Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War - Chapter 6 Virginia: A Farb of the Heart Summary & Analysis

Tony Horwitz
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Chapter 6 Virginia: A Farb of the Heart Summary and Analysis

In Chapter 6, Horwitz was invited by Rob Hodge, the leader of the Southern Guard re-enactment group, to attend a weekend battle re-enactment of the Battle of the Wilderness which had take place in Virginia. The day before the battle, Horwitz borrowed some authentic Confederate clothing from Hodge and planned to meet the rest of the Southern Guard at the site.

When Horwitz arrived at the re-enactment, he could not find the Southern Guard so he joined up with another group, called Company H of the 32nd Virginia. The men of Company H were what Hodge called "farbs," not completely accurate in their garb or behavior. One of the men explained to Horwitz "We try to be authentic, but no one wants to eat rancid bacon and lie in the...

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