Started my passion for the Civil War when I was young. Saw my first re-enactment at The Battle of Brandy Station when I was 12 (1983). Have quite a few ancestors that lived in and fought for the South. Was the recipient of a box of Civil War relics that my Grandfather found, as one of his passions was The Civil War and metal detecting (he lived in the Shenandoah Valley). I dig various aspects of being sentimental, mainly the historical side of it. I believe everyone should care about who they are and where they came from.