Civil War to be fought today in Bensalem

By Alex Lloyd Gross

Alex Lloyd Gross Photo- Delaware Valley The North participate in a drill, as their weapons stand nearby.

The North and South fought the Civil War over 160 years ago but today, interested people can learn about it and watch a reenactment of one of the famous battles which will take place at Neshaminy State Park. April 29 and 30 2017 are the only days this will happen in Bensalem.  Neashminy State Park is right off of State Road, just north of Street Road.

It’s not just a battle, people can attend lectures, see displays and even purchase Civil War memorabilia.  From actual bullets found on the Gettysburg Battlefield, to replica clothing and utensils, and every thing in between.  There are people and organizations that can teach history and actually know  what they are talking about. Learn what the North and South were fighting about. If you thought slavery, well it’s only a small part of it.   Some in the North had slaves too.

Everything is free , including parking. Food  is the only thing you have to pay for. The prices are fair and reasonable, with hamburgers at $3.00. Prior to the battle being fought, you may be asked for a small donation, which is voluntary.  The event lasts all day.