Jefferson Exchange | June 6, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Vicksburg... Antietam... Shady Cove?

A Civil War reenactment in Illinois. No actual battles were fought there, either.
Credit Wikimedia
Jim Kingery and Pam Smith set up how their Civil War reenactments work.

    

The nearest Civil War battle was a long way from our part of the country. 

But the Civil War and its impact on the country are too big to contain on the actual battlefields. 

That's why re-enactors like the members of the Cascade Civil War Society don the blue and the gray and wage fake war. 

They'll fight "The Battle of Stewart State Park" next weekend.  A couple of re-enactors join us to explain the process, and its appeal.  
 

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