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Re-enactors to demonstrate 19th-century military maneuvers

July 14, 2018

CRAWFORD, Neb. (AP) — Re-enactors plan to demonstrate infantry and cavalry maneuvers this coming week at Fort Robinson State Park in the northern Nebraska Panhandle.

On Thursday, the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard of Fort Riley, Kansas, will demonstrate horse drills, jumps, sabers, period pistols and period rifles. Troopers and horses will be outfitted in uniforms and equipment from the Civil War and Indian wars.

The special unit will incorporate the history of Fort Robinson from the Indian wars, when it was designated as a U.S. Army remount station.

On Friday and Saturday, the Fremont Pathfinders will present infantry and cavalry re-enactments of the Indian wars period, 1870-1890.

All activities are free, but vehicles must have a Nebraska park entry permit, available online at outdoornebraska.org or at the park.

Call 308-665-2919 for more information.

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