Claude Bauer, holding a fife, plays the role of musician.
Photo by Rikki George/The Connection
The Third U.S. Regular Infantry Reenactors offered a slice-of-life May 20, on how union soldiers lived in the area of Arlington’s Columbia Heights neighborhood during the Civil War.
On May 24, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln ordered troops to defend Washington, D.C. That entailed thousands of northern soldiers to fortify an area that stretched from what is now Rosslyn to the Pentagon.
According to reenactor Peter Vaselopulos, Civil War Camp Day brings greater awareness to Arlington’s Civil War history.