Paul Vaselopulos, right, demonstrates how to use a musket.
Photograph by Ross Sylvestri
Alexandria On Saturday, June 8, the Fort Ward Park Museum held its Civil War Fort Day, which involved what life was like for soldiers during the War at what was then a Union Army installation. There were actors who were dressed up as soldiers as well as civilians. Part of the event involved showcasing a typical encampment for the rank-and-file soldiers.