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929Re: [TalkAntietam] Reenactment of Antietam

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  • John Furey
    Sep 10, 2002
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      Sorry for the spelling!!
      John

      John Furey wrote:

      > Gerry
      > Don't be so modest. You are knowledgeable of the CW and one of the big
      > reasons of reinactments is to educiate the public. You do this by talking,
      > not firing.
      > I once gave a lecture at Marist College on the Battle of Antietam. I'm no Tom
      > Clemans, but the students and public thanked me not for the lecture per say,
      > but what they never knew about The CW in general and the battle in
      > particular.
      > Guys like you do this each time you go out on the field. Pat yourself on the
      > back, you are a credit to all us buffs.
      > John
      >
      > NJ Rebel wrote:
      >
      > > Dave,
      > >
      > > I will be at that event. There is INSURANCE which is very
      > > expensive, land use permits, porta johns, road construction,
      > > etc., not to mention food, water, etc. Corporate sponsorship was
      > > sought to help defray many of the costs. There are 13,000
      > > reenactors registered for the event and they are expecting a
      > > sizable number of spectators. There is also event staff that have
      > > to be covered, etc.
      > >
      > > I agree with some of what you say, but reenacting needs to cover
      > > its expenses and pay its own way SOMEHOW. I am not shouting at
      > > you but emphasizing how prohibitive it could be cost wise if the
      > > public bore all the costs for an event. The mega events are
      > > really not a true way to reenact but they are a very good way to
      > > educate a large group of people into some idea of what the actual
      > > soldiers experienced in the battle situations. Living history
      > > events and similar where either the public pays or the reenactors
      > > pay are more locally run ones.
      > >
      > > I am still relatively new at the reenacting hobby but I am sure
      > > those in the group who have been in the hobby for several years
      > > could provide more information.
      > >
      > > Your humble servant,
      > > Gerry Mayers
      > > Pvt., CS Signals,
      > > Longstreet's Corps
      > >
      > > A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!
      > >
      > > "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      > > on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      > > Edward Lee
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Dave Clugh" <dclugh@...>
      > > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 9:02 PM
      > > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Reenactment of Antietam
      > >
      > > >
      > > > Group:
      > > >
      > > > I have not done nor been to a Civil War Reenactment for several
      > > years. One of the reasons I stopped is the fact it became a bit
      > > too expensive.
      > > >
      > > > Can anyone give insite as to the reasons Civil War Reenactments
      > > charge such high registration fees, or even why registration fees
      > > are charged at all? I currently do Rev War and sites, most are
      > > original ones at that, pay us to attend and do reenactments of
      > > varying sizes. I recall doing a Civil War event at Cedar Creek
      > > one year and having to shell out money for straw and then
      > > firewood!
      > > >
      > > > I visited the Antietam site and see that it would cost anywhere
      > > from 17 to 25 dollars per participant to register depending upon
      > > when they received the money. These "sponsors" then are charging
      > > the public more to come and see. Geeze, I think it is something
      > > like 25 dollars for a day pass and 40 something for three days.
      > > They are probably charging for parking as well.
      > > >
      > > > I found it offensive that I would be charged a registration fee
      > > after supplying all of my equipment and powder etc. and then the
      > > public is charged more to boot to come see me (us) do our thing.
      > > the reenactors get nothing in return other than a place to play.
      > > >
      > > > Does anyone have ideas on this? I am curious. Who is making the
      > > profits off of the reenactors?
      > > >
      > > > I realize there must be some compensation for land use, crop
      > > damage/parodies, insurance, logistical support, etc. But
      > > shouldn't that come from what the public is charged?
      > > >
      > > > Your servant,
      > > >
      > > > Dave Clugh
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > From Dave Clugh Sgt. 3rd Pa. Light Inf.
      > > >
      > > > dclugh@...
      > > >
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