Attend the 16th Annual Event
The 2013 Shadows of the Blue and Gray will be Oct 12th & 13th…We will update the website soon…
The Most Authentic and Spectacular Civil War Reenactment
in Illinois with period dance, demonstrations of crafts from the era
by period artisans, and talented storytellers and musicians
to bring the times alive!
Held in City County Park – Princeton, IL
No Advanced Registration Needed!
A Soldier’s Prayer
Written by an anonymous confederate soldier during the civil war of the United States
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve,
I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health, that I might do greater things,
I was given infirmity, that I might do better things….
I asked for riches, that I might be happy,
I was given poverty, that I might be wise….
I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men,
I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God….
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life,
I was given life, that I might enjoy all things….
I got nothing that I asked for – but everything that I had hoped for,
Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am, among all men, most richly blessed