Keokuk – Getting Ready

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Its April and that means Civil War Reenactment season has started in Iowa.  This past weekend soldier reenactors gathered at Rand Park in Keokuk.  The rolling hills and large trees of the park provided a spectacular setting for the event.  And, a hike to the far east end of the park led to a bluff that offered a great view of one of the worlds most impressive rivers… the mighty Mississippi River.

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The Civil War in Iowa – Keokuk & Cedar Rapids  – – $20 plus shipping

The Battle of Shiloh – – $10 plus shipping

The Battle of Pea Ridge – -$10 plus shipping

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Saturday welcomed visitors and Civil War reenactors with 80+ degree sunshine – it felt almost like summer.  The fields soon filled with men and women in blue, grey and butternut.  Lines of Federal and Confederate infantry took position.  Artillery teams and cavalry waited on orders.  Spectators eagerly anticipated the first boom… everyone was ready! 

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