Civil War Days event returns
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Mar 27, 2013 | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Roughly 1,300  - 1,800 spectators (above) viewed the Battle of Blue Springs Saturday afternoon.</i>
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Roughly 1,300 - 1,800 spectators (above) viewed the Battle of Blue Springs Saturday afternoon.

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Despite their cannon, the Union (above) was not victorious in the Battle of Blue Springs, but they did set fire to a cardboard cabin (below).</i>
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Despite their cannon, the Union (above) was not victorious in the Battle of Blue Springs, but they did set fire to a cardboard cabin (below).

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In spite of some cold and rainy weather, between 1,300 and 1,800 people showed up Saturday afternoon for the Battle of Blue Springs, a re-enactment that was part of Trigg County Civil War Days.

That’s what organizer Gary Polete said Monday morning. The entire event was held at the old soccer fields at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday. While they only had a third of the re-enactors they were hoping for, and while the cavalry re-enactors canceled at the last minute, Polete says it was successful, and the re-enactors had a great time.

Rain played a role in fewer re-enactors participating, said Polete, who says that in his seven years of re-enacting, he never went to an event where there was no rain.

“There were other events in the area, which I think kept us down a little bit, but I was happy to get that number of people out here,” said Polete. “I’m very happy with our turnout.”

There were re-enactors from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and all around Kentucky. Some of those were re-enacting Cobb’s Battery, from Cobb – located near Eddyville. Polete says that was a group he re-enacted with when he was still active.

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