We enjoyed going to the Glen in Glenview for yesterday's Civil War battle reenactment. The mock battle itself was quite smoky, as you can tell from the picture above. Next year begins America's Civil War 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial), so the Civil War will likely become a topic for everyday conversation in the coming months. Visiting actual Civil War battlefields also is sure to become a popular vacation destination over the next few years. Several states already have websites.
Americas Civil War battlefields are disappearing at an alarming rate, and the Civil War Preservation Trust
works to save them for coming generations. Their website gives further information including a great online Civil War History Center