Civil War re-enactor shot during skirmish

September 30, 2008 1:41:18 PM PDT
Sheriff's officials are trying to determine who shot a Civil War re-enactor during a weekend skirmish in Virginia. Isle of Wight County spokesman Don Robertson says Thomas Lord of Suffolk was shot Saturday in the back of the shoulder while portraying a Union soldier during a re-enactment. Lord was hospitalized and later released.

Sheriff Charlie Phelps says Lord was shot with a .45-caliber musket bullet that may have been fired from a pistol.

Phelps says re-enactors aren't supposed to use live ammunition and normally don't.

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