"REENACTING IS NOT A GLORIFICATION OF WAR
RATHER A REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE THAT DIED FOR OUR FREEDOMS"
"We are people to whom the past is forever speaking. We listen to it
because we cannot help ourselves, for the past speaks to us with many
voices. Far out of that dark nowhere which is the time before we were
born, men who were flesh of our flesh and bone of our bone went through
fire and storm to break a path to the future. We are part of the future
they died for; they are part of the past that brought the future. What
they did--the lives they lived, the sacrifices they made, the stories
they told and the songs they sang and, finally, the deaths they
died--make up a part of our own experience. We cannot cut ourselves off
from it. It is as real to us as something that happened last week. It is
a basic part of our heritage as Americans".
The people that you meet here are down-to-earth individuals that really care what happens to you, in fact, it is an extended family. Oh, we do have our disagreements, in families you do too, but all in all when you join you will find it is the greatest group around.
Here are some names, e-mails and addresses of organizations that you can join up with..are looking for new recruits. One of them is Links to units looking for Recruits but after you are done here are some more.
The Southern Legion
Col. Joseph Leo
Includes CS Units in New England, NY, NJ, PA, and OH. Operates as the 6th Battalion while at events under ANV aegis.(CONFED)
Army of Northern Virginia
Colonel Don Breeden
1st Battalion, ANV
Covers New York to Virginia area.
Units: companies of the 4th Texas; 7th Tennessee; 3, 4th Alabama; 1st,7th, 9th, 12th, 19th, 30th Virginia; 1st Georgia; Hampton's Legion.
Holmes Brigade, United States Volunteers
(Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas,
John Terry (see listing under 37th Ill. (Arkansas) (UNION)
Chief of Staff
640 Krumsville Rd.
Kutztown, PA 19530 (UNION)
The Western Brigadeis a midwest-based Federal Umbrella organization.
This federation is organized on the battalion (regimental) and brigade level. All three branches of military service (infantry, artillery, cavalry) are represented.
Civilian Contacts and Other Things
This site is dedicated to Henry Pueschner