Civil War Reenacting, how to start, what to buy, how to find a good unit (Union or Confederate), publications and books to read. Also Medical reenacting; same as above.
Began reenacting in 1996 with the Stonewall Brigade as an Infantry Reenactor, transistioned to Medical in 2000.
Co D 27th Virginia Volunteer Infantry (Stonewall Brigade) CSA
Society of Civil War Surgeons
Wrote 2 Battlefield Tour Guides for Antietam and Fredericksburg for the US Marine Corps, currently in the Warfighting labratory in Quantico.
Extensive study on the arms, equipment and daily life of the Civil War Soldier; have a personal library of over 200 books, and the "Official Records of the War of the Rebellion" on CD. Also have numerous books on Civil War Medicine, including period books. Currently a volunteer at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md
27th Virginia Infantry "Infantry Rookie of the Year" 1997
I love being a Reenactor! Both Medical and Infantry. The people you meet and the things you learn make it all worthwhile.
I want to continue my medical studies of the 19th Century
More men died from Disease than were killed by Enemy fire on BOTH sides of the war.
Reenactors are natural hams....if you don't like talking to the general public, then stay out of this hobby.
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Jim: Thing is, with 18 USC 704, as I recall, there also has to be an 'intent' to deceive. It would be different if you guys were running around claiming to be WWII vets, earned awards, etc. As
Jamie: I am not a 'book expert' by any means. I did a quick google and found some information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Call_Dalton (Not much but certainly interesting) Condition
Mary Jo: Desertion, even at this early stage of the war, was a HUGE problem on both sides, and officers were encouraged to try and get the men to come back to their units by any means available,
The records will likely be minimal for the most part. Sometimes you get a huge pile, other times, not much at all. You might also try searching for state records, which will offtimes be more complete
Hi Terry....no, I'm afraid I don't know of any units down thataway. Have you checked the Civil War News? They usually have a huge amount of ads in the back. I think you can still get a free 3 month