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The Shoals

Recall LaGrange

May 06, 2017 to May 07, 2017 in Leighton , AL

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On April 28. 1863, Colonel Florence M Cornyn and his "Destroying Angels" of the Northern Army swept through the valley and in flames of fire, the LaGrange College, the village and the life within was gone. Commemorating this event will be soldiers and villagers dressed in period clothing, demonstrate daily camp life, military drill, skirmishes, also Arts and Crafts, Wagon Rides, Blacksmith demos and more. The 2017 event will also feature a re-enactment of the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle.