Last weekend, Miss Chef and I went to a Civil War re-enactment in Concord, northeast of Charlotte. It's small compared to most, but those involved are just as diligent about making the experience as authentic as any. In real life, there was no battle at Bost Grist Mill, but it sure makes a good location for one!
I put together another slideshow for your viewing pleasure, showing you the highlights of our afternoon. Please bear in mind two things: the actual battle, which lasted about half an hour, was a bit more complicated than I've represented it. And the guns were much, MUCH LOUDER than it seems.
Oh, and a third thing...all the "Go get 'em, Jeb!" and rebel hollering was not from the re-enactors. No, it was from a Grandpa standing behind us who talked to his grandson as if the war was an ongoing event. It's true, there are many who believe: the South will rise again!