Friday is the first day of a three-day Civil War battle and camp reenactment weekend in Lincoln's historic Hearthside mansion.
Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the biennial reenactment, this year it will be called "The Road to Richmond;" a reference to the Union Army's attempts at taking the Confederate capital.
David Olstein, the museum manager for Hearthside House Museum, described a typical battle reenactment.
Nearly 30 years after it disappeared from the university’s collection, a federal judge in Virginia has ruled that the Civil War sword must be returned to Brown.
The sword belonging to Col. Rush Hawking was reported stolen back in 1977.
The ruling tracks the sword’s journey over the decades through at least four private collections.