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Tim, the civilian
One of the more interesting historical figures portrayed during the recent Living History even at Lee Park was Dr. Magruder, whose house could be seen from the park; this doctor had opened the first hospital after the Civil War and was one of the founders of a public hospital that is still open today. The reenactor told me that he normally portrays military characters and that portraying a civilian was different for him but that this particular civilian had been such an exceptional man that he was happy to share his story with others. I have no idea what the good doctor looked like, but I love the character of the reenactor’s face and his expression.
Lee Park in Charlottesville, VA