Check out the “Battle of Cheney,” Civil War re-enactments happening this Memorial Day weekend

Check out the “Battle of Cheney,” Civil War re-enactments happening this Memorial Day weekend
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1865: More than a month after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory at the Battle of Palmito Ranch on the banks of the Rio Grande in far south Texas Two weeks later, Texan forces surrendered formally on May 26, 1865.

This Memorial Day weekend, you have the chance to go back in time with the Washington Civil War Association.

In Cheney, they’ll be re-enacting battles, firing off cannons and teaching folks about all different aspects of life during the civil war in some 75 tents.

Re-enactors are coming from far and wide to participate in the annual event. Some, like Robin Black are as young at 17-years old.

“Five years ago I dragged my family in to this and they’ve been loving it ever since. We are doubling in size this year because last year my dad met my future stepmother here at a re-enactment. They are getting married this weekend,” shared Black.

Her father and future stepmother will be getting married at the re-enactment Sunday, ahead of the Black Powder Light Show and Lantern Walk, the two events that take place in the evening and typically sell-out before they begin.

With the amount of activities and things to see, it’s possible to make a day out of it, just come prepared! The association recommends bringing water, snacks, a jacket (and rain jacket), umbrella, bug spray and ear plugs.

The re-enactment runs Saturday through Monday at 112 Anderson Road in Cheney. Tickets are $5, cash only. Children under 5 get in free.

You can find out more about the re-enactment here.

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