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Revolutionary Encampment at Legion Park

Revolutionary cannon

Re-enactors fired a Revolutionary era cannon Saturday at Legion Park (Bill Giduz/CorneliusNews.net)

revolutionary encampment cooking

Revolutionary encampment cooking was among the demonstrations Saturday. The event continues Sunday. (Bill Giduz/CorneliusNews.net)

Updated Saturday 10:25 p.m.
Cornelius Parks, Art, Recreation & Culture is hosting a Stopover at the Springs, a Revolutionary War encampment, on Saturday and Sunday at Legion Park off North Main Street.  The free event lets you experience what a Revolutionary War camp looked like, and how the soldiers dressed and lived.

The encampment ran all day Saturday, attracting an estimated 225 to 250 people. It continues 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Cornelius Legion Park, 21214 Legion St., Cornelius.

Demonstrations during the two-day encampment include cannon firings, musket drills and fire starting. The Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission has been working on this event for about a year. More information and schedule of events on the commission’s page on the town website, cornelius.org.

Cornelius Police have advised that the event could lead to traffic on North Main Street/N.C. 115, near the park.

Soldiers prepared the cannon for firing

Soldiers prepared the cannon for firing (Bill Giduz/CorneliusNews.net)

Cooking over an open fire

Cooking over an open fire, one of the aspects of camp life. (Bill Giduz/CorneliusNews.net)

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