In this Sept. 8, 2012 photo, a Union officer, center, leads his troops during a Civil War re-enactment in Boonsboro, Md. The Battle of Antietam was so big, they’re re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: strictly regimented realism or bombastic spectacle? The two privately financed events, both open to the public, were scheduled on back-to-back weekends leading up to Monday’s 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day of combat on U.S. soil. (AP Photo/The Herald-Mail, Kevin G. Gilbert)
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