Welcome to both of you, Fedreb and Kernow-ox. I've been reading your comments with interest. We were also in the Shenandoah Valley last autumn to do Jackson's Valley Campaign and really liked all the historic sites as well as the wonderful scenery. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. While we were there, we attended the battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment, which prompts my question to you both. Do you have any re-enactment groups in the UK for the American Civil War? Do you have many groups for any other wars as you have had many in your long history?
Thanks for the welcome. Yes there are Civil war Re-enactors here. In my area we have a really active group called the Southern Skirmish Society who travel all over the UK.Unfortunately I find it hard to fit in the time to see much of them.
Here in Kent we have a show every year called War & Peace, supposedly the biggest re-enactment gathering in the world, held at the County Showground every August, where you can see all sorts of military groups and hardware from the Romans to the German Panzer Legions. It lasts only 4 days but you would need 2 weeks to see it all so you really have to plan your day to see the bits you want.