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Published: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 12:01 a.m.

Front porch: A little of the Civil War in Everett

  • Paul-Elliott Cobbs

    Paul-Elliott Cobbs

The fifth annual Echoes of Blue and Gray, including a Civil War battlefield skirmish re-enactment and a ceremony honoring veterans of the Union and Confederacy, is scheduled for Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett. All events are free and open to the public.
Activities begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Everett Public Library historian David Dilgard leading a walking tour of the cemetery. One stop will be the gravesite of Rachel Wolfley, the great-great-great-grandmother of President Barack Obama. Her husband, Robert Wolfley, was a Union soldier in the Civil War.
Exhibits and encampment displays will open at noon, followed by the 1 p.m. mock skirmish with costumed re-enactors. At 2:30 p.m., a ceremony with honor veterans with pageantry, oratory, music and black powder musket salutes. It's sponsored by Evergreen Cemetery, Service Corporation International, Company C 4th U.S. Infantry re-enacting unit and the Washington Civil War Association.
Symphony conductor at circus: A special guest ringmaster will be introduced at tonight's 7 p.m. performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Everett's Comcast Arena. Everett Symphony Conductor Paul-Elliott Cobbs is expected to tell the crowd about the symphony's “Magical Music of Disney” concerts. The symphony shows will feature music from Disney classic movies played with a backdrop of animation. The concerts are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at New Life Center, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett. Information: www.everettsymphony.org.
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