The Rip Raps seek to portray the lot of the private soldier in the Western Theatre during the War Between the States.

There are a few things you should know about us:

1. We read. Books, letters, diaries, ordnance returns, supply records, after action reports, &c. &c. It is from these accounts we construct our impressions.

2. We drill, because they did.

3. We carry everything we use on our backs.

4. We focus on the overall impression as well as the small details.

5. We relish fun & fury.