Hundreds of civil war enthusiasts stepped on the battlefield in Mclean County on Friday to re-enact the Battle of Sacramento.
The civil war festival is in its 20th year and lasts all weekend.
Event organizers say nothing from the 21st century is allowed.
"And we hope that we encourage some of the younger people to start participating in this kind of living history," said Jim Naas, Civil War re-enactor.
"Tell them about Lincoln's life and the battles that took place here and the battles that took place throughout the United States of America," said David Wolfe, Abraham Lincoln.
For a schedule of events, click here.
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