Re-enactors vs Historians vs Historians: Part 2

Re-enactors vs Historians vs Historians: Part 1 Part one of this two part post garnered a lot of reactions on several Facebook forums. Some comments spun off into tangents and irrelevant topics of debate but for the most part, Peter Carmichael’s perceived words and Kevin Levin’s additional comments met a lot of criticism from Re-enactors. I wantContinue reading “Re-enactors vs Historians vs Historians: Part 2”

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”

Getting Back In Rhythm

I’ve been away for a few weeks. First there was the 150th Gettysburg reenactment, then a team wrestling camp in Boone, N.C. Glad to be home, and hopefully, routinely updating this blog. Here’s what’s been happening. Connie Chastain delights in playing the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” game. The answers given by some did not agreeContinue reading “Getting Back In Rhythm”