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Civil War living history encampment planned

April 20, 1999

A Confederate Civil War Living History encampment will be held at the Jonathan Hager House on Key Street in Hagerstown City Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event features the 3rd Arkansas Volunteer Infantry. Visitors to the camp site can learn how Confederates lived during the Civil War, including clothing, weapons and attitudes toward Northerners.

Several drilling routines will take place, and the re-enactors can answer questions about the campaigns that the 3rd Arkansas Volunteers were involved in, including the Battle of Antietam.

Cissy Rorro will establish her Civil War sutlery, known as the "High Ground." She can discuss period clothing for civilians and soldiers, and will have goods available for purchase.

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In addition to the camp site, the Hager House will be open for tours during regular hours. The Hager House, the home of Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown, celebrates its 260th anniversary this year. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 12, and senior citizens $3.

For information, call 301-739-8393.

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