Daily Egyptian

Photo of the Day: A day of living history

By Bill Lukitsch

Michael Pierpoint, of Marion, tells tales of the Civil War to a group of students from Harrisburg Elementary School on Wednesday at John A. Logan College in Carterville.

The storytelling was part of the 12th-annual Civil War Days, a day-long reenactment event meant to share knowledge and history of Union and Confederate soldiers.

Pierpoint said his costume reflects the dress of a Federal Union Officer. Pierpoint, who has been a reenactor for 24 years, said he enjoys the opportunity to showcase the many characters he portrays.

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“I do so many [characters], sometimes I lose count,” he said.

Campus editor Bill Lukitsch can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @lukitsbill.

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