Civil War reenactors come to Keokuk

Reenacters gathered in Rand Park to celebrate two historic battles.

he battle of Chickasaw Bayou and Champion Hall. This is in celebration of the Civil War's Sesquicentennial anniversary.

The remembrance was held in Keokuk, Iowa.

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nthusiasts spent the weekend in Military-style tents, cooking over an open fire and practicing military drills. Participants followed strict rules to make the camp seem as close to the Civil War era as possible.

Saturday activities commenced with the Military Ball and reconvened Sunday morning with a Memorial and worship Service which included a speech from President Lincoln.