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Civil War Buffs Converge for Re-Enactment in Mississippi

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Jackson, MS (AP) - Organizers say they're expecting 1,300
Civil War re-enactors to gather in northern Mississippi this
weekend to depict a battle that actually took place in Tennessee.

People dressed as Union and Confederate soldiers are reliving
the Battle of Fort Donelson, which took place in February 1862 near
Dover, Tenn., northwest of Nashville. The battle was a victory for
the North and helped keep Kentucky in the Union.

Re-enactors from as far away as Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois,
Pennsylvania and Maine registered for the event outside tiny
Michigan City, Miss., a stone's throw south of the Tennessee state
line.

History buffs say they're trying to recreate an authentic
experience of a war that started nearly 150 years ago.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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