The 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Company D, is a non-profit organization of living historians who re-enact the encampments and battles of the American Civil War period of 1861-1865. Comprised of approximately 40 men and women who portray members of the Confederate military and their civilian companions, it is a family-oriented group that draws its membership from the Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin counties surrounding Chicago. The purpose of the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Company D, is to honor the bravery and devotion of those who sacrificed their lives during the American Civil War, and to do it by re-enacting in a manner and style that is authentic, educational, safe, and enjoyable.