“Thanksgiving in Camp” - Winslow Homer,  
Harper's Weekly, November 29, 1862

On October 3rd of 1863
Expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on November 26, 1863.

here's some links about the history 
along with some period recpies from Godey's Lady's book

Civil War's Trust about Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving recipes, Godey’s Lady’s Book  



Jefferson Davis reaping the harvest, October 1861 Harpers Weekely 
Happy Halloween!

please remember there is a board meeting
October 26th at 5pm in Reno - address sent via email 

We will also being in the Nevada Day Parade
for the 150th Aniversy of Nevada
 November 1st Carson City

Comstock Civil War Reenactors 
are pleased to welcome its newest members who joined us in
Fallon, Nevada and thank those who helped make this a wonderful event which was blessed with history.

photo Courtesy of Alexander Gardner 1821 - 1882

As the living descendants and historians of President Lincoln and one of his primary generals shook hands, the newly formed Pinkerton Detective Agency Brigade ensured their safety.. 

the actual descends  of the men they represent as living historians, thanking each other for their service 
throughout history, for the gentlemen themselves as well as their relatives ,Thank you For your service to our country