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Civil War still going

By PAT JENKINS

The Mirror

T he Civil War isn’t over for Court Fraley

He and roughly 800 other members of the Washington Civil War Association gather several times a year to reenact the battles that raged between the Union and the Confederacy 140 years ago.

Replicas of the weapons and military uniforms of the day provide an air of authenticity that the friendly combatants complete with realistic play-acting on the battlefield. The air fills with smoke from booming cannons, rifles roar, cavalrymen and their horses gallop about, and soldiers feigning wounds or death fall to the ground.

It’s serious and fun all at once for people like Fraley, who lives in

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