NC Capitol building surrounded -- in re-enactment

RALEIGH, NC - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's capital is marking 145 years since the city was occupied by hostile troops.

The state Capitol building will be surrounded on Saturday with a Civil War-era troop encampment on the lawn. The event recalls the April 1865 occupation of the Capitol by Union troops.

The occupation occurred just days before the largest surrender of the war at Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham that included almost 90,000 Confederate troops in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida.

Union and Confederate troops camped on the Capitol grounds will give a sense of the military life near the close of the Civil War.

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