Covering the Civil War for the Washington Post

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Two weeks ago I attended a Cvil War reenactment in the tiny tourist town of Three Oaks, Mich. While this may have been any normal summer weekend in Harbor County, this Civil War reenactment followed the violence in Charlottesville, a weekend that involved horrible violence and anger over Confederate statues in the South.

My story, which ran in the Washington Post, looks at Civil War reenactments through the lens of Charlottesville and asks whether or not the same scrutiny over the monuments would be applied there. I also found that many in this community felt the tension from the statues debate and worried that their hobby, which they insist is about history, will soon die out. The story also featured my debut as a photographer! Check it out here.

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