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<p>Civil War reenactor Jefferson Dedrick of Allegany, New York poses with his musket on the eve of the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, or the First Battle of Manassas to Confederate forces, in his Union camp in Manassas, Virginia July 20, 2011. The event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first major conflict of the Civil War.   REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Civil War reenactor Jefferson Dedrick of Allegany, New York poses with his musket on the eve of the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, or the First Battle of Manassas to Confederate forces, in his Union camp in Manassas, Virginia July 20,...more

Civil War reenactor Jefferson Dedrick of Allegany, New York poses with his musket on the eve of the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, or the First Battle of Manassas to Confederate forces, in his Union camp in Manassas, Virginia July 20, 2011. The event commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first major conflict of the Civil War. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A boy watches as soldiers march off to the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A boy watches as soldiers march off to the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A boy watches as soldiers march off to the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Civil War reenactor Lynda Kerr of Concord, North Carolina, stays hydrated as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Civil War reenactor Lynda Kerr of Concord, North Carolina, stays hydrated as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Civil War reenactor Lynda Kerr of Concord, North Carolina, stays hydrated as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A Confederate Civil War re-enactor puts his head on a bag of ice before the re-enactment of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A Confederate Civil War re-enactor puts his head on a bag of ice before the re-enactment of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A Confederate Civil War re-enactor puts his head on a bag of ice before the re-enactment of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A chalkboard message reminds reenactors to drink lots of water in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A chalkboard message reminds reenactors to drink lots of water in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A chalkboard message reminds reenactors to drink lots of water in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Young Civil War reenactor Scott Ruybalid of Frong Royal, Virginia, takes a swig from his canteen in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Young Civil War reenactor Scott Ruybalid of Frong Royal, Virginia, takes a swig from his canteen in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Young Civil War reenactor Scott Ruybalid of Frong Royal, Virginia, takes a swig from his canteen in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Children from a Confederate family stay at their tent in the camp during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Children from a Confederate family stay at their tent in the camp during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Children from a Confederate family stay at their tent in the camp during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Abe Lincoln reenactor Robert Costello of Piscataway, New Jersey, sits with his famous stovepipe hat in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Abe Lincoln reenactor Robert Costello of Piscataway, New Jersey, sits with his famous stovepipe hat in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Abe Lincoln reenactor Robert Costello of Piscataway, New Jersey, sits with his famous stovepipe hat in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A re-enactor plays the fife before the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A re-enactor plays the fife before the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A re-enactor plays the fife before the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Civil War Confederate chaplain reenactor Allen Farley of Appomattox, Virginia, holds a bottle of icy water on the neck of his wife Faith Farley as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Civil War Confederate chaplain reenactor Allen Farley of Appomattox, Virginia, holds a bottle of icy water on the neck of his wife Faith Farley as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Civil War Confederate chaplain reenactor Allen Farley of Appomattox, Virginia, holds a bottle of icy water on the neck of his wife Faith Farley as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A Civil War reenactor orders some cold drinks from an ice cream shop as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A Civil War reenactor orders some cold drinks from an ice cream shop as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A Civil War reenactor orders some cold drinks from an ice cream shop as the heat wave hits Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A Union soldier looks out towards the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A Union soldier looks out towards the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A Union soldier looks out towards the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A Civil War reenactor fans himself as he sits in the shade of a tent in the Confederate camp on the eve of the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, or the First Battle of Manassas to Confederate forces, in Manassas, Virginia July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A Civil War reenactor fans himself as he sits in the shade of a tent in the Confederate camp on the eve of the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, or the First Battle of Manassas to Confederate forces, in Manassas, Virginia July 20, 2011....more

A Civil War reenactor fans himself as he sits in the shade of a tent in the Confederate camp on the eve of the anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run, or the First Battle of Manassas to Confederate forces, in Manassas, Virginia July 20, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Kaleigh Fields of State College Pennsylvania plays 19th century-style baseball in the Union camp after the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Kaleigh Fields of State College Pennsylvania plays 19th century-style baseball in the Union camp after the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Kaleigh Fields of State College Pennsylvania plays 19th century-style baseball in the Union camp after the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A hat sits atop a musket in the Confederate camp before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A hat sits atop a musket in the Confederate camp before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A hat sits atop a musket in the Confederate camp before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A Civil War re-enactor sits in the shade of his tent in the Union Army Camp to avoid the blistering heat in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A Civil War re-enactor sits in the shade of his tent in the Union Army Camp to avoid the blistering heat in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A Civil War re-enactor sits in the shade of his tent in the Union Army Camp to avoid the blistering heat in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Young Civil War reenactor Scott Ruybalid of Frong Royal, Virginia, helps put up a tent in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Young Civil War reenactor Scott Ruybalid of Frong Royal, Virginia, helps put up a tent in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Young Civil War reenactor Scott Ruybalid of Frong Royal, Virginia, helps put up a tent in the Confederate Army camp on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Hats and other accessories in a camp before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Hats and other accessories in a camp before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Hats and other accessories in a camp before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Civil War Confederate reenactor Dwight Hensley of Frankfurt, Indiana, enjoys a smoke in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Civil War Confederate reenactor Dwight Hensley of Frankfurt, Indiana, enjoys a smoke in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Civil War Confederate reenactor Dwight Hensley of Frankfurt, Indiana, enjoys a smoke in Manassas, Virginia July 21, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Women fan themselves on a hot day as Confederate soldiers march off to the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Women fan themselves on a hot day as Confederate soldiers march off to the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Women fan themselves on a hot day as Confederate soldiers march off to the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Re-enactors are given a last minute lesson on firing their muskets before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Re-enactors are given a last minute lesson on firing their muskets before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Re-enactors are given a last minute lesson on firing their muskets before the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Confederate soldiers form up for the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Confederate soldiers form up for the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Confederate soldiers form up for the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Confederate Colonel James Carver of Virginia Beach talks to his troops as they form up for the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

Confederate Colonel James Carver of Virginia Beach talks to his troops as they form up for the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Confederate Colonel James Carver of Virginia Beach talks to his troops as they form up for the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A Confederate commander shouts an order to his men during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A Confederate commander shouts an order to his men during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A Confederate commander shouts an order to his men during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, on a blistering hot day in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A young Confederate leads a unit to the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A young Confederate leads a unit to the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A young Confederate leads a unit to the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Civil War re-enactors gather before the re-enactment for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Civil War re-enactors gather before the re-enactment for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Civil War re-enactors gather before the re-enactment for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A bugler (C) plays as Union soldiers take their position during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A bugler (C) plays as Union soldiers take their position during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A bugler (C) plays as Union soldiers take their position during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Union forces fire on Confederate lines during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

Union forces fire on Confederate lines during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Union forces fire on Confederate lines during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>The "dead and wounded" lie on the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

The "dead and wounded" lie on the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The "dead and wounded" lie on the battlefield during the re-enactment of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>Re-enactors walk through the Union camp after the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque</p>

Re-enactors walk through the Union camp after the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Re-enactors walk through the Union camp after the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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