By BRENDAN KIRBY
Several hundred volunteers Wednesday took a wagon ride around the site of this month's Battle of Antietam re-enactment.
In order to stage the 135th Commemoration of the Civil War battle, organizers are relying on a small army of people to park cars, direct traffic, pick up trash and perform other duties.
"Not all the jobs are very glamorous, but they are all necessary," said Georgene Charles, who is spearheading the drive to recruit and organize volunteers.
Many of the volunteers who showed up at Wednesday's orientation represented multiple generations.
"We enjoy doing it. It's just the fact of getting to do it," said Fairplay resident Kevin Graff, who has helped in Charles' annual illumination activities at the battlefield.