Saturday, January 26, 2013

Civil War Living History Day

A troop of Civil War reenactors strutted their stuff in Fort Point on Saturday.

They performed military drills, gave a band concert, & manned displays of Civil War artifacts, which they explained with great familiarity. One friendly fellow used models of a human head & skull to show me how 19th century surgeons would carry out a trepanation & use a flattened silver coin to plug the hole.

The reenactors looked remarkably comfortable in their 19th century garb, & the setting couldn't be more authentic.

Fort Point must form some kind of natural wind tunnel. It was blustery & numbingly cold.

The chilling conditions didn't seem to bother the reenactors, who appeared entirely at home.

§ Civil War Living History Day 
Fort Point, the Presidio
Saturday, 26 January 2013, 10 am - 5 pm

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