History relived in Columbiana County

EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio (WKBN) — A bit of Civil War history was being relived in Columbiana County over the weekend; specifically, the Battle of Opequon Creek that was fought in Virginia in 1864.

Held at Beaver Creek State Park, Saturday’s events included an opening parade, the battle and a formal ball, all in the style of the mid-19th century.

Some onlookers used the day’s events as a history lesson.

“I thought my Seven-year-old son would like to see the re-enactment. And I thought that he’ll probably be learning about it in school,” said Marcy Pink of East Palestine.

The encampment continues Sunday with a pancake breakfast, a church service and a program about underground railroad. The battle resumes at 1p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

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