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5,000 marchers will kick off re-enactment

July 02, 1997

Area residents will have the opportunity to see an expected 5,000 Civil War re-enactors march from the North End of Hagerstown to Antietam National Battlefield on Sept. 12, officials said Tuesday.

The nine-mile march, with re-enactors in uniform and carrying equipment, will start at 9 a.m. by the Long Meadow Shopping Center, said Jeff Driscoll with the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites Inc.

Driscoll and Stan Daywalt from the Antietam Commemorative Committee asked Hagerstown City Council members on Tuesday to underwrite $2,420 for police services and a $125 permit fee for the parade.

The parade could include cavalry and will include a battle demonstration near the Artz Farm, the site of the 135th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam that weekend, event officials said.

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"It's a great way to kick off the weekend," Daywalt said.

Council members also heard a request from the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's director to underwrite $990 of police services for a Sept. 13 concert at Municipal Stadium.

The concert is part of the Battle of Antietam commemoration and will include songs popular in Civil War days.

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