- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Civil War re-enactors are participating in a weekend event in Augusta depicting the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House.

The Maine Living History Association is staging the two-day event at the 224-acre Viles Arboretum in Augusta.

Christabell Rose, a co-organizer, says the event aims to recall the end of the Civil War in the Virginia theater of operations as well as a grand review of the federal armies held in Washington, D.C., in late May 1865.

The weekend event features skirmishes and wartime camps from the era. Also there will be talks delivered by several re-enactors including Maj. Martin Delany, played by Tim Hodge, who was the highest-ranking black field officer during the war.

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