Discussion With A Writer About Civil War Re-Enactment



From: “Nathaniel Sha” (nathanielsshapiro@gmail.com)
Date: Mar 15, 2017
Subject: discussion with a writer about Civil War reenactment
To: (mail@southernheritage411.com), (hk.edgerton@gmail.com)

Mr. Edgerton,

Hello. My name is Nathaniel Sam Shapiro. I’m a playwright and producer in New York City, where I’ve put on shows Off Broadway. I’m writing you because of a new project I am working on, which will be a play about Civil War reenactment. I want to write about this topic because I feel that the Civil War and the way it is remembered is incredibly pertinent in this day and age. I have always loved history, and always heavily research my topics before writing. I’ve been studying the long history of Civil War reenactment, and came across your name. I have a particular interest in the history of Black Confederates, which I understand you know a great deal about and are involved in.

I’m planning on coming to Virginia and possibly North Carolina in late April. I intend on being a part of reenactments. I am not sure where you’re located, but understand you often travel. If you happen to be in the area, I would love to meet and have a thoughtful conversation about your work and my project. I also may be able to come further south, closer to you. If that does not work, I am happy to speak over the phone, email, or video chat. Whatever works for you.

Please let me know if this would be of interest. Thank you for your time.

Best,
Nathaniel Sam Shapiro