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Will County actors portray Civil War battles at event in Lake County

Kevin Wright of Peotone and Eric Percy of Plainfield shake hands in a narrated battle to get their wounded soldiers off the field last weekend.
Kevin Wright of Peotone and Eric Percy of Plainfield shake hands in a narrated battle to get their wounded soldiers off the field last weekend.

Local actors joined Lake County residents last weekend in portraying events from the Civil War in Hainesville.

Kevin Wright of Peotone acted as a Confederate soldier with the 3rd Tennessee Calvary, and Eric Percy of Plainfield acted as an overall federal commander for the Union Army during Hainesville’s Civil War Encampment and Battle at the Northbrook Sports Club.

Event attendees could see narrated military battles between Union and Confederate forces; military and civilian bivouacs and encampments; and historical presentations from Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis and more.

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