Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 22

A Passion for the Past

Bringing history to life through reenactments
by Savanna Kaiser | info@ruralmissouri.coop

L

DZQFKDLUVEODQNHWWKHÀHOGZKLOHORXGVSHDNHUVEODVWPXVLFIURPWKH
·V7KHPLGGD\VXQLVKLJKZLWKDWHPSHUDWXUHWRULYDOLW-XVWEH\RQG
WKHIURQWURZUHVHUYHGIRUYHWHUDQVD:RUOG:DU,,WDQNUXPEOHVE\DQG
VROGLHUVRQIRRWDZDLWWKHVLJQDO7KHEDWWOHLVDERXWWREHJLQ+XQGUHGV
of spectators hold their breath and wonder if they've traveled back in time.
5HHQDFWRUV OLYH IRU WKHVH PRPHQWV ZKHQ KLVWRU\ OHDSV IURP WKH SDJHV
´5HDGLQJ DERXW LW LQ D ERRN MXVW LVQ·W WKH VDPHµ VD\V 0LNH 6KRHPDNHU D
teacher at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. "At these events, you can live
and breathe it."
7KHWHDFKHUKDVEURXJKWKLV\RXQJFDGHWVWRWKH::,,:HHNHQGLQ6W/RXLV
for more than a decade. "What we're doing is reaching another generation.
:KHQ,ZDVJURZLQJXS:RUOG:DU,YHWHUDQVZHUHVWDUWLQJWRSDVVDZD\DQG
,GLGQ·WKDYHWKHVHQVHWRDVNWKHPWKHLUVWRULHVWRYLVLWZLWKWKHPDQGOHDUQ
from their experiences," says Mike. "We must honor those who fought."
$FURVVFDPS:RUOG:DU,,VROGLHUVEHDPZLWKSULGHRYHUWKHLUMHHSVURFNHW
ODXQFKHUVDQGPDFKLQHJXQV7KH\·UHHDJHUWRYLVLWDQGDQVZHUTXHVWLRQVDV
DORQHEXJOHUSOD\VWDSV,IDYLVLWRUOLQJHUVWKH\PLJKWÀQGWKHPVHOYHVEHLQJ
VL]HG IRU D XQLIRUP 5HHQDFWRUV DUH DOZD\V ORRNLQJ IRU QHZ UHFUXLWV DQG ZLOO
happily bring you into their fold.

"Once you get involved, you're usually hooked for life," Mike says, smiling.
´:KHQZHÀUVWVWDUWHGZHJRWFRQFHVVLRQVWDQGVDWWKHDFDGHP\DQGVROGKRW
GRJVWREX\HTXLSPHQWDQGULÁHV,WWRRNKRWGRJVWREX\RQHULÁH7KDW
gives you an idea of the dedication of that group."
$WWKH::,,:HHNHQGDJURXSRIZRPHQIURPWKHQG5DQJHUVUHSUHVHQW
QXUVHVDQGDQHYDFKRVSLWDO7KH\GRPHGLFDOGHPRQVWUDWLRQVLQDODUJHWHQW
reminiscent of a scene from the television show "M*A*S*H." "We get to tell the
other side of the war, what happens after the battle," says Shanna Detzler-Cox.
"We explain how technology advanced and we show that, yes, women did serve
and we were right there close to the front lines."
6KDQQDÀUVWVWDUWHGUHHQDFWLQJLQDVD&LYLO:DUVROGLHU´,SRUWUD\HG
RQHRIWKHZRPHQJRLQJWRZDU,GLGWKHZKROHWKLQJIURPUXEELQJGLUWRQP\
IDFHWRJHWWKHÀYHR·FORFNVKDGRZWRFKDQJLQJP\ZDONDQGORZHULQJP\YRLFHµ
Jeff Erxleben, a Civil War reenactor from Festus and member of the 9th
Missouri Sharpshooters, pays his respects to family who fought and teaches
what it was like to live as an infantry soldier, including camp life. "Our tents
are canvas and yes, we sleep on the ground. One year it rained so much it was
OLNHDULYHUUXQQLQJWKURXJKRXUEODQNHWV$WDQRWKHUHYHQWLWZDVDERXW
GHJUHHVDQGZHKDGWRWKDZRXUFDQWHHQVRXWMXVWWRJHWDGULQN,WUHDOO\JLYHV
you a feel for what they went through."
He has marched with his unit along the same routes soldiers took through
Above: 'MZMP;EV VIIREGXSVW GEVV] XLIMV [SYRHIH GSQVEHI JVSQ XLI ½IPH SJ FEXXPI HYVMRK
the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Republic. Below left: .ERIX7MRK
[IEVWTIVMSHQSYVRMRKEXXMVIEXXLIVIMRXIVQIRXSJERYRORS[R'MZMP;EVWSPHMIV8LIWSPHMIV´W
VIQEMRW [LMGL [IVI ½VWX HMWGSZIVIH MR  EX;MPWSR´W 'VIIO [IVI ½REPP] PEMH XS VIWX EX
7TVMRK½IPH2EXMSREP'IQIXIV]XLVII]IEVWPEXIVBelow right: Bruce Enlow collects all kinds
of World War I and World War II memorabilia - such as this antique typewriter - and features
them around the encampment.



Rural Missouri - May 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - May 2019

Contents
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - Intro
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - Cover1
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - Cover2
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - Contents
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 4
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 5
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 6
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 7
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 8
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 9
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 10
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 11
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 12
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 13
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 14
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 15
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 16
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 17
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 18
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 19
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 20
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 21
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 22
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 23
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 24
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 25
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 26
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 27
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 28
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 29
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 30
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 31
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 32
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 33
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 34
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 35
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 36
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 37
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - 38
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - Cover3
Rural Missouri - May 2019 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202009
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202008
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202006
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202005
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202003
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202002
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201912
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201911
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201909
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201908
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201906
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201905
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201903
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201902
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201812
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201811
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201809
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201808
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201806
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201805
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201803
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201802
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201712
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201711
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201710
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201709
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201708
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201707
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201706
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201705
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201704
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201703
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201702
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201701
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201612
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201611
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201610
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201609
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201608
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201607
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201606
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201605
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201604
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201603
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201602
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201601
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201512
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201511
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201510
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201509
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201508
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201507
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201506
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201505
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201504
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201503
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201502
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201501
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201412
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201411
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201410
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201409
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201408
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201407
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201406
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201405
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201404
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201403
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201402
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201401
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201312
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201311
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201310
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201309
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201308
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201307
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201306
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201305
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201304
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201303
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201302
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201301
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201212
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201211
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201210
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201209
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201208
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201207
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201206
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201205
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201204
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201203
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201202
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201201
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201112
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201111
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201109
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201108
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201106
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201105
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/videotest
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201103
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201102
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201012
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201011
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201010
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com