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Civil War In Ferry

POSTED March 20, 2012 11:03 p.m.

The sounds of muskets and cannons and the smell of gunpowder will linger in the air over Knights Ferry this weekend, as visitors to the picturesque hamlet are transported back in time.

It’s time again for the annual Knights Ferry Civil War Days, which are taking place Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 at the Knights Ferry recreational area near the historic covered bridge.

It’s an event that draws visitors from around the area for Civil War reenactments where people can view and interact with living history. Between battles, the authentically costumed re-enactors are available at their camps to demonstrate daily activities of the time from cooking, to entertainment, to trades. The two-day event typically occurs rain or shine.

There have been rare occasions when the battles – two are offered on Saturday and two more on Sunday – have had to be canceled due to inclement weather. Those planning to attend this weekend should also check the weather conditions, with rain a distinct possibility.

The battle scenes are realistically acted out, with the North and South exchanging musket fire and army units advancing on each other among the hills of the Ferry.

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