Civil War medicine

The American Civil War often gets credit for ending slavery and reshaping the federal government in this country. But the War Between the States has another, often overlooked legacy: It may have started a new era in modern medicine. As soldiers fell in unprecedented numbers from both injuries and disease, anesthesia became a specialty. The … Continue reading Civil War medicine

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Living history on CW battlefields

Beneath a hand-stitched Confederate flag, Terry Hancock prepared for battle.On this Saturday afternoon, his work as colonel was nearly finished. He'd trained new soldiers, devised field formations and passed combat instructions to captains leading the seven companies in his battalion. He'd buttoned his thick, wool Union uniform, filled his antique canteen and groomed his dark, … Continue reading Living history on CW battlefields

Nazi Warplane found

LONDON (Reuters) – A rare World War Two German bomber, shot down over the English Channel in 1940 and hidden for years by shifting sands at the bottom of the sea, is so well preserved a British museum wants to raise it. The Dornier 17 -- thought to be world's last known example -- was … Continue reading Nazi Warplane found

Georgia prepare for 150th Anniversary

As the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War approaches, Georgians are preparing observances of the four-year war that pitted brother against brother and changed the nation forever. The Tourism Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development has launched the state’s official Civil War website – http://www.gacivilwar.org – in commemoration of the … Continue reading Georgia prepare for 150th Anniversary

Reliving the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Weekend: March 11 - 13, 2011 Have a question you would like to ask a reenactor or living historian?  If so place your questions here or simply post them onto our facebook community.  If you would like to learn more about what is going on and when please click here and continue to visit Reenactor’s … Continue reading Reliving the Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Reflections On Reenacting

There is an element of escapism involved in dressing up like dead people, and playing make-believe, escapism in which J. R. R. Tolkien, he of Lord of the Rings, saw “an attempt to figure a different reality” and found emancipation. Perhaps that’s part of why people spend spare hours outfitting themselves in the garb and … Continue reading Reflections On Reenacting