Civil War Reenactments

civil war reenactments
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I have been to many Civil War reenactments in my time, and have a particular fondness for the details that are attended to in such events. The characters play their parts thoroughly even when it is apparent others are not watching. I have even interviewed the characters to get their “Story”.

My book, An Unexpected Performance, is filled with some of my research done at Civil War reenactments.

If you get a chance to check out a reenactment this summer, do it. You will learn a lot of living history.

Here are a few this month:
May 17-18
Reenactment, “Affair at Travisville,” at the Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park. Camps and living history. Battles each day.

Anniversary commemoration of the last major attacks on the Spotsylvania battlefield near Fredericksburg.

“Branch County Civil War Days,” at Heritage Park in Coldwater. Living history camps, tours and demonstrations, train rides, music and a Saturday evening ball. Free for camp activities, fee for train rides. Complete details:

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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