FAQ’s for getting started in civil war reenacting.
How much does it cost to get started in civil war reenacting? A. It will cost you roughly 1,000 dollars to outfit yourself nicely. That includes an A frame tent, the uniform, all the leather, the gun, and several other miscellaneous items.
Where do I go to get the stuff I need to be a reenactor? A. You can attend civil war reenactments and visit the sutlers. A sutler is like the reenactors Wal Mart. A good one will have everything you need to get started. Or you can visit some places here online. www.fcsutler.com and www.sutlery.com are two excellent places you can get stuff from.
How will I know what to do as far as everything I will need to know about how to create an authentic impression on the field? A. This was something I was worried about when I got started into the hobby. Luckily I found the 44th and they taught me absolutely everything I needed to know from how to roll my powder rounds to how to dance at the balls.
How do I find out about upcoming events? A. The 44th has scheduled events for the whole year. But that doesn’t mean that we wont attend an event that isn’t on our list. A good place to go here online is to the camp chase gazette web site at www.cybergate.net/~civilwar/. They have the most accurate list of upcoming events I have encountered so far.