I have studied civil war history for well over 50 years and got into re-enacting in 1986 with 1st Manassas and the 125th. and am well past my prime anymore to do much running around. I mostly do local Living History events anymore as a doctor or a telegrapher. I am just not physically up to running throught the briar and brambles chasing those yankees anymore (Damn it). I now understand why Great Grampa gave up chasing them after four years.
I will say one thing that walking all those miles in those Jefferson Brogans sure puts a different understanding on reading those O.R.'s and other references.