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Re-enactment provides a live history lesson

Sunday, March 13, 2011

(Photo)
Alex Iacampo, 18, left, and Jim Kincade, 68, of Pocahontas, Ark., set up their tents as they wait on the rest of the 7th Arkansas Confederate Infantry Company to arrive for the ninth annual Civil War Re-enactment of the Battle of Sand Ridge set for 1 p.m. Sunday on Scott Matthew's land south of Sikeston. A church service will also take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Battle set for 1 p.m. Sunday

scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Being well-equipped during the Civil War could mean the difference between victory and defeat, life and death. For re-enactors, it is all about bringing history to life.

Ask any re-enactor at the Depot Raid in downtown Sikeston or the Battle of Sand Ridge on Scott Matthew's land south of Sikeston this weekend about a piece of gear and you are likely to learn something.

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