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History with a Bang

Civil War re-enactors recreate camp life at Accotink Park.

Re-enactors demonstrated Civil War era weapons and ammunition, medicine and camp life April 28. The event was designed to give participants more knowledge of Civil War era life, including helping teachers to have a better understanding so they can better teach their students. The Civil War Camp was presented at Lake Accotink Park. This is the first year the Springfield park has hosted the event.