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Garrison Middle School teacher Beth Clearman plays dead in the grass as her eighth grade students continue to battle with light sabers and plastic, wood and Nerf swords while reenacting the Battle of Gettysburg Tuesday morning. Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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Students bring civil war lessons to life at Walla Walla school

Students wrapping up a unit on the Civil War re-enacted the Battle of Gettysburg, with a few modern twists.

WALLA WALLA -- The Battle of Gettysburg was brought to life -- with toy swords and lightsabers -- on the Garrison Middle School field Tuesday.


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