I’ve said it before, but I find most Civil War battle reenactments to be disrespectful to the memory of Civil War soldiers . . . It becomes problematic when reenactors cross the line from representing how units drilled and maneuvered on battlefields to simulating death. ~ Kevin LevinSome folks might get the impression that Levin's hobby is disrespecting "the memory of [Confederate] Civil War soldiers". But, as to his complaint, what does he expect battlefield reenactments to simulate? The Blue and Gray didn't exactly meet on battlefields to practice the Virginia Reel.
Maybe Levin and the boys would prefer the reenactors all lay down their muskets, hold hands and sing Kumbaya. And do films and documentaries also "cross the line" when actors simulate death? Should Saving Private Ryan have all the death and violence edited out of it?
My suggestion would be not to attend reenactments if you don't like them. Good Lord. What a bizarre post.