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History buffs donned 19th-century attire, mounted horses, carried and loaded muzzle-loading rifles and re-enacted Civil War skirmishes Sept. 7-9 during Tres Pinos Civil War Days.

The event, held in the San Benito County Historical Park, was put together by the National Civil War Association and included military camps, a period civilian town and a 19th-century bat-and-ball game known as rounders.Visitors had the opportunity to witness Confederate forces go head to head with Federal forces on the battlefield, as well as watching weapon and clothing demonstrations during the three-day affair. For more information about the National Civil War Association, visit: ncwa.org.

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