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Sixth annual reenactment and living history event to take place May 18 and 19, near Camp Sherman.

PHOTO BY LON AUSTIN - Union soldiers prepare a cannon during a battle at last year's House on the Metolius Civil War Reenactment. This year's history event is May 18 and 19, near Camp Sherman.The Blue and the Gray are about to go at it again.

The Sixth Annual Northwest Civil War Council House on the Metolius Civil War Reenactment and Living History will take place this weekend, May 18 and 19, near Camp Sherman.

The reenactment includes more than 160 people that come from throughout the Northwest, and it's complete with mock battles that even include cannon fire. There are infantry, calvary and artillery units from both sides, along with civilian camps — all depicting the era in fine detail.

The reenactors put on a school-day event on Friday, May 17, with activities reserved for various student groups. The public is invited to witness the battle reenactments on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. However, the event is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The village set-up is open to the public throughout the day.

At 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, an Abe Lincoln impersonator is scheduled to arrive and be available to answer questions.

General admission is $8, or $5 for seniors and students. Children under 6 are free. Parking in the private area is $5 per vehicle, which goes to support a local Boy Scout group.

To get there, go north of Sisters on U.S. Highway 20 about 10 miles to the Camp Sherman exit. Turn right on Road 1419 and go five miles to a stop sign. Proceed two miles and turn right on Road 225.

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