PS, that young looking lady in the pretty purple period dress is my better half.
Art, I know but what can we say. One of those bigger guys is me. We eat better nowadays for sure. Even in camp. The infantry always comes visiting the artillery camp because we have more time to cook. ;) The most honored things we do are marker dedications and ceremonies. We must remember our history.Rebecca, I married one whose ancestors were not here at that time but I have recruited her. She is a native born Texan and loves all my Mississippi relatives. I have a blue coat, sometimes we dont' have enough Yankees show up so to make it look more real, we do what is called "galvanize". We swap days on which side wins. Want the public to have fun watching and learning history. True, not revisionist history.
I married a Yankee. We reenact the battles almost daily, but the South always wins!
The healing still continues from the Civil War.It is good the local community have a stake in our past.The greater majority of Rebels joined the cause in the belief and defense of States Rights.One more thing: There were no overweight soldiers during the Civil War.Food and peace were scarce.