Drennen-Scott Civil War Attack
Date: 10/6/2012 Album ID: 1546154
Photos by Jamie Mitchell
The UA-Fort Smith Drennen-Scott Historic Site held a commemorative event for the 1862 Federal attack on the Confederate-held town of Van Buren, Saturday, October 06, 2012, in Van Buren. The event featured infantry and artillery demonstrations as well as a living history tour.
Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Visitors to the UA-Fort Smith Drennen-Scott Historic site, Saturday, October 06, 2012, have a chance to mingle with civil war reenactors during the site's commemoration of the 1862 Federal attack on the Confederate-held town of Van Buren. The event also included a Federal infantry weapons demonstration with a flintlock and rifle with bayonet and a living history tour of the home and grounds.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - The dining room of the Drennen-Scott home in Van Buren with silver serving set on display.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - The simple lines of the framed door to the Drennen Scott home highlights the period in time.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - The restored home of the Drennen-Scott family in Van Buren, AR., now the UA-Fort Smith Drennen-Scott Historical site.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - UA-Fort Smith history professor Tom Wing, dressed as a Federal infantryman during the civil war, shows the size of the flintlock cap used to fire the weapon.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Visitors can learn of the Drennen-Scott family and the times they lived in their home in Van Buren overlooking the Arkansas River.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - An oil painting showing the battle between Confederate troops on the Fort Smith side of the Arkansas River and Federal troops on the Van Buren side of the river.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - By the light of the window, Sherrell Buchanan, dressed in clothing of the 1860's, sews a quilt, Saturday, October 06, 2012, at the Drennen-Scott home in Van Buren. Buchanan uses reproductions of the civil war era patterns for the quilt.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - The headstone of Mary Shirley reflects the hard times in the mid-1800s living in the frontier.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - A visitor to UA-Fort Smith Drennen-Scott historic site can learn of the Arkansas traveler.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - The Brayden family, Brayden, Heather, Greyson and David watch an civil war infantry demonstration, Saturday, October 06, 2012, at the UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic Site in Van Buren. The event was in commemoration of the 1862 Federal attack on the Confederate-held town of Van Buren.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Civil War Federal artillery reenactors, Jake Wing, from left, Jerry Wing, Marcus Woodward, Jackson Wing and Sandy Drake, load their canon, Saturday, October 06, 2012, during the commemorative 1862 Federal attack on the Confederate-held Van Buren on the UA-Fort Smith Drennen-Scott Historic site in Van Buren. The event included an infantry demonstration with period flintlock and rifle, artillery demonstration, and a living history demonstration.
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Jamie Mitchell  Times Record - Civil War Federal reenactors Jerry Wing, left, and Tom Wing, give Greyson Polk a souvenir, Saturday, October 06, 2012, during his families visit to the UAFS Drennen-Scott Historic site for the reenactment of the 1862 Federal attack on Confederate-held Van Buren.
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