Artillery on display

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Democrat Photo/Murray Bishoff

Artillery pieces from the Wilson's Creek National Battlefield provided examples of the heavy firepower used in the first and second Civil War battles fought in Newtonia during the community's Fall Festival on Saturday.

In full costume Families of Civil War re-enactors came to the Newtonia Fall Festival in period costumes to broaden the picture of life 150 years ago. Pictured, from left, are: Carolyn Carver, of Crocker; Maxine Moran, of Carl Junction; Nicholas Duberry, of Springfield; and Cathy Lewis, of Pierce City, whose brother, Mike Williams, has been a re-enactor for 17 years.
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