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Civil war weekend to be held in Gloucester

The first event in Gloucester County’s multi-year commemoration of the Civil War will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday in and around the historic court circle.

Reenactors from throughout Tidewater will be coming to town to put on a recreation of the last muster of the Gloucester Militia, as well as perform a number of other living-history activities. Participants will play period music, explain about Civil War medicine, and hold drill and musket demonstrations. A reenactor will also portray Gen. Robert E. Lee.

"One Nation Divisible," an exhibit of memorabilia directly related to Gloucester County and the Civil War era, will be located in the Clayton Building on the Court Circle. The never-before-displayed exhibit will recount the story of Gloucester’s Home Guard of infantry, cavalry and artillery that in 1860 answered the call to mobilize and evolved into Confederate regulation troops in 1861.

Gloucester has been loaned material from two of the large...

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