Civil War Days take people back to the mid-19th century

Civil War Days

The 10th annual Civil War Days showcases both the military and civilian lives of Americans during the mid-19th century.

â??Weâ??re commemorating the Guerilla Raid 1864, which was the most northern advancement made by Confederate troops at that time,â?? Rusty Corder, Civil War Re-Enactor, Historian said.

Corder is a Civil War re-enactor and historian who helps make this event possible year after year.

"We have had of course two battles, President Lincoln he was here we've had some knight firing of the canons which is always neat to see because they get to see all the fire that comes out of these guns," Corder said.

Lance Mack has been an Abraham Lincoln Impersonator for the past 25 years.

â??Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal,â?? Mack recited. ã??

The Gettysburg Address is one of many of Lincolnâ??s speeches he knows by memory but he always concludes his presentation with the last paragraph of Lincolnâ??s second inaugural address, which happened on March 18, 1865 a month before the end of the Civil War.

â??And the advice he gave at that time was I think is equally appropriate for us today, and it ended like this: With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.â??