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Civil War Boot Camp

Pvt. John J. Collins of the 3rd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Regiment , portrayed by Greg Piklapp of Boone, lights candles at an encampment during Civil War Boot Camp at Ushers Ferry Historic Village in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The program allowed participants to drill with civil war re-enactors and learn about camp life and standard issue equipment for civil war soldiers, sleeping in tents overnight and engaging in a mock battle. (Cliff Jette/Gazette)