Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society (AGSAS) is
dedicated to remembering the importance and
sacrifices of civilians during the Civil War.
As historical interpreters, we want to honor them
by striving for authenticity in what we wear, what
we say, and what we do.
Atlantic Guard Soldiers Aid Society is an independent civilian organization, not an "auxiliary" of a military reenactment group. Our members include men, women & children.
Our focus is on portraying the average citizens of the Civil
War era. We adapt our impressions based on the event we are
attending and what kind of civilians are documented as
having actually been present. However, our basic, core
portrayal of is of the men, women and children of the middle
to working classes, predominantly in rural areas -- farmers,
shopkeepers, artisans and skilled laborers; as well as
small-town lawyers, doctors, and clergymen and their
Follow the links
on this website for more information on our approach to
Civil War reenacting, past and forthcoming living histories,
reenactments, workshops and study
Selected AGSAS PHOTOS:
But Not Forgotten:
December 6, 2004, marked the second anniversary of
the tragic and untimely death of our young friend
and colleague Grace Brooks, former AGSAS Secretary,
in a sledding accident.
Gracie, we miss