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Civil War encampment tells the story of Confederate Marines

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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 10:35 pm | Updated: 8:58 am, Thu Feb 6, 2014.

Friday evening’s wind blew, catching the Confederate Marine flag at the head of a recreated Civil War campsite and whipping it about.

The six tents surrounding the flag were staked securely in the ground, ready for the weekend-long encampment at the Museum of the Confederacy. Re-enactors lounged on wooden chairs talking amongst themselves and with museum guests. William Wallace, the Great Dane of one of the re-enactors, galloped around the grassy site wearing a bandana with the stars and bars.

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