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Civil War re-enactors a the school last week to spotlight history
Civil War re-enactors recently visited Lake Oswego Junior High School, firing cannons filled with gunpowder but not cannonballs.
About 300 eighth-graders met on April 27 with re-enactors from the Second U.S. Artillery, a nonprofit group. Re-enactors offered historical information while staying in character and sporting period garb, and they also showed off Civil War-era medical supplies and artifacts.
The Second U.S. Artillery visits several area schools, and its annual appearance at LOJ coincides with the U.S. Civil War portion of eighth-graders studies.
Waged from 1861 to 1865, the North-South conflict killed 2 percent of the population and was fought in 10,000 locations, according to the Oregon Public Broadcasting website. About 185,000 black Americans fought for liberty.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT