Battle of the Fairgrounds

2013-09-28T20:03:00Z 2013-09-28T22:06:11Z Battle of the FairgroundsMarc Chase marc.chase@nwi.com, (219) 662-5330 nwitimes.com
September 28, 2013 8:03 pm  • 

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.

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