Civil War anniversary renews re-enact...

Civil War anniversary renews re-enactors' interest

There are 7 comments on the PittsburghLive.com story from Jun 26, 2011, titled Civil War anniversary renews re-enactors' interest. In it, PittsburghLive.com reports that:

Tens of thousands of Civil War re-enactors are expected to visit major battlefields, their interest renewed by the 150th anniversary of America's bloodiest war.

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“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#1 Jun 27, 2011
Well, freakin' of course they are all excited for the 150th Civil War Anniversary, this is their main interest. They chose to learn all about the history and it's effects on common folks. Plus, come on now, you know dressing for the part always enhances the mood. Ya all know chicks go after a man in uniform, something regal about the get-up.

Since: Dec 10

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#2 Jun 27, 2011
Yup, because there's nothing more regal than a bunch of 300lb gray-haired men dressed up in wool uniforms and pretending to be Civil War soldiers.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#3 Jun 27, 2011
The Grim Sleeper wrote:
Yup, because there's nothing more regal than a bunch of 300lb gray-haired men dressed up in wool uniforms and pretending to be Civil War soldiers.
OMG! You went there! Now come on, handsome and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Hey, at least they are taking part in a history lesson in real life and enjoying it! How about you couch potato, one more bag of chips to open and you'll be settled in for the night...ROCK ON!
Gettysburg Native

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Jun 28, 2011
The Grim Sleeper wrote:
Yup, because there's nothing more regal than a bunch of 300lb gray-haired men dressed up in wool uniforms and pretending to be Civil War soldiers.
LOL!!!That is funny because it's sooooo true. If you know anything about the Civil War you know that nearly all of the soldiers on both sides were malnourished so they looked like groups of marching skeletons. These old fat guys of today trying to be reenactors are about as authentic looking as a $10.00 Rolex that you might buy off of a street vendor in NYC.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#5 Jun 28, 2011
Gettysburg Native wrote:
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LOL!!!That is funny because it's sooooo true. If you know anything about the Civil War you know that nearly all of the soldiers on both sides were malnourished so they looked like groups of marching skeletons. These old fat guys of today trying to be reenactors are about as authentic looking as a $10.00 Rolex that you might buy off of a street vendor in NYC.
Okay, Okay, let's get off the peas porridge hot routine. if you would put an ad in the paper for lean men to portray Civil War reenactors, then i think it would be a discrimination suit. Does it really matter, what size their waist lines are? The fact is they chose to learn the history and wish to participate in the experience.Yo,Gettysburg native, I see you are watching 80's movies again with your Rolex joke. ROCK ON!
fred

Gettysburg, PA

#7 Jul 4, 2011
I think they finally cleared out. Altho someone with a cannon decided to fire one off at 11:30pm last night.

Now we await the bikers I guess. Atleast they don't have the attitude the 'woolies' and their fat-assed hooped wives have as they walk down the sidewalks.

Since: Aug 11

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#8 Aug 23, 2011
Oh man, not the bikers. I can't believe it is that time of year again! It seems like they JUST left.

Maybe I can leave town again before they get here!

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