Putnam County re-enactors keep it civil

Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Sam Owens Fritz Klein, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, tells students about Lincoln’s role in leading the country through the 1861-1865 war during the 18th annual Putnam County Civil War Days held at Valley Park in Hurricane on Thursday. The event continues through Sunday afternoon.
Charleston Gazette-Mail photo by Sam Owens
Fritz Klein, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, tells students about Lincoln’s role in leading the country through the 1861-1865 war during the 18th annual Putnam County Civil War Days held at Valley Park in Hurricane on Thursday. The event continues through Sunday afternoon.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 18th-annual Putnam County Civil War weekend started Thursday morning at Valley Park, in Hurricane, and will continue through the weekend until 4 p.m. Sunday.

The event commemorates two area land battles of the war — the July 17, 1861, Battle of Scary Creek and the March 28, 1863, Blue & Gray Skirmish at Hurricane Bridge…

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