Why Reenact? An Investigative Report

Enjoy those living historians.

9 thoughts on “Why Reenact? An Investigative Report

  1. Rob Baker August 6, 2015 / 11:55 am

    lolz. That was good. I’ve seen all that and more in my re-enactment experiences.

    • C. Meyer August 6, 2015 / 4:21 pm

      I agree with Rob. Many people think that dressing up in Civil War garb makes them experts as this video shows. It is far from the truth…some of it is visible even without those folks opening their mouths…just by the way they are uniformed can tell you how little they actually know.

      If you really want to see how bad it gets sometime join the Facebook group/page called “Happy Friends Civil War Farb”…

      • Rob Baker August 6, 2015 / 4:44 pm

        Many people think that dressing up in Civil War garb makes them experts as this video shows.

        Solid point. I’ve seen a lot of guys like that. Happy Friends Civil War Farb is an outstanding group.

  2. Eek-A-Mouse August 6, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Who knew Norwood’s shades were actually period correct “syphilis glasses?”

  3. SF Walker August 6, 2015 / 3:30 pm

    As a former re-enactor, I have to say that this is hilarious! I once saw one of my pards take a hit during a battle re-enactment–and fall directly on a fire ant mound. It only took a few seconds for him to jump right back up and dance around like his pants were on fire. Proof that fire ants CAN raise the dead…

  4. bob carey August 7, 2015 / 4:10 am

    Although I appreciate the humor in the piece, I do believe that the re-enactment community serves a purpose. This group stirs interest among the non-academics (civil war buffs) like myself.Lets say that a kid who attends his or her first re-enactment develops an interest in the Civil War era and goes on to become a first rate historian .

  5. Rick Martin August 7, 2015 / 5:15 am

    I never understood the “educational value” of pretending to be dead in battle reenactments. In war the dead don’t get back up again.

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