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Knights Ferry Hosts Civil War Battles
Troops line up for inspection prior to entering the battle during the 2017 Civil War Days in Knights Ferry. The American Civil War Association returns to the hills surrounding the historic covered bridge for this years reenactment, March 17 and 18. - photo by Marg Jackson/The Leader


The American Civil War Association is hosting its annual Knights Ferry Civil War Days this coming weekend.

Gates open at 9 a.m. each day, Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18.

Battle times are Saturday, noon and 3 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Battles will be hosted at the historic Knights Ferry covered bridge, part of the Stanislaus River Parks system. There will also be encampments on both sides of the river to visit, with Union and Confederate soldiers, women and children providing a ‘living history’ lesson for attendees. More information is available by visiting the website at

No charge to attend, but some parking areas do require a fee.

Also, as part of the festivities, the Knights Ferry Community Club will put on its traditional fundraising spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 17. Hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and dinner will be served at the Club House on Main Street. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under and the price includes the spaghetti dinner, dessert and beverage. Tickets will be available at the door or call 209-881-0440. There will also be prize drawings during the evening.