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Kids get to experience Civil War artillery procedures Saturday in Arrow Rock

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

With Chris Fritsche of the Missouri State Museum in the background supervising, Peyton Millard, left, and Quentin Millard, right, prepare a model cannon for firing. The air-powered cannon is designed to provide children with a safe way to learn the various procedures Civil War artillery crews had to perform before firing a volley during battle.
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A model cannon from the Missouri State Museum was one of the exhibits at the Martial Law and Bushwhackers Civil War re-enactment event Saturday, Sept. 22, in Arrow Rock.

The model cannon will be in Marshall Saturday, Nov. 10, for the kick-off event of the Battle of Marshall 150th Anniver-sary Commemoration.

The event, conceived by Arrow Rock State Historic Site Administrator Michael Dickey, included soldiers' encampment, military drills, a period photography demonstration, a collection of period medical instruments and re-enactments of martial law that got spectators involved.

More information about the event to follow later this week.

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