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The 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.

The 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 families.

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 visits. 

CONTACT

President: Polly Steenhagen
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Gone But Not Forgotten:

Saturday, 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 you!


Grace Brooks
1982-2002