Maunfacturing at Shelby Iron Works was instrumental to Confederate States efforts during the Civil War. The company may well have been the largest Alabama supplier of Confederate iron during the war. Although the vast majority of the company output went to the Naval Deartment, iron for sidearms and rifles was also supplied by Shelby. This photo, taken by Rev. Eric Brasher, at our festival in October, shows members of the 33rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry in camp. The 33rd is a re-enactment group who generously agreed to demonstrate Civil War living history during the two day event. The photo reminded me of the song "Tenting Tonight on the Old Campground" that was sung by both Union and Confederate forces.