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A few years ago, I went to a Civil War re-enactment down in Fredericksburg and came upon a Confederate encampment on the banks of the Rapahannock River. As the soldiers wolfed down their historically authentic hardtack biscuits, I chucked a handful of Slim Jims in their direction. Naturally, all hell broke loose—those ragged Rebels hadn’t had any meat for weeks—and as a result, several were disqualified from the next day’s skirmish. Hopefully, there will be no such disturbances at the “Re-enactment of the Battle of Second Manassas,” one of Lee’s greatest victories. Along with the usual fighting, troop drilling, and camp-life demonstrations, the re-enactment will also feature a Temperance Rally to keep boozers, brawlers, and pranksters under control. From 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Ida Lee Park, Rtes. 7 & 15, Leesburg. $8. (703) 777-1368. (Eddie Dean)