Another cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic to report. The Jackson Civil War Muster scheduled for August 22-23 in Jackson's Ella Sharp Park, has been canceled. With 18,000 people expected to attend, it just wasn't going to work this year. According to MLive.com, they'll try it again next August.

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This is the second year in a row it's been canceled. Last year the Muster was canceled in an effort to "reinvent" the event. And I guess, this year, a reenactment of the Civil Wars smallpox epidemic would've been a little too literal.

The Jackson Civil War Muster will return next year. It's already been scheduled for next August 21-22. If you've never been to the Muster, make plans now to be there next year. The battle reenactments are unbelievable. And you just might meet Abe (and Mrs.) Lincoln.

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