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Confederate History Month: Sparks fly at Battle of Selma re-enactment

Posted on April 25, 2010 by | Southeast Travel | No Comments

SELMA, Ala. — Fake guns go off like firecrackers on the Fourth of July. But there’s no cheering here, not from the crowd gathered at the edge of this field in Selma, Ala. They’re here to watch the Civil War reenactment up ahead. Many are seated in lawn chairs, others on wooden bleachers, or blankets. For this crowd, this is no occasion for a hooting, howling good time. This is serious. This is important. This is their moment to experience history. Their history. There’s an element of defiance in the air. Like the sulfur from the fake gunfire and cannons […]

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