Civil War Re-enactors Weigh in on Confederate Monuments Controversy

November 05, 2017 01:49 AM
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The U.S. Civil War ended more than 150 years ago, but some Americans gather on old battlefields to re-enact this historic era in great detail today. They buy uniforms, authentic weapons, gather food typical of that era and sleep in tents on their ancestors' battlefields. These re-enactments come at a time when many Americans are debating the future of monuments to the losing Confederate side. VOA's Anush Avetisyan visited camps set up by the recreated "armies" of both sides.