That’s what organizer Gary Polete said Monday morning. The entire event was held at the old soccer fields at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While they only had a third of the re-enactors they were hoping for, and while the cavalry re-enactors canceled at the last minute, Polete says it was successful, and the re-enactors had a great time.
Rain played a role in fewer re-enactors participating, said Polete, who says that in his seven years of re-enacting, he never went to an event where there was no rain.
“There were other events in the area, which I think kept us down a little bit, but I was happy to get that number of people out here,” said Polete. “I’m very happy with our turnout.”
There were re-enactors from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and all around Kentucky. Some of those were re-enacting Cobb’s Battery, from Cobb – located near Eddyville. Polete says that was a group he re-enacted with when he was still active.
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