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May 12, 2014KINGSTON, Mo. | By: Yehle
A Civil War reenactment is being held in Northwest Missouri to observe the 150th anniversary of the Thrailkill-Taylor Raid.
The Caldwell County Civil War Reenactment, "A Country, A County Divided," is scheduled for June 6-8, 2014 in Kingston.
Friday, June 6, or "Living History Day," is open to summer school programs and anyone who wants to walk through the camps as the reenactors set up for battle. There will be a night fire consisting of cannons and fireworks that night.
Saturday morning, June 7, opens with a cannon shot to begin a 5K run. In the afternoon on Saturday, two local middle schools will get involved after planning battle strategies against each other; Polo Middle School is the Confederacy, and Hamilton Middle School is the Union. They'll hand their plans over to the reenactors to perform on the battlefield later that day.
Event Chair John Deis says the reenactment will benefit both towns economically.