Today was a special Museum Day at the Tracy Historical Museum.
For more about Civil War re-enactors click on: Confederates in the Attic?
The re-enactment unit that was there was the 2nd U.S. Artillery.
The cannon here is a reproduction and has a smooth bore.
Here is a closer look at the guns. The one with the tag has special meaning to me. It reminds me of my Great-Great Grandfather Alfred Van Duzor who fought in the Civil War and was stationed at Harper’s Ferry. He was with the 5th New York Heavy Artillery.
I also got to see examples of the items that they used during daily life and several different uniform types.
I am glad that I caught the notice in the paper and was able to stop by the museum.
I even had a chance to put on a stovepipe hat and recite the Gettysburg Address. Maybe someday that picture will come to the light of day 🙂
Do you visit your local historical museum?