Civil War

Silk & Simplicity: Dressing the Part of a Civil War Lady

For years the Civil War era has held untold fascination for countless people. Historians have studied diaries and first-hand records of the war’s events, military strategists have carefully reviewed the campaigns of generals on both sides, and historical societies have painstakingly preserved and restored the sites of many of the battles. There are those who go beyond this, however, when they undertake to show today’s society what life was really like in the time of Lee and Grant. Immersing themselves in the culture, they step back in time several times a year to relive the period. These reenactors, or living historians, are a window to the past.

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