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At last battle of Deep Creek re-enactment, Union and Confederacy return to Gettysburg

With the thunderous crack of a cannon and the sulfurous pop of a musket, the Battle of Gettysburg was on. The Union soldiers, clad in various shades of blue, moved slowly up the hill to the tune of artillery fire drowning out a lonely trio of musicians playing the songs of war. Beneath them and occupying a small meadow, Confederate infantry men and women fired in unison to their superior’s command, each snap bringing a flurry of gun powder dancing in the air.

2016 Battle of Deep Creek

The members of the Washington Civil War Association drew a large crowd for the first day the Battle of Deep Creek, a Civil War re-enactment event held at a farm on the West Plains. A Civil War-era encampment of the North and South is made with all period equipment and battles are held each day, filling the air with the smoke of rifles and cannons. More information about the event is at www.spokanecivilwar.com

Civil War reignites - again - at Deep Creek

The Battle of Deep Creek will bring in hundreds of soldiers and other participants, plus thousands of spectators, for the annual Civil War battle re-enactment this weekend.

Living the Civil War at Deep Creek

College student Rhett Kearns, who grew up in the Spokane Valley, is one of the younger Civil War reenactors who will participate in this weekend's Battle of Deep Creek on Spokane's West Plains. The annual battle brings folks from around the Northwest to participate. More information about the event and how to attend is at www.spokanecivilwar.com