Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Great Train Raid of 1861 - American Civil War

I am working on a photography project about the 150th anniversary (sesquicentenial) of the United States civil war.  Living in Northern Virginia, I am in a prime location.  I am an hour or less from several major battlesites, including Manassas (Bull Run), Antietam, and Gettysburg.  This project will last over the coming four years.

On May 23, 1861, under the command of Thomas (soon to be "Stonewall") Jackson, confederate forces appropriated a large set of railroad equipment, including locomotives, cars, tools, and track, from the B&O Railroad for use in the rebel cause. As a result of damage to the tracks, the equipment had to be moved overland. For a full description, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson's_operations_against_the_B%26O_Railroad_(1861) Pictured here is reenactor and historian Arthur Candenquist who presented on the Great Train Raid at Zion Church in Aldie, Virginia on November 13, 2011. He was dressed as, and spoke from the perspective of Confederate Captain Thomas R. Sharp.

Great Train Raid - Captain Thomas Sharp - Lumix Photography
Captain Thomas R. Sharp, Confederate
Lumix DMC-GF1, Pana-Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro-Elmarit
iso800, f2.8, 1/40 sec

 

Great Train Raid - Captain Thomas Sharp - Lumix Photography
Confederate States of America (CSA) Belt Buckle
Lumix DMC-GF1, Pana-Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro-Elmarit
iso800, f2.8, 1/40 sec
Great Train Raid - Captain Thomas Sharp - Lumix Photography
Captain Thomas R. Sharp, Confederate
Lumix DMC-GF1, Pana-Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro-Elmarit
iso800, f2.8, 1/40 sec
Great Train Raid - Captain Thomas Sharp - Lumix Photography
Captain Thomas R. Sharp Surveys Confederate Graves
Lumix DMC-G1, Pana-Leica 25mm f1.4 Summilux
iso400, f2.2, 1/80 sec
Great Train Raid - Captain Thomas Sharp - Lumix Photography
Confederate Grave, Zion Church, Aldie, VA
Lumix DMC-G1, Lumix 14mm f2.5
iso100, f9, 1/8 sec
Great Train Raid - Captain Thomas Sharp - Lumix Photography

Captain Sharp's Boots
Lumix DMC-GF1, Pana-Leica 45mm f2.8 Macro-Elmarit
iso800, f2.8, 1/125 sec


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