouble not laughing in. I felt so weird just laying there. But, the interesting part is the gun I have behind me. It was my Mom's grandfather's; he was a gun collector. And the gun appraiser said it was most likely used in the Civil War. |

5: I liked this picture because I thought it was interesting how all the soldiers are kind of like hanging out together. It was almost like they were telling each other how they were buddies and had each others backs. I also thought the setup was neat. | Out of all the pictures, I had the most fun taking this one. I had really liked the picture so all of my friends helped me out. And also, showing that we don't support war, we held up our Bibles. Because to us the Bible is our sword. |

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