Several hundred people and dozens of reenactors attended a living history event Saturday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Morrisville Station.
“For a day, 150 years ago, Morrisville was at the center of what was happening in America,” said Ben Hitchings, the town’s planning director, who organized the Civil War commemoration.
Cannon firings, infantry drills and demonstrations, academic lectures and period toys and music kept visitors entertained and learning from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“It’s great to see people remembering history in such an honorable way,” Mayor Mark Stohlman said.
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The fight in Morrisville was one of the last of the war, and Stohlman said it was probably one of the very last engagements President Abraham Lincoln heard about before he was assassinated.