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Famed Civil War submarine on display
Hunley, Manassas re-enactment set for this weekend
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The replica of the CSS Hunley will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battle of Manassas event this weekend. - photo by Special

The replica CSS H.L. Hunley Confederate submarine traveling exhibit will be on display this weekend at the 16th Annual Battles at Manassas.
Trapnell County’s Sons of Confederate Veterans Invincible Camp #154 is the host Camp for events scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. The Manassas event will be held at a field between Claxton and Reidsville on Highway 280, located near the Tattnall Campground. Signs on Highway 280 will direct the public to the event.
The replica of the Hunley is 65-feet long and 4-feet wide, which allows people to see just what the conditions were like for those who served on the vessel.
Launched in 1863, the Hunley was the first combat submarine to sink a warship, the USS Housatonic on Feb. 17, 1864. It sank three times during its service in the Civil War, and raised twice before being lost after sinking the Housatonic. It was raised in 2000 and is on display in Charleston.
The campground will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The actual battle re-enactment is set for 2 p.m. both days.
There will be mortar competitions with live-firing on targets, a musket rapid-fire competitions, a competition for the most authentic Confederate and Union soldiers, as well as a Ladies tea.
In addition, there will be numerous infantry and artillery demonstrations by re-enactors, camp tours and more.
There is a $5 entrance fee, with children under the age of 11 admitted free. For more information call (912) 557-6649.

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