Fooling the Ghosts!
"Living History" as the "Real Thing": A Comparative Analysis of the Modern Mountain Man Rendezvous, Renaissance Fairs and Civil War Reenactments by Patrick McCarthy.
The Vietnam Returning Vet Experience
Joshua Chamberlain Gets the Bird 25 Colorized Photos So Vivid They'll Change How You See the Civil War
The man who dresses up as his ancestors
Russian sailor killed in U.S. Civil War commemorated in Maryland
Mormons in the Civil War: Their Own Cavalry + More Fascinating Facts
Explosive Bullets of the Civil War
Civil War re-enactor shot; shakes die-hards
The Birth of Civil War Reenacting
Fewer People Participate In Civil War Reenactments
What They Fight For: The Men and Women of Civil War Reenactment, a scholarly paper by Christopher George Bates
Luther Sowers Takes Hits (c. 1965)
Should Civil War re-enactments be abandoned?
The Hog Hill Guards, 1966
Man arrested for shooting at reenactors
Cold War reenactors
Living in the Past New Yorker cartoon
Playing "Taps" for the (Keokuk) Reenactment
From the 10/26/1861 Harper's Weekly
"Marines at the Battle of the Wilderness" from Leatherneck
"Marines at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1922" from Leatherneck
Terminal Lance: Reeactments
The Manliness of Taking Cover
The foolishness of Civil War reenactors
The rise and fall of Civil War reenacting
the 1946 Three Stooges short Uncivil War Birds: Part one, Part two. Note Moe's incredible line "Y'all ejaculated a mouthful!" and the effortless stack arms in part two at the 4:20 and 5:01 points. I see in 1946 people thought sideburns were common in the Civil War, a misunderstanding that persisted into the 1960's when I first became aware of it.
Conan O'Brien Becomes a Civil War Reenactor
Catharsis, Revision and Re-Enactment: Negotiating the Meaning of the American Civil War
Buff, as in Civil War (a tortured essay about a four letter word)
The Skirmish Will Be Followed By a Ladies' Tea
Bang, Bang, You're History, Buddy
The Rebel Yell Lives: Part I - Rediscovering History and The Rebel Yell Lives: Part II - Reenactors Charge Forward
Subculture Club's American Civil War Reenactors
The reenactment: How do the "soldiers" know when to die?
Reenactors Reliving Glories They Never Had
At Civil War commemoration, reenacting the battle for souls
Dr. Cathy Stanton's Being the Elephant (28.2 MB .pdf)
War Between the States Radio
Battle Deaths, 1940's to today
First Bull Run (or, if you prefer, First Manassas): It was always hot! The 1861 Version ("sweltering heat"). The 1961 Version. The 1986 Version (part one). The 1986 Version (part two). The 2011 Version.
Look who the sutlers were for the Rebs in the 100th anniversary version!
Rebs on the Rhine
The Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock
Pearls Before Swine cartoon
An Illusion So Real: Civil War Reenactors
The Grand Peace Jubilee of 1869
Civil War is Latest Yuppie Craze
Time warp shocker! Civil War Soldier Found in Georgia! Page one, Page two
Mr. Show: The Civil War Re-Enactments
Funny e-Bay ad (The Making of... short.)
How Men Die in Battle - By Frank Wilkeson
"How the South Was Lost"
Let's End the Civil War!
My 15 Minutes Out of the Attic
Once More... With Feeling: Reenactment in Contemporary Art and Culture
Merrie Melodies' "Confederate Honey" (1940)
"C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America" (2004)
Monty comic strip
Not all Civil War trivia is factual!
The Outer Limits Meets Gettysburg
Four for Freedom: America's First Abolitionists
Randolph County Rebel: Jim Kincade, the 7th Arkansas Infantry, and Reenacting the American Civil War.
Rebel raider disguised in hoop skirt
Dixie Tradition Kept Alive In Brazil Enclave
Antebellum Southern Christianity
Civil War Reenactors Live To Fight Old Battles
Change the past
Reenacting as Religion
Two Photographic Imponderables
Did Robert E. Lee really make a comment about the superior generalship of the Media?
Battles over Battlefields
Re-enactor presents Civil War medicine as it was
Wondermark - A strip combining 19th C. art with modern humor.
Conflict of Interest
Viva La Bam
1931. (The complete Google book is here)
The Official Records
Reenactors Prepare to Mark Battle of Bull Run
Sham battle at the Pan-American Exposition, 1901
Roman Days: Reenacting in the Coliseum!
Civil war reenactors' passion for history play out on old battlefield
Another excellent reason to study history
an excerpt from "Homage to Catalonia" by George Orwell
A Voice from Shiloh
Insects put disease on the battlefield
Embarking on a "Great Adventure" (the C.S.S. Hunley)
Combat Trauma Seen in Civil War
Confederate strategic rocketry
Buy American - or, why Old Men Shouldn't Fight New Wars
Old Joe - Gainesville's Schizoid Statue
Georgia's Lynching Re-Enactment
New Yorker Cartoon: Old Times
Powderfinger - Neil Young's account of a previously unknown naval engagement.
Bruce Catton Hates Reenactors!
Ex-Union Officer Leads Re-enactment
Erasing the Civil War
Civil War Re-enactments Foster Tourism
Civil War sites reborn as marketing tools
Student arrested for replica musket
The Annual Tamasite Battle Reenactment. (Never heard of it?)
The Double Standard March
Gods and Garbage - two American Spectator articles
Where did the words "Dixie" and "Yankee" come from?
What did the US Marine Corps do during the Civil War?
Did the US Civil War create 500,000 morphine addicts?
Happy Birthday to Rome
Gladiators Battle in the Colosseum -- Again
Civil War Epic Shut Down by "PC Crowd?"
Roger Ebert's Gods and Generals review
The Last Yankee War Widow Dies
The Sack of Dragons Wood
Reenactors in the Attic
Reenacting: A New Kind of War
New Business, Old War
Pieces of Paper Pinned to their Coats
The Longest Infantry March in History
The (Condensed) Red Badge of Courage
The First Amputee of the Civil War
Two Slavery Stories
Vatican Sitting On Time Machine?
The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
Book Review: The Civil War in Depth, Volume II
Turner Takes Gamble on Civil War Movie
Mark Shanks' Civil War reenactor survey
The Greatest Adventure of my Life (a film review by Dirty Mike Shurig)
How will reenacting play in Peoria?
Battle Acts, by Tony Horwitz (The New Yorker)
The Rebel Rousers (Confederates in the Attic)
The notorious Rob Hodge Wall Street Journal article about hardcores
Honoria Begone's response to the Wall Street Journal article
A Stinging Portrayal of Slavery (Washington Times)
Piss On Your Buttons
Civil War reenactors revere, learn from the past (Article about medical impressionists)
BRC set to bring Civil War to life at Virginia's historical Pamplin Park
Boy Scouts at Antietam (Boy's Life)
Boy Scouts at Cedar Creek (Boy's Life)
Reenacting: A Retrospective
Going Out With A Bang
Civil War Enthusiasts Burn Atlanta To The Ground
Some Men Play Soldier and Forget It's Just Play
Yo ho, yo ho - A Pirate's Life for Me!
Who's afraid of Virginia's Mouse? (Time)
Reenactors are Cattle! (Village Voice)
What's a Jonah? (from "Hardtack and Coffee")
"The Veteran" by Stephen Crane (Short story sequel to "The Red Badge of Courage")
The Southern Belle Tolls
"The War Prayer," by Mark Twain
Admit it! The Civil War Sucks! by Joe Queenan
Excerpts from John W. Haley's most excellent "The Rebel Yell and the Yankee Hurrah"
Confronting the Great Pretenders (Richmond Style Weekly, 5/23/95)
Catapults - flinging coffins, pianos and cars!
Tecumpseh Sherman: Environmental Terrorist?
"The Civil War: A Nation Pokes Itself in the Eyeball" by Dave Barry
Another View On "Cross-Dressing" (Civil War Times, 1991)
The Outside magazine article (3/96)
Buzzwords by Carla Koehl (Newsweek, 3/25/96)
Alex Heard's 1988 "Out There" article about reenactors
Talk of the Nation - CW Reenacting