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      Students learn about American history through reenactment

      Students had a chance to learn what it was like to live in the Civil War era.

      The Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau is hosting its 27th annual Civil War Reenactment.

      This year's theme will be the Battle of Atlanta and the Battle of Ezra Church.

      The event will officially begin Saturday, but they had a preview day for area students.

      Students had a chance to learn what it was like to live in the Civil War era.

      Many different stations were set up around Rand Park to highlight the time period.

      One station showed how to make rope, another let you hear first hand accounts of a soldier's life, and one even showed you how to play pioneer games.

      The reenactment wants to highlight one of the most important time's in our country's history.

      The Civil War was a terrible time in American history, 600,000 men died in the Civil War, it's just a tumultuous time and we just need to remember the Civil War, it was a turning point in our history, Kirk Brendenberger, the Executive Director of the Keokuk Area Convention and Tourism Bureau, said.

      If you would like to learn more about the event, please click here.

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