On Saturday, at the 2016 Battle for the Veterans, Confederate Army Nurse Trina Rasmussen, of Gerald, and her granddaughter Jadelynn Thrasher, 7, man the tent of the Missouri Medical Brigade. The Civil War reenactment was presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday by the 10th Missouri Artillery/Infantry in the field north of the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
From left, 10th Missouri Infantry Corporal Dave Jepsen, of Overland Park, Kansas, and Color Guard Shawn Bell, of Wichita, Kansas, prepare the St. Andrew’s Cross battle flag, while Maj. Daniel Keith, of Bolivar, talks with them. The men were prepping for the Civil War reenactment slated for 1 p.m. Saturday north of the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
Members of the Union’s 10th Illinois sit around a campfire Saturday before the Civil War reenactment battle at 1 p.m. Pvt. Bryant Pepper, a senior at North County Christian School, in Florissant, prepared himself a toasted bread and cheese sandwich on the campfire as chaperone Bré Minnier looks on.
Union officer, Lt. Mike Sager, left, of Kansas City, with 7th and 30th Missouri Irish Brigade gives instruction to his soldiers before the Civil War reenactment battle Saturday between the the Irish Brigade and the Confederate Army’s 10th Missouri Infantry.
Abbey Dahman,10, holds the 1-year-old daughter of Union officer Lt. Mike Sager, with the Missouri Irish Brigade outside her parent’s tent on Saturday. Abbey’s father Doug Dahman, of Harrisonville, was participating in the Civil War reenactment along with her mother Amy. Doug Dahman said during the reenactments everyone is like family, they each help out with the other’s children.
Although Dr. Charles Cunningham, center, is with the Confederate Army’s Missouri Medial Brigade, he tends to the “injuries” of a Union soldier after the battle between the 7th and 30th Missouri Irish Brigade and the 10th Missouri Infantry. Beside Cunningham is his nurse Trina Rasmussen, of Gerald.
The 7th and 30th Missouri Irish Brigade and the 10th Illinois prepare for battle with the 10th Missouri Artillery/Infantry on Saturday at a Civil War reenactment across from the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg.
Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat