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10th annual Civil War Days held at JALC

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

It's not every day you hear a Civil War canon go off, but that was only one of the demonstrations on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the 10th annual Civil War Days at John A. Logan College.

The event featured Civil War re-enactors from medical doctors to generals to women of the war.

As Dr. E.C. Fields a.k.a. General Ulysses S. Grant explained, the day was all about celebrating the community's heritage in the Civil War.

"John Logan, Major General Logan, was the man that I personally said was the greatest volunteer soldier in the entire war, so he was the most impressive soldier as well as state legislator, congressman, senator, almost vice president," Dr. Fields said.

Organizers say about 300 students came out on Wednesday.

Fields said teaching the kids about the past and peaking their interest in history is the main goal.

The men portraying General Grant and Major Logan also spoke at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the John A. Logan Museum in Murpysboro, Ill.

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