Friday, April 26, 2013

Gates Camp headlines Living History Day

Gates Camp headlines Living History Day
For the sixth consecutive year, teaching re-enactors from Elijah Gates Camp #570, Fulton, Mo., furnished the manpower for the annual Civil War Living History Day sponsored by the Children's Department of the Callaway County Public Library, March 16, 2013. The family-friendly program also benefited from the "womanpower" of the new Reuben H. Bullard Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who collaborated with Gates Camp in creating a month-long wall display at the library.

Group Photo #1
Re-enactors and volunteers for Civil War Living History Day, from left: front, Mary Ann Crowson, UDC; Compatriot Don Ernst; Betty McAtee, president Reuben H. Bullard Chapter UDC; back, Compatriots Bill Conner, Kevin Wenzel, Chris Crowson, Richard Houf, Bill McAtee, Noel Crowson (Commander), Wayne Sampson. Not shown: Compatriots Paul Baum, Banning Fitzpatrick.

Photo #2
Compatriots Kevin Wenzel (left) and Paul Baum were among Gates Camp re-enactors at Callaway County Library's Civil War Living History Day. Also camp Quartermaster, Wenzel was winner of the camp's 2012 Pvt. Benjamin T. Winn Outstanding Compatriot Award. Baum led public Q&A segments during the living history event. Photo by Don Ernst.