Thanks for posting the article about round mountain.
It contain the same generic statements that I have come to expect from such articles. But in the case of the Battle of Round Mountain, nothing was really true. There were no Union troops in uniform at the Battle period. The exidous towards Kansas was more like a mob of families taking everything that they could with them. I understand that this battle would be very hard to recreate accurately, but it appears that no one even bothers to attempt to get it right, and that includes telling any person who comes to view it that the site is in contention with another.
If the purpose of reenacting is to generally inform the public about the histography of the conflict, then the Battle of Round mountain held at yale, does a major dis-service. I once asked why the hand out paper didn't bother to mention the fact another site than yale was considered, and was told scoffingly that the Key stone location wasn't a serious question, and that they didn't see any reason to bother to give it even the due consideration or acknowledgement that others question the location. I feel that the reenactment is doing just the opposite that most reenactors claim they are interested in doing, namely honestly and objectively informing the public about their history. I stopped attending this event several years ago just for the reasons stated above. And that is really a shame to because for small generic reenactment they do a very good job, just not with claiming to reenact the battle of Round Mountains, no artillery involved that we know of, no Federals in Uniform that I know of.
I have reenacted for over 25 years, and the Yale event does little to represent what the civil war was like in the Indian Nations, and probably actually does more harm in presenting the battle of Round Mountain as a standard battle between the forces of the north and south.