Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War - Chapter 15 Strike the Tent Summary & Analysis

Tony Horwitz
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Chapter 15 Strike the Tent Summary and Analysis

In the final chapter, Horwitz summarized his conclusions after his many forays into the former Confederacy. The chapter is presented in two parallel narratives in alternating passages. In one narrative, Horwitz described his last time participating in a re-enactment with Rob Hodge, at the Gettysburg battlefield, In the second narrative, Horwitz described his father's rediscovery of the Civil War after his retirement.

It had been three summers since Horwitz had first rekindled his interest in the Civil War, sparked by Rob Hodge and his group of followers who passed by his front door during a documentary film shooting. As he marched with Hodge and his ever-growing group of "hardcore" re-enactors toward Gettysburg three summers later, he realized his Civil War "campaign" was through. Reflecting on what he had learned, Horwitz realized there were many different...

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