Civil War buffs hold their fire

May 20, 2011

Note to all the Civil War reenactors out there who like to run around shooting old guns: The second-annual Civil War Day planned for Saturday in Parkton might not be for you.

Redeemer Lutheran Church is putting on the free event from noon to 6:30 p.m. to tell the story of the U.S. Christian Commission, whose members took Bibles, bandages and coffee to battlefields.

There will be performances of period songs, a presentation by an Abraham Lincoln impersonator and children's activities that include ice-cream making. The event will conclude with a reenactment of a camp worship service led by John Wega, director of the U.S. Christian Commission in Gettysburg.

"There will not," the press release notes in bold, "be any shooting."

For more information contact Rev. James Banach at (410) 343-1665 or or  

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