The Delavan Community Historical Society held its annual Civil War Days.
Soldiers re-enacted three major battles of the war.
People also had a chance to visit with President Abraham Lincoln and watch a simulated operation on a wounded soldier.
The re-enacters say they perform, because they want to preserve history.
"You get out here," said Shawn McLane, who is re-enacting a Private in the 114th Illinois Infantry. "You get a chance to re-live history. You can educate people as well. I think that is what I really enjoy, being able to talk to the public and, hopefully, teach them something."
Civil War Days is a three-day event in Delavan each year.
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