Civil War Re-Enactment in Beaver Dam

6/11/11 – A Civil War re-enactment is being held in Beaver Dam’s Edgewater Park this weekend. The free, family-friendly event is sponsored by the Beaver Dam Exchange Club and Tenth Tennessee Company D. Organizer Robert Krist says the re-enactment features authentic civilian and soldier encampments, with participants dressed in period-specific uniforms and firing historically-accurate muskets and canons. Krist says there is a general blueprint for the battles that is based on historical fact. While it may not be shot-for-shot, the fight re-enacted will be the Battle of Bull Run, or as the Confederacy called it, First Manassas. The Civil War Re-enactment is free to attend and will be held Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 9am to 4pm, with battles each day at 2pm. Food and refreshments will be available. Edgewater Park is located off Highway 33 on Beaver Dam’s north side.