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Fort Fisher welcomes Civil War reenactment

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT)- Reenactors commemorated the Battle of Fort Fisher with a special event Saturday.

Stations were set up at the reenactment to show people what life would have really been like in the Civil War era.

This year a lot of the historians focused on medical treatment.

The reenactors even fired cannons modeled after the ones used in the actual battle.

Curt Cole, a civil war reenactor, said he likes bringing history to life for the public.

"People see it firsthand instead of getting it straight from the history book.  It kind of brings a little bit more color to it, a little more realism.  We just think it's a good thing.  It keeps things alive," Cole explained.

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