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Civil War kids training camp held in Mount Horeb

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MOUNT HOREB (WKOW) -- Mount Horeb historians disn't overlook any details during their commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

The town's historical society invited 30 kids to a day-long training camp.  The "recruits", aged 8 to 12, got the full Union-soldier experience, carrying wooden muskets, canteens, and haversacks.

"We're going to do a lot of drilling, and hopefully at the end of the day they can demonstrate to their families what they have learned in those formations.  We're going to do things like whittling; using soap - talking once again about how camp life is monotonous and how you have to do things like play cards and whittle and write letters to your family," says Mount Horeb Historical Society & Museum Director Desitness Yudelhoven.

The commemoration continues Sunday with Civil War-era music from the Watertown-based 1st Brigade Band.  The concert takes place at the Mount Horeb High School auditorium at 1 p.m.

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