Camp provides Civil War lesson

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A handful of local school kids are spending part of their summer learning about the American Civil War.

All this week, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a Civil War Day Camp.

Youngsters were acting out plays Monday depicting efforts to combat slavery. Traci Manning with the Mahoning Valley Historical Society said the timing was perfect for the Civil War lesson.

“We’re right in the middle of the 150th anniversary,” said Manning. “Some of the best battles happened just last week 150 years ago. We figured this was a very appropriate time to celebrate and remember the Civil War.”

Another camp will be offered beginning Aug. 5.

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