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Mar 1, 2013 8:59 AM by AP/CS

Civil War re-enactors in Thibodaux for weekend

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Re-enactors based in Thibodaux will tell the history of the Bayou Lafourche region during the Civil War and demonstrate camp cooking, military drill and other aspects of life in the Union and Confederate armies this weekend.

The unit called Hellfire Stew Mess/Bouanchaud's Battery will spend the weekend encamped at the E.D. White Historic Site.

A news release from the Louisiana State Museum and Friends of E.D. White Historic Site says the event is free and open to the public.

The re-enactors will be there from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. For more information call 985.447.0915.

The site was the home of Edward Douglass White, who was Louisiana's governor from 1835 to 1839, and his son, Edward Douglass White Jr., who served in the Confederate Army. The younger White left the U.S. Senate in 1894 for the United States Supreme Court, and was chief justice from 1910 to 1921.
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Online: http://hellfirestew.com/

http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/edwhite.aspx

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