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Parkers Crossroads Hosts Civil War Encampment


A flag and caisson stand as a silent sentinels on ground that once shook from artillery fire.
Photo by Vaughn Maness / The Lexington Progress.


On both Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th, Parkers Crossroad took another miniature trip through time. The rebels and the yankees were back at it again. This time, however, it was less about fighting, and more about camping.    The “soldiers” were simulating the feel of an authentic, Civil War camp site. I talked to Billy Altom, a Union General, about the reenactment. He told me that they were reenacting the camp site in hopes of educating the public about how a Civil War camp would have looked like. They did this with the help about 25 “soldiers,” the usage of artillery, and by having tents and campfires.    Altom told me they…

For the complete story, see the June 7th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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