PHOTO GALLERY: Students experience Civil War in Boonville through artifacts, demonstrations

Friday, June 17, 2011 | 5:50 p.m. CDT; updated 12:09 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 24, 2011
Christian Stock and his son Eli, 5, hold a hunting rifle at the gunsmith display Friday afternoon in Boonville. The rifle would be similar to one used during the Civil War, Eli said.

BOONVILLE — Several hundred children had the opportunity Friday to experience life during the Civil War. Students wandered in and out of booths that housed various artifacts including weaponry from the era.

Children write Friday afternoon with quill pens similar to those used by Civil War soldiers.
Children prepare for a blast from a replica cannon at the Boonville Civil War reenactment Friday afternoon. From left are Hunter Cook, 10; Trae Williams, 10; Dominic Barber, 10; Ricky Pacenza, 8; and Treyvon Korte, 10.
Re-enactor Charlie Straatmann describes period-accurate Civil War items to Phoenix Price, 10; Josh Moore, 6; Clint Penny, 8; and Gaven Gately, 7.

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