HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Jason Bedford's first trip to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was a memorable one Saturday.
"It's really neat down here, like an old western town," said Bedford, who came to watch a program put on by the park called "Eyes of the Army: The Cavalry Factor."
During the demonstration, eight Civil War re-enactors on horseback entertained more than 100 visitors by firing weapons and trotting their horses in formation.
The program was held to highlight the 2nd U.S. Cavalry's escape from Confederate forces in Harpers Ferry in September 1862.
"The cavalry were a big part of Harpers Ferry, and this is an opportunity to tell the story," said John King, supervisor and park ranger at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.