I recently closed a topic called, "Civil War??" because it was developing into a discussion of modern race relationships which have nothing to do with the WBTS. It had 986 posts in it and a lot of it was informative. For a link to it, click on this: https://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/threads/civil-war.110730/ That said, as this is the Civil War area of the reenactment section I think we ought to have a place to talk about it. Discussions about the cause of the war, events that happened during and shortly after the war during the Reconstruction period up to 1875, but not including the Indian Wars, people involved in the war and arms & equipment used in the war, are all acceptable topics. What is not acceptable are discussions about events or social things that happened after 1875.