A member of the 36th Virginia shows the company flag during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh The Union camp is set up on the lawn of the Hoover House during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Robyn Coleman of Williamsville, right, sits with fellow living historians, Andy Gutkowski, left, Rebecca Wing, center, and Aaron Norton, during the Civil War Living History Weekend at the Amherst Museum. This past weekend the museum hosted a Civil War reenactment, along with costumed interpreters who explained to visitors how 19th-century life was in Western New York.   Mike Lynaugh Union troops get ready for battle in their camp set up on the lawn of the Hoover House during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh
The 49th NY marches off to battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh A member of Berdan's Sharpshooters gets into position during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh A member of Berdan's Sharpshooters gets into position during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh A member of Berdan's Sharpshooters takes aim during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh
A member of Berdan's Sharpshooters takes aim during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Gordon Porterfield of the 36th VA fires his rifle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.  Gordon had a relative, also named Gordon Porterfield that fought in the original 36th VA.  He is portraying him at today's reenactment.   Mike Lynaugh The 49th NY fires on the enemy from the protection of a white fence during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh A member of the 49th NY fires on the Confederates during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh
Aaron Norton of the 49th NY rushes across the field protecting the colors during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Aaron Norton of the 49th NY rushes across the field protecting the colors during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh A member of the 49th NY that did not survive the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh The 49th NY march off after battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh
The 49th NY fires off their rifles after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh The 36th VA fires off their rifles after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Guy Gane, the Captain of the 49th NY, Company B (second from left) leads his men back to camp after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Guy Gane, the Captain of the 49th NY, Company B (second from left) leads his men back to camp after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh
Members of the 36th VA review their performance after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Members of the 36th VA review their performance after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh A member of the 36th VA after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh The commanding General of the 36th VA reviews his regiment's  performance after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh
A member of the 36th VA after the battle during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh Children are taught infantry techniques during the annual Civil War reenactment at the Amherst Museum's Civil War Living History Weekend in Amherst, NY.   Mike Lynaugh