Civil War Reenactment

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    My son and I were at a Civil War reenactment today. There were 5 cannons which fired. Many auto alarms were making noise after the cannons went off.

    My question is this. Why were some soldiers on both sides wearing green uniforms?

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    Union Sharpshooter uniforms were forest green.
     
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    Not all Civil War soldiers wore the well known blue & gray. Most do at the Civil War reenactment near my hometown.
     
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    Maybe they're Irish.
     
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    Part of the 69th regiment I believe.
     
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    From what I hear from my reenactor friends it seems that there are some restrictions unique to reeinactors. First of all no bayonets allowed for obvious reasons and no ramrods allowed because in the heat of a reeinactment it seems that the soldier might forget to take the ramrod out of the barrel after loading a blank charge and the ramrod could be launched like an arrow. No knives either because the soldiers sometimes take the emotion level too seriously and fistfights have been known to break out when the armies clash.
     
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    The stepson was involved in Civil War reenactments some years back. Yes, there are many sipulations and restrictions right down to stitches and buttons.

    We went to Missississississississipi where he participated in a major scrum. It was the damndest thing I ever saw. It's like you're in a time warp, seeing it as the battles unfolded. They eat, sleep, shit, and die 1800's.
     
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    I now know that Union Sharpshooters wore green. Why did the Redals wear green?
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    What battle and year was the reenactment
    When I ask what year I mean was it 1861 62 63 or 64
     
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    Yep did you ever try it? I did it for 10 years.
     
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