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Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
Events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

The remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter, S.C., underway until April 17 will give rise to a host of reenactments throughout the nation until 2015, although you're unlikely to see one on a National Park Service battlefield. That's because policy usually prohibits battle reenactments on NPS land, so the redux will more than likely be on a nearby field. Still, there are plenty of engagements to watch. Many battles have two names because the North named skirmishes after the nearest body of water (Bull Run), and the South named conflicts after the nearest town ( Manassas). Most sesquicentennial events will be scheduled for the weekend...

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