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5/5/07-Longview

Civil War Reenactment In Jefferson

Mounted troops charging into the lines, cannon fire, and the blue and gray clash once again in East Texas in an annual civil war re-enactment.  The second annual battle of Jefferson is being held this weekend in the streets of the city.  Hundreds of civil war re-enactors participate in a realistic house-to-house battle, pitting union and confederate soldiers using authentic period weapons.

Historians debate whether the battle really happened, but the re-enactment draws big crowds.  A second re-enactment is scheduled take place in downtown Jefferson at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com

 

 

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