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VIRGINIA — Civil War Re-Enactment Steps Up Security After Threats

WASHINGTON — Organizers of this weekend’s historic re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek near Winchester, Virginia, say they’ve received a written threat, but the show will go on.

 “We are upping security and we are working very closely with law enforcement to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable weekend,” said Joe D’Arezzo, president of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.
 The message on the group’s website says in part, “We would like to make everyone aware that the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation has received a letter threatening bodily harm to attendants of this event.”

Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment.

Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment.

The foundation declined to provide any further details about the threat.

The Saturday and Sunday event draws plenty of families and others who are interested in Civil War history and the 1864 battle — a Union victory which helped seal the fate of the Confederacy.

The event features re-enactors dressed in the uniforms of Federal and Confederate troops. There are tours of the re-enactors’ camps, music, period dancing and talks by Civil War historians.

“People see a little bit more than just books and maps. They get to see …

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