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Re-Enactors To Commemorate Battle Of Williamsburg

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Civil War re-enactors will converge on Virginia May 5 to commemorate the Battle of Williamsburg. Pictured, re-enactors take to the field in Franklin, Tenn.
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Civil War re-enactors will converge on Virginia May 5 to commemorate the Battle of Williamsburg. Pictured, re-enactors take to the field in Franklin, Tenn.

Civil War re-enactors will participate in the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Williamsburg in Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg will hold a ceremony focused on the battle on May 5 on the Market Square next to the Courthouse of 1770.

The commemoration honors more than 4,000 casualties from both sides of the battle. A special address will be given by Civil War historian James Robertson Jr. titled "The Uncontrollable War.''

Robertson is the Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus in History at Virginia Tech. He is also executive director of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies.

The public is invited to the commemorative ceremony and no admission ticket is required.

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