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The Battle of the Washitas re-enactment

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DURANT, OK -- A local historic site is taking visitors back to the 1800's.

Starting Friday the Ft. Washita historical park is holding its first living history event.

Actors will recreate what it was like during the 1842 "Battle of the Washitas."

When the 7th US Cavalry led by Lieutenant George Armstrong Custer attacked Native Americans on the Washita River.

In the 1800's the Ft. Washita historic site was used to protect the citizens of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations.

"It's always exciting to come home to southern Oklahoma, and do the only civil war reenactment within four hour drive of Grayson or Bryan County," Terry Phillips said.

The event starts Friday and goes until Sunday.

Organizers say they're expecting more than 7 thousand students to attend tomorrow's re-enactment.