We realize that many of our own members have memberships
with other units so there is no need for you to leave you
present unit. Our members hail from areas of Hagerstown in
Maryland, Waynesboro and Shippensburg in Pennsylvania.
We attend living histories within the Tri-state area to
support the local, regional, state and National Parks that
relates to the American Civil War. Because of this, there are
no annual dues to become an associated member. All historical
sites that we do living histories for, use our expertise to
help them in order to accomplish their mission statement.
We are living historians and NOT re-enactors. Our main goal
is to educate the public about the average Civil War soldier
through living history whether its Confederate or Federal. Our
unit impressions are based on the actual event scenario. In
this way we are able to be historically correct for the time
and place of the event itself. We research each program that
is being conducted prior to each event. Meaning we research
everything from uniforms, camp life, rations to equipment
carried by the soldiers and their experiences as it relates to
that site. We then interpret and demonstrate our research to
the public. We sleep on the ground by the fire just as the
soldier did. We eat what they ate and we carry everything we
need. By re-living history, it enables us the best way to meet
our goal and by doing so we, just as many other authentic
groups, correctly educate the public.
Attitude is everything to us. Our motto is "In order to
educate the public, we must first educate ourselves." We are
always looking for good, quality living historians to fall in
with us. While we stress the average new recruit to purchase
the most authentic uniforms and equipment, we are willing to
work with mainstreamer if they are willing to upgrading their
equipment and general impression within one year.