Skip to comments.Civil War re-enactment in Manassas canceled amid worries over violence
Posted on 08/21/2017 5:06:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
An annual Civil War re-enactment in Virginia was canceled Friday after participants shared worries over their safety following the recent violence in Charlottesville.
The two-day event in Manassas, scheduled to start Aug. 25, was meant to share how both Union and Confederate soldiers lived during the Civil War.
The event, which the city began hosting in 2011 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, has previously featured tent cities set up in the downtown area, an evening ball, and lectures about how the war started and why.
Patty Prince, a Manassas city spokeswoman, said some of the re-enactors called event organizers with worries that the racially charged atmosphere across the country over whether to tear down Civil War monuments would lead to violence.
Its just not a good time to have it, Prince said about the event. Its a very sad time in our country.
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The re-enactment should proceed. And the participants should make sure there’s not just powder in the muskets.
The left has won.
Where is their SPINE!
Good mercy, they’re bending to these anarchist animals.
This won’t end well!
How much tourism money is generated by reenactments? I know, as a Civil War buff, that I’ve spent money in southern states while looking at various memorials, statues and cemeteries.
I knew a Civil War reenactor who insisted people call him “Major.” That stopped when an elderly friend of mine, a vet of WWII, took him down.
And what are WWII re-enactors? Shinto warriors trying to win WWII?
You’d think that the cos-play generation would know that this is all make believe, pew-pew...
The Left is a bunch of Revolution 68 Communists who want to re-enact the Chicago DNC convention.
Sadder days ahead for America.
All due respect, but what part of my post suggested or implied I thought they were real soldiers?????
My post was about the bullying tactics of the left!
Straight from Alinsky’s playbook!!
I will never apologize for my Southern ( Confederate) heritage.
....kowtowing to Communist thugs and giving in only allows them to escalate!
‘And the participants should make sure theres not just powder in the muskets.’
yeah, sure; so both re-enactors and spectators are subjected to danger...brilliant...
“...they are reenactors not real soldiers...”
There are reenactors who are military veterans. I am one myself.
Good mercy, theyre bending to these anarchist animals.
This wont end well!
it already is not ending well, because anarchists will always set the tone...by the time they get reigned in, the damage is done...
The left is winning with the help of our Malignant Media. Is this cancerous trend that’s eating up our nation going to be turned around?
Has there ever been a nation that started on the path of self-destruction and then turned itself around to its founding principles?
Ignorance is strength
> Good mercy, theyre bending to these anarchist animals.
This wont end well! <
Bending to the anarchists is like feeding wild animals. They will be back, demanding more and more.
Well, remember, they are reenactors not real soldiers.
thanks, Captain Obvious...anything else...?
Never could understand re-enactments
Like the war was some game
It was tragic on both sides
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