Another New Civil War Blog…

by Brett Schulte on May 7, 2006 · 2 comments

Thanks to Mike Koepke and Andy Etman for informing me of another Civil War Blog, entitled Seeing the Elephant (recreated). Here’s blog author Eric’s initial post, in his own words:

This is my first post for this blog, so I’ll introduce myself, and the angle I hope to take with this blog.

My name is Eric, and I’ve been a reenactor on and off for the last 23 years. Done the Civil War, WW1 and WW2. Heck, I even flirted with going into the SCA. My first event was a small to-do in Boone, NC for Appalachian State University’s History Department. Since then, I’ve been around the block a few times. I first started off as a dismounted cavalryman and then migrated into the infantry. I’ve been part of four great groups, including my current hangout group.

In the time I’ve been going to reenactments (I call ’em “gigs”, a term I picked up from a friend of mine), much of the fun is the getting to and coming from. Many tales can be told of the wild road-trip and sites along the way. Hey, they make funny asides for the most part.

The great thing about the gigs is the sheer entertainment value of the trip and reenactors. Great stuff.

Check out the Siege of Petersburg Online for the latest on the Petersburg Campaign!

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mntineer May 8, 2006 at 5:37 pm

You forgot the picture of the handsome devil!! 🙂 Thanks for the mention and I’ve blogrolled you, and set out the welcome mat for your readers on Seeing the Elephant (recreated).


Brett S. May 8, 2006 at 5:40 pm


You’re welcome. I’m always on the lookout for new Civil War bloggers. It’s a pleasure to add your blog to the list.



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