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Updated: 01/29/2014 08:00:03AM

Civil War event comes to life this weekend

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A soldier at last year's re-enactment takes aim on the enemy.

There will be more cannons at this year's re-enactments than ever before.

David Hackel has been a Civil War re-enactor for two decades now, and takes great pains to make sure all details are as authentic to the period as possible.

The re-enactors' camps are open to the public for much of Saturday and Sunday.


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Not many people realize that Polk County played a fairly important role in the Civil War, but it did.

And that history will be celebrated this weekend in Fort Meade at the fourth annual Battle of Bowlegs Creek Heritage Festival, highlighted by some 150 re-enactors who will bring the battle to life Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

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