If you saw grey and blue uniforms in Jones County Saturday, that's because Central Georgians took to the battlefield for a Civil War re-enactment.

Organizers say hundreds of people participated in the re-enactment in full uniform.

13-year-old Coleman Thompson of Gray says this was his first time participating and what brought him here was a love of stories from the past.

"I'm really into history and stuff, and I have a lot of ancesters that were in the Civil War, so I thought that would be a good idea to come down here," said Thompson.

It's that love of history that brought out many other participants.

"Well, it's just the opportunity to portray a living history of people who lived in this area try to get an understanding of how their lives might have been how they might have been affected," said Earl Colvin.

"We go beyond the textbook. I mean we are living historians. What we do is like an outdoor play. It depicts what happened, and of course of visual depiction is much more graphic than reading mere words from a page," said Wayne Dobson.

If you missed the festivities Saturday, you can catch them Sunday. The doors open at 9:00 a.m., but the battle begins at around 2:00 p.m.

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