Civil War re-enactors at Essley-Noble Museum

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Civil War re-enactors representing Scott's Battery will be at the Essley-Noble Museum during Antique Days on Saturday, August 27.  Although Scott's Battery originally was a Confederate artillery group mustered in Tennessee in 1861, both Confederate and Union troops will be represented.  They will be displaying Civil War era gear, accoutrements, haversacks, musical instruments, weapons- Colt revolvers, Springfield and Enfield rifles- and more.  Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing periodically throughout the day, they will fire their cannon.  This will be hard to ignore, so come and visit, ask questions, and tour the museum, machine shed, and one-room schoolhouse.  Also, since gold is now selling at over $1700 per ounce, you might want to purchase your chance to win an ounce of it in the form of a solid gold coin.  Raffle tickets are available at $10 each.  The prize is an Ultra High Relief $20 Double Eagle coin, which contains one ounce of pure gold (24k).  The United States Mint completely sold out of this coin which it minted only in 2009, so it is highly collectible in addition to the value of the gold content.