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Scholar and Leader Joins CWHI!

CWHI is elated to announce that Scot Buffington has joined its board as a Reenacting Liaison Director. In doing so, Scot brings considerable skill and acumen as both an organizer and an educator that has benefitted many units, events, and programs in the world of interpreting living history to the public.

Scot has been involved in Civil War reenacting since 1985. Through the New Brighton Pennsylvania Historical Society, he helped form the recreated Company C, 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He has proudly been a continuous active member of that unit for nearly four decades. Additionally, Scot is currently serving as commander of the 3rd Regiment, United States Volunteers, of which he is its longest-affiliated active member. In his time in the hobby, Scot has also helped organize and command numerous events, yet he still finds time to enjoy portraying a private soldier – his favorite impression!

Not one to remain too idle, Scot also does WWII reenacting and living history. In that era he equally brings his studious attention to detail, organizational skills, and administrative prowess. Several keynote events and programs in WWII reenacting directly benefit from Scot’s committed passion, teamwork, and planning.

Scot currently teaches US History at Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He considers himself exceptionally blessed to be able to bring into his classroom the same passion that he carries into the hobby. He is the descendant of many soldiers who fought on both sides of the American Civil War – some of whom faced one another across the hallowed fields we have the privilege to trek in our pursuit of bringing history to life.

In joining CWHI as a Reenacting Liaison Director, he will be focusing his work on the Federal side of the hobby with Brian Gesuero – also a Reenacting Liaison Director on CWHI’s board – focusing on the Confederate side. Both of these exemplary gentlemen look forward to working as a team to further benefit the hobby with proactive outreach, genuine diplomacy, and collaborative encouragement.