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Civil War Days relived at History Center event
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Civil War re-enactors will be part of the exhibit Sunday at Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

Family Day: Civil War Days

When: 1 p.m. Oct. 14

Where: Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St., Gainesville

How much: Free

More info: 770-297-5900, jcarson@brenau.edu, www.negahc.org

The Blue and the Gray will take to the field 150 years later in the Family Day event Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Northeast Georgia History Center.

October is Civil War Days in Northeast Georgia, marking the sesquicentennial of the nation’s bloodiest conflict.

Re-enactors of both Union and Confederate troops will demonstrate aspects of soldier life, from setting up a tent and donning a uniform to drilling and firing a Civil War-era musket.

Musicians will perform, and displays of currency, firearms, flags and information about female spies will be included. A display will feature photos of area soldiers who fought for the Confederacy and includes information on their lives during and after the Civil War.

Hands-on activities include designing and making wood-cut prints; tasting foods of the war era, some cooked over the campfire; and boys and girls crafts.

Guests include re-enactors from several Confederate and Union companies, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Longstreet Society.

For more information, call 770-297-5900, e-mail jcarson@brenau.edu, or visit www.negahc.org.