Living History: Reenacting the Civil War

Reenacting Civil War battles and the events related to them is a popular hobby whose enthusiasts keep alive the memory of the heroes on both sides of the Mason Dixon line who prized duty and honor above life itself. The events often draw hundreds, even thousands, of participants and onlookers. Every effort is made to duplicate details of the historic events. Participants may even attend seminars conducted by experts in which they learn how to outfit and arm themselves, cook, eat, and "die" just as real Civil War soldiers died. These books provide information on this fascinating hobby. There are also a number of online sutler stores where Civil War uniforms, clothing and other goods can be purchased.