>Why do we reenact the Civil War?

>I get funny looks sometimes when I tell people I’m a Civil War reenactor. Outsiders don’t understand why I’m willing to put on seven layers of underwear, a huge skirt and camp in a canvas tent in the heat of a Southern summer. I understand that. Sometimes – like when I was overcome by heat in Gettysburg and very nearly passed out – I do wonder if I’m a glutton for punishment. But like the people in these two films, when I feel myself totally immersed and I’m able to get a tourist excited about history, I remember why I do it. Please watch these two short films about Civil War reenactors.

Civil Warriors

Chasing the Elephant, Part I

Chasing the Elephant, Part II

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