Young Civil War Reenactors Needed for Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

While I have not been following the production of Lincoln as much as I would like to be, I do have a source on the cast that says the production is in need for Civil War reenactors in their twenties, for filming in November. He tells me that he met two during rehearsal yesterday that really wanted to work, but were older than the specific need. For anyone that has studied the Civil War, this is not surprising, as most of the soldiers were young men and boys, which only added to the tragedy as casualty figures came in. If you are interested in taking part, please visit the Virginia Film Office website for more information, and you can apply by sending an email to, but please, only apply if you fit the need required.

This could be a great opportunity for young reenactors to work with one of the greatest directors of all-time, Steven Spielberg, as well as an all-star cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, as well as Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, and Hal Holbrook, among others.

That’s all for now, folks. Just wanted to lend a hand!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. If I wasn’t over the 200 pound limit, I might have been jumping on board this. Oh, well. Besides, I’m still holding out to be an extra in “To Appomattox,” God-willing.

  2. Ned says:

    The problem here is that young reenactors in their twenties are so few in number because of the cost of period impressions and weaponry which can run into thousands of dollars. It is the old, retired reenactors who have built up an impressive period wardrobe and their own personal arsenal of weaponry over the years who are ready, willing and able to take part in productions that sometimes take months of dedication out in the field that most young men in their twenties cannot commit to, having permanent jobs and school and families as main priorities. Now, if you could get some of these old fart reenactors to mentor some young ones and loan them their kits, you might have something going there. Good luck.

    1. Agreed on all points, Ned.

  3. David says:

    Is there a link to ask for information? I am interested!

  4. Leslie Mannheim says:

    I know im really late responding to this but I just found this today. Just wondering if reenactors are still needed. I know a lot of them!

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