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Civil War convention to open

April 24, 1997

Nearly 600 people are converging on Hagerstown today for the opening of what is being billed as the largest-ever convention for people interested in Civil War history.

The Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites 10th annual convention, "Till the Sun Goes Down," runs through Sunday at the Four Points Hotel, formerly the Sheraton, on Dual Highway.

The convention features three of the country's best known Civil War historians, James M. McPherson, James I. "Bud" Robertson and Edwin C. Bearss.

Although the convention is not open to the public, there are still about 300 tickets available for a Friday night benefit at The Maryland Theatre.

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Stars from the film "Gettysburg" will be on hand to discuss the movie and clips will be shown, said association President Dennis E. Frye. Tickets are $30 each.

Although actor Sam Elliott is unable to attend because of a family illness, other actors will be there. There will be two surprise guests at the theater, he said.

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