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

MARY CHAPPLE (Left)
Confederate Officer’s Wife
If someone had told her in high school she’d be a reenactor, “I never would have believed it.” The Waynesboro, Virginia, resident says weather is a challenge. How do you keep a fire lit in the rain? “Move it uphill where it isn’t floating away.”

ROBERT FORD (Right)
Union Private
“The war was a major fight for black people,” he says. Most black infantrymen were designated as United States Colored Troops. The 4th USCT Regiment Infantry, from Baltimore—where Ford lives—had three Medal of Honor recipients.

This article appears in the August 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.
All photographs by Cade Martin.

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