MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - For all the attention to detail, organizers of a re-enactment to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run can't replicate one thing: the weather.
When the North and South clashed in July 1861 in the Civil War's first major battle, temperatures were in the 80s. Re-enactments planned for Saturday and Sunday will occur on days where the temperature is expected to reach triple digits.
Re-enactors say they will perhaps take it a little easier on the battlefield, but will not sacrifice authenticity to beat the heat.
The National Park Service says it will not hold any of its outdoor programs for the anniversary from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday because of the heat. The re-enactment and other events are organized privately or through local governments.