From the first cannon fire on Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston South Carolina to the fields of the Treasure Valley, the Civil War is making its way to Eagle Idaho April 30th. Although the "War Between The States" has been at a cease fire since 1865, Civil War Reenactment is a big attraction. As a former tour guide where the first shots of the "War Of Northern Aggression" occurred I can tell you first hand that roots run very deep with Civil War enthusiasts. I have met so many "players" that take this very seriously, which is so cool if you ever want to watch one of these performances. It is a must do!

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At the end of the month (April 30th) Eagle Island State Park will host a Living History Day taking visitors through every side of the War. Confederate and Union soldiers will be in full attire as well as demonstrating fire techniques, communications that happened under fire and how camps were set up and what life was like living on each side. The price to get in is only $5. I highly recommend spending the afternoon watching a time gone by be brought back to life. It was one of the coolest times I've ever had working and living on an old working plantation, and to be able to share that and teach my young boys what life was like back then is something I will always take advantage of. You should too.

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