Black re-enactor has story to tell about Civil War

February 15, 2015 5:01 AM

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Like the soldiers he portrays at living history events and battle re-enactments 150 years after the end of the Civil War, James White employs the element of surprise.

Visitors who come to these commemorations believing they understand the conflict often are astonished to see a black man in a blue uniform, and to learn that 200,000 black soldiers and sailors fought in the Civil War.

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