Maybe the Civil War Is Not Over

I’ve often wondered why this hasn’t happened before:

In the passionate world of Civil War re-enactors, authenticity is everything — from uniforms with historically correct stitching to hardtack made from scratch.

A battle re-enactment last month pushed realism to the limits: A retired New York City police officer portraying a Union soldier for a documentary film was shot in the shoulder, possibly by a Confederate re-enactor.

The shooting sent the 73-year-old to the hospital and left the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office in rural southeastern Virginia with a Civil War-style CSI case.

Re-enactors take their hobby seriously, but come on, real musket balls??


2 responses to “Maybe the Civil War Is Not Over

  1. Pingback: The war of secession still simmers « Douglas and Main

  2. It has happened a few times in the history of reenacting – about once every 5 years or so, I’d estimate. There are crazy folks everywhere, and sadly, they’re in the reenacting hobby as well.

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