Behind the scenes of Civil War battle reenactments

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A line of people dressed in Union Civil War uniforms kneel in the grass and fire off old guns.
Union reenactors fire a volley during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. Matt Rourke/AP Photo

From the Romans to the “sham battles” of the 1800s, historical battle reenactments have been around for a long time. We talk with a Wisconsin Marine veteran about his reenactment career and how he strives for historical accuracy.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Robert Warren Guest

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