VIDEO: President Abe Lincoln delivers The Gettysburg Address at Chief Logan State Park


CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — The Blue and the Gray met on the battlefield once again this weekend as the annual Logan Civil War Heritage Weekend: Rebellion in the Hills was held at Chief Logan State park.

Scores of soldiers and reenactors were on hand at the park and there were military drill demonstrations each day.

There was also a special appearance by actor Dennis Boggs, who portrayed President Abraham Lincoln. Boggs talked about Lincoln’s early life, his beginnings in the world of politics and his law practice, the death of his two sons Edward and Willie, the run for the presidency and the Civil War.

Boggs delivered the Gettysburg Address at the historic train on Saturday and from the park cabin on Sunday.

President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by actor Dennis Boggs, delivers the Gettysburg Address on Sunday afternoon at Chief Logan State Park on the final day of the Civil War Heritage Weekend Rebellion in the Hills. (Video by Paul Adkins)

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All events during the weekend were free and open to the public.

By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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