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Fort Tejon hosts Civil War re-enactment

3 battles re-enacted over weekend
Posted at 12:22 PM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 15:22:39-04

LEBEC, Calif. — Step back in time and learn first hand about the Civil War. Fort Tejon is hosting Civil War battle re-enactments, period music, food and sporting events.

Sunday is the second and final day of the historical event. The day starts with a Presidential Press Conference with Abraham Lincoln at 10 a.m. followed by the first battle re-enactment at 11 a.m., the Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln at 1 p.m. and the second battle at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the re-enactments at $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for those 5 and under.

California State Park interpreter Mike Deagon said, the event is an important lesson to the story of America. And California played a large roll in the Civil War sending among the most troops per capita and delivering California gold to help fund the Union Army.