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Civil War re-enactors return for busy weekend in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – The Medina community is hosting a Civil War Encampment this weekend. This morning many of the Civil War re-enactors marched down Main Street and headed to Boxwood Cemetery for a memorial service.

Excelsior Brigade Fife and Drum from Rochester marched in the parade. The group will be in concert from noon to 1 p.m. today at GCC in Medina.

The GCC campus on Route 31A is offering many workshops and educational programs today and on Sunday. There will be mock battles on both days at 2 p.m.

To see the full schedule of events, visit https://civilwaratgcc.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/cw-medina-encampment-program-2014-final-final.pdf.

The Medina community hosted the Encampment for the first time a year ago. GCC is holding the events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The generals ride in a carriage down Main Street during the parade. Generals Robert E. Lee, Ulysses Grant and James Longstreet are at the Encampment this weekend. There is also a re-enactor portraying Abraham Lincoln.