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Civil War Reenactment

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by BobinKy, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. BobinKy

    BobinKy New Member

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    This weekend I am taking my grandchildren to watch their first Civil War reenactment. Does anyone have any suggestion?

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  2. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Enjoy the program, its usually a lot of fun. But look out for the language factor with kids, a lot of these guys take their realism to extreems and soldiers are not always known for mild language.
     
  3. billwald

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    Lots of fun. So was public hangings.
     
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    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    There is a quote about history, Bill....
     
  5. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Wow, how old are you bill?

    Just for fun I checked online, the last public hanging in the United States was in Kentucky on August 14, 1936.
     
  6. billwald

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    I was thinking of England in the 1800's. Public hangings became so . . . disgusting that they were ended and England began to ship felons to the colonies and Australia.

    I don't think historical mass killings should become amusements. Or should Germany stoke up some "for fun" gas ovens?
     
  7. Arbo

    Arbo Active Member
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    You are absolutely right. 'Rock/scissor/paper' battles are a much better way to teach the kids about the Civil War.
     
  8. billwald

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    These days kids think that meat is made in the back room of a supermarket. Half don't know that an animal must die for them to eat meat. Most have never seen a dead person. Many think computer games are real life. No wonder the concept of the blood of Jesus has gone out of fashion.
     
  9. Arbo

    Arbo Active Member
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    And that relates to Civil War reenactments how?
     
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