Source: Buff: I find civil war buffs very interesting.   I have a cousin who is a huge civil war buff.  He retired from his medical practice and does civil war reenactments.   Uniforms, horses and whatever weapons they use.   His wife, also a retired doctor, joins him most of the time.  They have been putting together a book of letters written by actual civil war soldiers.   This is fascinating to me.  They learn everything they can and take part in battle reenactments that include sleeping in little tents. This goes above and beyond my comprehension.  They are amazing, passionate people living amazing lives.     We need these people because they keep history alive. My cousins.  The fascinating civil war buffs that used to be medical doctors.