Monday, July 21, 2014

Past and present: Scenes from 2014 B*ATL

Re-enactors and patrons braved the rain on Saturday during B*ATL (Battle of Atlanta) events marking the 150th anniversary of the fighting in Atlanta neighborhoods on July 22, 1864. While there was homage to those who endured hardships of war, there also were words about the future. Abraham Lincoln portrayer Dennis Boggs encouraged children to stay in school, realize their own dreams and make a difference by helping others. The annual event included music, tours, a gala, performances and stories about the war's impact on civil rights.

Dennis Boggs, as Abraham Lincoln, discusses importance of preserving the Union.

A soggy camp at Gilliam Park in Kirkwood neighborhood
Stereoviews providing a 3D effect gave way later to View-Masters.
Wreaths were laid at monuments to two generals who fell during the battle.
Storyteller Mama Koku at East Atlanta Library
Eighth Regiment Band performs in East Atlanta fire station.
Weapons table at Gilliam Park in Kirkwood.
Beth Woodward spins cotton into yarn.
3'' ordnance rifle artillery demonstration
Re-enactor photographed for promotion for upcoming play

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