Tag: militia

  • Short Takes

    The militia is gathering here in NC. No, it’s not those weird guys in camo, it’s a group reenacting the historic North Carolina militia. The Zebulon B. Vance Birthplace State Historic Site is hosting the annual fall militia encampment Saturday and Sunday. The event, which has happened in one form or another at the site […]

  • Alabama Militia

    I came across a lengthy article on the Alabama militia and self-defense forces, with lots of good information about the prewar militia companies who formed the core of the Confederate army. We often hear that the armies of 1861 were composed only of amateurs but this wasn’t completely true. There were quite a number of […]