Okefenokee Swamp | Blackwater, National Geographic Magazine: Honoring Old Dixie

Man in Confederate uniform looks up holding hat with flag over his heart.

A soldier puts his hat over his heart in prayer honoring a relative who was a Confederate soldier. Up to 1,000 relatives gather annually for a reunion at the homestead near Waycross, Georgia, belonging to the Tatum family.

On the first day of the three-day family reunion, folks arrive in costume and uniforms for a skit and reenactment of a skirmish.