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Meet One Dozen Civil War Reenactors (Pictures)
Comments () | Published August 15, 2011

Confederate Private
Singles—who lives in Newport News, Virginia—likes the rations: potatoes, stews, roasts. During one battle, embers from his rifle ignited gunpowder: “The gun went off when I was reloading. Just a little burn.”

Northern Civilian
“I couldn’t stand history,” the Annapolis resident says of school. “It was all dates and numbers.” For her, reenactments fill history with personalities. Civilians had to supply soldiers with necessities of life when both governments fell short.


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