Reenactments

Discover the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House

Discover the Battles of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House

In the spring of 1864—150 years ago—the toil, sacrifice, and destruction of three years of Civil War merged into a swelling Union tide whose advance seemed inexorable, even if its success and destination remained in doubt. The Civil War became a whirlwind, rushing southward through Virginia and the Confederacy. Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg joined the lengthening list of the nation’s bloody battlefields.  That divided nation and the world watched intently, for that spring and summer the final course of the war would be set.

 

Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches From the Unfinished Civil War

By Tony Horwitz

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"Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance... . Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways. Poignant and picaresque, haunting and hilarious, it speaks to anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mythic South and to the dark romance of the Civil War."

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South Of Shiloh: a Thriller

By Chuck Logan

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When Minnesotan Paul Edin is killed during a re-enactment of the battle of Kirby Creek near Corinth, Miss., local law enforcement quickly declares his death a tragic accident. But when Paul's widow, Jenny, learns that the bullet may have been meant for deputy Kenny Beeman, she's determined to uncover the truth.
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The Mammoth Cheese

By Sheri Holman

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The small Virginia town of Three Chimneys is home to not only the record setting birth of eleven siblings, but also a replica of a giant cheese once made for Thomas Jefferson, which the townspeople are trying to take to Washington D.C.
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Muletrain To Maggody: an Arly Hanks Mystery

By Joan Hess

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The Stump County Historical Society has funded a documentary film on the Skirmish at Cotter's Ridge of 1863. No one seems interested until it is mentioned that a shipment of Confederate gold was hidden somewhere during the skirmish and hasn't been seen since.
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Revenge Of the Wrought-iron Flamingos

By Donna Andrews

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Donna Andrew's extremely funny story of the re-creation of the October 1781 siege of Yorktown, complete with cannons, costumes and a crafts fair is enhanced by the addition of her wacky family.
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Mother Of the Bride: a Molly West Mystery

By Patricia Tichenor Westfall

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It would be enough of a challenge for Molly West to plan an ordinary wedding for her daughter, but Amanda wants the ceremony to be a costumed Civil War reenactment - and the date is only two months away. While planning the happy day, Molly is helping the sheriff as an unofficial deputy by collecting information from her meals on wheels clients. The skeleton the maid of honor found under her house is just one more obstacle in an already complicated agenda.
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Meet John Trow: a Novel

By Tom Dyja

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Steven Armour throws himself so completely into reenacting the part of Private John Trow of Connecticut that even he starts to wonder if Trow's ghost might have something to do with his sudden obsession.
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Judgment Of the Grave

By Sarah Stewart Taylor

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Harvard art historian Sweeney St. George investigates the murder of a man wearing Revolutionary War clothing in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Cat On the Scent

By Rita Mae Brown

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Leave it to Mrs. Murphy and Tee Tucker to figure out the connection between the murder during the Civil War battle reenactment and a missing plane. Who knew they could drive a car?
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