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The Civil War Battle of Carthage Reenacted


History comes to life today in Southwest Missouri as the 150th anniversary of the Civil War draws thousands of participants and viewers out to take place in the reenactment of The Battle at Carthage.

It's the first re-enactment held within city limits, cannons fired rifles shot as North and South faced off in Carthage one of the first battles of the war.

People came from as far as California came to witness the reenactment featuring full blown Civil War attire.

An organizer says the reenactment in Carthage is unique for the state, 

"It's also the only reenactment that I know of in the state that is having a battle in town. Traditionally reenactments are done on a larger land mass. So there is a lot of spectator participation and movement around the area. It's really nice that we were able to have cannons in the city."

Douglas says the Convention and Visitors Bureau was estimating anywhere from five to forty thousand people to be in attendance.

Tourism is predicted to continue to grow at national historic sites throughout the summer as many celebrate the anniversary of the Civil War.

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