Gettysburg wasn't Gordy's first re-enactment during the 150th anniversary of the war. He was at Shiloh, the bloodiest battle in the western theater, and Wilson's Creek, the first major battle in the west.
Chickamauga looms for Gordy in September. Before that he plans to ride from Ottumwa to Lamoni, Ill., for a re-enactment there. That ride will be done in the style of a Civil War campaign, with all the gear with him on the horse.
With more battles ahead, Gordy has plenty of memories still to make. And he's looking for a few more people to make them with. It's another parallel to the war.
“We're always recruiting,” he said.
Interested in becoming a Civil War re-enactor? David Gordy wants to talk to you. He can be reached at (641) 455-3967 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.