Confederate re-enactment highlight of 20th Fossil Festival

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Fossil-Festival-NEWS-CUT-Confederate-picSpecial to the County Compass

AURORA — Capt. Gene Lilly, right, and First Sgt. Keith Gaskins are with the 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company D New Bern Light Infantry. The two men are Civil War buffs who correctly portray the life and times of the typical North Carolina citizen-soldier during the 1858-1865 era. The group, which also includes women and children, will be set up on the grounds of the Fossil Festival, May 24 – 26, as a living, breathing reminder of the Civil War years.