I only had one assignment today so my co-worker suggested I look for some wild art (photos that run without a story in the paper). I noticed an event listing in the paper about a Civil War winter encampment at one of the local parks. After finishing my first assignment, I took a drive out to check it out. I ended up staying for a couple hours, shooting about 50 frames (not to mention a full roll of 120 film on my Holga) and talking to a half dozen re-enactors from the Central Illinois Living Historians. I was a history minor in college so I naturally found the encampment and the re-enactors very interesting. If you’re into Civil War history, I suggest checking out a project my good friend Jay Seawell worked on a few summers ago documenting American Civil War re-enactments in England.