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By Meymo Lyons

In a Civil War reenactment that went too far, Union and Confederate cavalry commanders who tussled on the field of battle in Virginia each were found not guilty of assault.

The two pressed charges against each other after the Sept. 19, 2009, reenactment of the Battle of Stanardsville. The Confederate commander claimed his Union counterpart knocked off his hat, and he allegedly responded by firing his revolver. Both men were on horseback and both said their actions were accidental. While the weapon was not loaded, the Union commander suffered facial injuries from the revolver's powder blast.

A judge concluded that he could not find either man guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt."

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