Weekend Warriors: Re-enacting the Civil War
Friday, April 08, 2011
The Siege at Bridgeport, a strategic site in Alabama, took place in 1862 — and again this year. Civil War re-enactors spend time and money reliving battles that were decided 150 years ago. They’ll tell you that if you just give it one weekend, you’ll be hooked, too. But one Confederate officer complains that it’s hard to find men who can ride and shoot these days; that’s why he brings his daughter to war. Produced by Gigi Douban.
Slideshow: Siege at Bridgeport, 2011