Battle of First Manassas to be re-enacted


The 130th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas, the first major battle of the Civil War, will be marked next Sunday at James S. Long Regional Park in Haymarket, Va.

Between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 2,000 uniformed re-enactors representing Confederate and Union troops will present military demonstrations. The first part of the battle will be re-enacted at 10:30 a.m., the second at 2 p.m. Other attractions will include a Civil War-era church service, a band concert, a ladies' fashion show and a re-created army field hospital.

Admission is $10 per car. Space is limited and gates will close at 2 p.m. Take interstate 66 west past Manassas to U.S. 15 North and follow to the park. Call (703)972-7060.

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