- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) - Union and Confederate soldiers will take to the battlefield this weekend.

In a news release, the Lake County Forest Preserves says the largest Civil War reenactment in Northern Illinois will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

The event called Civil War Days has been going annually for more than a quarter century and it draws more than 600 re-enactors from seven states as well as 4,000 visitors who come to watch the show.

Visitors can also see what a military camp looked like and watch the re-enactors take part in activities such as drills and meet re-enactors dressed as such figures as Abraham Lincoln and General Robert E. Lee.

For more information visit the forest preserves at www.LCFPD.org or call 847-367-6640.

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