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Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Civil war football game to take the field

On Saturday, see football the old-fashioned way when the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley hosts a reenactment of a game played 150 years ago by the 1st Maryland Infantry.

The inspiration for the event comes from an 1861 drawing of a dozen soldiers playing football on the same grounds that are now home to the Winchester, Va., museum. The reenactors take the field at 2:30 p.m.

It’s just one of the Civil War events the museum has planned for Saturday.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors can see cooking demonstrations and military drills, and will get a chance to talk with living history interpreters who assume the persona of period soldiers.

The event is free to museum members and $8 for all others. Find more information on the museum’s Web site.

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:27 PM ET, 08/12/2011

 
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