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Civil War battle comes to life in Fremont this weekend

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A sample Civil War tent being set up A sample Civil War tent being set up
FREMONT, OH (Toledo News Now) -

History comes alive this weekend in Fremont as the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center hosts its annual Civil War reenactments.

Over 100 reenactors and vendors will be on site to recreate a battle fought almost 150 years ago.

There will be three reenactments over the weekend of the 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek. During that battle, Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes, with the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, played an integral part in routing a surprise Confederate attack.

Organizers say events like these help people realize how connected northwest Ohio is to the nation's history.

"Hayes was an amazing man," said Nancy Kleinhenz, from the center. "He served one term [as president] by choice, but he did a lot in that one term, so we want them to learn about him. We also want them to learn about the Civil War in more than just a passive learning experience. This is a chance to experience history."

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for children. There will also be tours of the campsites, military lessons for children, and a grand military ball Saturday night.

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