Honoring the Battles, Soldiers and Spirits

My Life as a Civil War Reenactor

I began reenacting in 1994 at the reenactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove, which is located in Northwest Arkansas. Since then I have participated in about 21 major reenactments with participants ranging from 750 to 20,000, such as the 135th Gettysburg. I also participated in the 2nd Red River Campaign in 1999, which lasted for 8 days and entailed …


Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg Questions

Did Lee ever believe he had gotten into a serious debacle and his army was going to be severely crippled if not destroyed? In the early stages of the Maryland Campaign Lee was hurt when he was pulled┬áto the ground after grabbing Traveler’s reins to keep the horse from being stampeded by someone yelling “Yankee Cavalry.” He was forced to …