My mom tells me they have Civil War battle reenactments in the North now, too. She said one came through Holland, Michigan recently, and there was even a convincing Abe Lincoln walking through the crowds! Hold on, Mom, that's no reenactment like they have down here. Abe Lincoln would doubtless get booed right off the battlefield if he made an appearance in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. This is where the Rebs are the stars of the show.
And what a show it is.
And just to prove we were there:
When Cousin David wasn't looking, I had this picture taken of me, with the Union soldiers marching in the background. Yes, I wore my "Michigander" shirt on purpose;)