By Patric Hedlund
On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II, our friends and family members are still deployed to Afghanistan in America’s longest war. But on June 1 Fort Tejon in Lebec was bristling with muskets and howitzers, recalling the bloodiest war in America’s history.
The 31st Civil War Invitational at Fort Tejon State Historic Park drew about 400 spectators and 170 soldiers—complete with camp followers—to the…
(l-r) Enactors representing Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln debated the rationale for the Southern Confederacy’s succession versus the North’s mission to preserve the United States.
A million casualties marked the Civil War by 1869.
Right: DD’s Tavern made authentic food for the troops.
Fort Tejon State Historic Park’s 31st Annual Civil War Invitational
An estimated 500 people joined in.
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This is part of the June 6, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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