AN INSIDER'S LIVELY BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK AT THE FASCINATING WORLD OF CIVIL WAR REENACTING Real people. Real life. Real history. Real experiences. Mark Brian Swart knows that reenacting is not just what you see on TV. It's a reality all its own; a combination of high emotions, glowing... read more
Much of the content involves the parts of Civil War reenacting that no one ever gets to see or hear about - except the reenactors! All the content comes from the personal experiences of the author and his friends and fellow reenactors. There is much in the way of humor, enlightenment,... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Much of the content involves the parts of Civil War reenacting that no one ever gets to see or hear about - except the reenactors! All the content comes from the personal experiences of the author and his friends and fellow reenactors. There is much in the way of humor, enlightenment, entertainment, education, opinion and just plain-old FUN!
““Our ancestors have bequeathed unto us a legacy beyond value, and often beyond our ken. They have left us their thoughts, words and actions. They have left us History. For all its lessons, history remains unappreciated and disregarded by many. Witness the frequency that it is repeated to the detriment of mankind.””Excerpt from an Ancient Text
““A Past Forgotten is a Life Forgotten.””Displayed on a Banner in a Public Library in the Midwest
““If we don’t care about or preserve the Past, then there is not much hope for the Future.””Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
““Some dumb bastard is always attempting to change the Way Things Were; he would be well advised to concentrate more fully on improving the Way Things Are.””The Author
Chapter One:Company, Fall In!
Chapter Two:A Bit of Background
Chapter Four:‘FARBE’ and First Person
Chapter Five:So, What Do We Do Out There?
Chapter Six:Mr. Murphy Comes To Call
Chapter Seven:Unit Structure
Chapter Eight:Making a Good Impression
Chapter Nine:Who Can Do It, and What They Can Do
Chapter Ten:Safety First
Chapter Eleven:Rebs and Yanks
Chapter Twelve:Clothing and Equipment
Chapter Thirteen:Feelings and Magic Moments
Chapter Fifteen:Between 5 and 7
Chapter Seventeen:Lantern Tours and Living History
Chapter Eighteen:Campin’ Out
Chapter Nineteen:Dealing With The Weather
Chapter Twenty:Shootin’, Sleepin’ and Flag-Wavin’
Chapter Twenty-One:Vittles and Such
Chapter Twenty-Two:Animals and Reenacting
Chapter Twenty-Four:Drill......or Getting Drilled?
Chapter Twenty-Five:Monkey Business
Chapter Twenty-Six:What’s Wrong With Reenacting?
Chapter Twenty-Seven:Coming......and Going
Chapter Twenty-Eight:Marching On......
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