Stories tagged with: Civil War Reenactment

July 10, 2011 - 8:02pm
3 years 1 week ago

Bringing history to life, reminds us of the bloodshed and battle for those who fought in this country's deadliest war. A closer look at the group that has been re-enacting parts of the Civil War for over 20 years in McConelsville....preserving what happened nearly 150 years ago.

Confederate and Union Solider's prepared for battle Sunday afternoon.

"It's going to be bloody, always is," said Re-enactor Robert Collins. "We believe in what Lincoln's doing and we...

July 9, 2011 - 4:50pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

If you were in McConellsville early Saturday might have noticed something a bit out of the ordinary in front of the Morgan County Courthouse.

It was the 24th Annual Civil War Re-enactment. Each year the Morgan County Re-enactors Association line up as Union and Confederate soldiers. Re-enactor, Ernie Parnell has been apart of the Civil War display since he was eight and said, it's a hobby unlike any other.

"The reasons they do it is multiple, some of them do...

July 11, 2010 - 7:26pm
4 years 1 week ago

The 21st century is getting a first-hand look at what life was like on the Civil War battlefield.

For 23 years, Morgan County has been the site for the reenactment of 'Morgan's Raid,' one specific battle in a series of battles that took confederate General John Hunt Morgan through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Re-enactors surely look the part, but they also act the part as they bring history to life with booms from canons and smoke from muskets.

"It's things like that that...

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