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OH events mark 150th anniversary of Civil War raid

HARRISON, Ohio (AP) — Several Ohio communities have events this month marking the 150th anniversary of a daring Confederate raid that abruptly bought the Civil War into the state.

The city of Harrison on the Indiana border west of Cincinnati plans a Saturday of music, food and reenactments of the day Gen. John Hunt Morgan led his raiders into the state. The celebrations will include dedication of a heritage trail that will help trace Morgan's path. Morgan was eventually captured in eastern Ohio.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( ) that Harrison organizers expect an exciting day of fun and history for thousands of visitors. Farther east, the city of Wilmington plans to become a living Civil War museum for the day. There will be speakers, tours, a period ball, an encampment, and sharpshooter demonstrations.

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