Two Manassas events, Two Shiloh events...and it is just April of the first year of the 150th cycle.
It would seem that the collective hobby has learned nothing over the past 25 years. Personal agendas, the lure of the dollar and the awe of fake rank appears to still prevail within the world of reenacting. We went through all of this for the 125th events and we have the scars to show for it.
Granted, there are some very eloquent presentations as to why each of the competing events exist but all in all, it will have a negative impact upon a hobby already fraught with division, gas prices, shaky empires and politics.
While certainly based on bad experiences and well intended ( as in **** is paved with said good intentions), the groups who say they will not attend or support an event unless they are in command need to, nay, must change their bylaws, constitution or whatever document they rely upon to rationalize their attitude.
Perryville, Kentucky is a good example. The hobby has a chance to reenact the 150 on the actual ground but.........
Read this and shake your head or pick up your phone or head to your computer and insist on changes for the good of the service.