CROWN POINT | Civil War re-enactors brought about 100 spectators back in time Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds, providing a firsthand look at the sights and sounds of the 150-year-old war.
A cannon boomed and muskets fired just after noon at the fairgrounds as 20th Indiana Infantry re-enactors fought to seize the covered bridge from would-be Confederates.
Though not based on an actual battle, Saturday's 20-minute reenactment provided a glimpse of what skirmishing was like during the Civil War, complete with battle lines, commands and single-shot rifled muskets.
The re-enactment was part of the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest, which continues Sunday at the fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. Sunday reenactments are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
There also is a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. and a flag ceremony at 9 as part of the festival.