To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

I cannot express how much fun the Blue-Gray Alliance 150th Gettysburg Re-enactment was. The marching, the “fighting,” the Hard Tack….ahhh, memories. I was especially thrilled to learn that the BGA hired a film crew to produce a video of the three day event. Here is the thrilling trailer. When I first saw the name ofContinue reading “To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question”

Re-enactors vs Historians vs Historians: Part 1

Recently I have been reading the back and forth between historians, Re-enactors and the general public over Civil War battle re-enactments. Much of the verbal hostility stems from Don Gilliland’s article, “Should Civil War Re-enactments Be Abandoned?” For the article, Gilliland interviewed Peter Carmichael, the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. The interview casts CarmichaelContinue reading “Re-enactors vs Historians vs Historians: Part 1”