Civil War Re-Enactors – Why On Earth Would They Want To Do What They Do?

Historian Glenn W. LaFantasie: “Why would anyone want to replicate one of the worst episodes in American history? Why would anyone want to pretend to be fighting a battle that resulted in lost and smashed lives on the field and utter grief among the soldiers’ loved ones back home? Is there any uplifting message to be derived from such playacting?”

Source: Salon 05/08/11