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The Confederacy wants YOU! Let's return to that golden time of warfare, before terrorists and IEDs, when soldiers lined up properly and attacked each other straight on in daylight like honorable men! With flags and drums and onlookers eating a picnic nearby…waaaaa?? Ah, there is much you need to learn about our military past. Early Civil War battles were considered entertainment by many civilians. And a soldier's worst fear was having a saber wound or lead fragment stuck anywhere in his body—lack of sanitation and adequate medical equipment led to slow, painful death. If he was one of the lucky thousands, the gangrenous wound could be amputated quickly. (Compared to modern IED casualties that have created a pretty cool generation of bionic G.I. Joes). On Veteran's Day weekend Dallas Heritage Village is hosting a "Civil War on the Homefront." Your whole family can experience a re-enactment of November 1861, when Confederate soldiers recruited in Dallas, unaware that Union troops were secretly passing through. Cub and Boy Scouts can earn merit badges during the staging of these historical events, which include hands-on demonstrations, storytelling and skirmishes by Mississippi and Texas re-enactment units from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 214-421-5141 or visit
Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2007


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