Reenactors

Grant Calls In Reinforcements

Check out the image accompanying Clint Schemmer’s recent essay on upcoming events related to the Civil War in central Virginia in 1864. It’s easy to imagine the Army of Northern […]

From Black Confederates to 12 Years a Slave

What happens when a black man dresses up for a Civil War reenactment in a Confederate uniform? Watch the video to find out. In more serious news, check out this […]

“Ask A Slave”

It’s a new web comedy series, but it’s not very funny. Azie Dungey played a slave at Mount Vernon and is now sharing the colorful and not very thoughtful questions […]

Reenacting the Moore’s Ford Bridge Lynching

Pat Young asked in response to a previous post on whether the battle of the Crater ought to be reenacted whether lynchings should be reenacted.  Well, thanks to Bjorn Skaptason, […]

On the Reenacting-Go-Round

Donald Gilliland’s article about whether battlefield reenactments are appropriate is making the rounds. The author does a pretty good job of watering down Peter Carmichael’s thoughts in a way that […]

“It’s About Heritage”

“People forget that slavery existed in the whole country at the time, and less than 10 percent (of Confederates) actually owned slaves,” Waller said. It must be about heritage because […]