I went to a historical reenactment today. And of course the horses were my favorite part. And I learned how important the battle of Cowpens was in determining the course of the United State's future. The camp cook had his fire going. Young soldiers flirted with the girls The tents were ready Camp cook checking on his stew The camp dishwasher is hard at work These women were waiting for something. While the men rest in the shade And the Calvary has arrived Spectators learned about the differences in the uniforms and how the mounted militia intimidated the enemy forces. This fellow obligingly stopped for a photo op. However, rifles are needed in any war, and they do require maintenance. The cannons were impressive and I was surprised firing the weapon took 5 people working together to create the Big Bang! Dang that thing was loud!