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Orchard Knob Reservation marks 150th anniversary of Civil War action

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Jim Ogden's voice came out raspy, rising and falling like a drill sergeant's and straining to carry over a continual breeze to a group huddled on the side of Orchard Knob on Saturday.

The group stood close together at the top of the hill, which lies within Orchard Knob National Military Reservation -- a park that's two city blocks in size and sandwiched in the middle of a dense residential area.

It's a beautiful vantage point, but a practical one, too, for waging a ground war in the mid-19th century. And as it happened, the United States and the Confederate States of America thought so, too.

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