Students at Fresno's Edison Computech took a step back in time Friday as they participated in Civil War Day.
Principal Jeremy Ward and eighth-grade teacher Judith Swick, who started the program, said this is the event's 12th year and it has grown over the years to include all eighth-graders at Edison Computech.
"It started off as a small thing," Ward said, "but it slowly evolved into something much bigger."
Re-enactors were stationed at various locations to demonstrate and explain various aspects of life during the Civil War to groups of students for most of Friday.
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One of the highlights of the day consisted of three blank firings of a mountain howitzer for the entire group of students lined up behind a cordoned section.