Monday, September 29, 2008

Reenactment in Wisconsin

Thousands gather for annual Civil War weekend
By Janet Ortegon • Sheboygan Press staff •

GREENBUSH — While other young kids cowered and covered their ears when the cannons went off and the yelling soldiers rode past, 4-year-old Nigel Thiel pointed and laughed.

OAS_"They're pretending fighting!" said Nigel, who was in full period costume along with his mother, Shalimar Thiel, his little brother, Graham, and his grandma, Elaine Jacks. "I like to see the battle. And I like the noise."

Nigel was one of thousands of people who will file through the Wade House Historic Site in Greenbush for the 18th annual Civil War weekend.