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2018 Battle of Selma re-enactment canceled

Posted September 1

— A re-enactment of the Battle of Selma in Alabama has been canceled for the second year in a row because of the cost.

James Hammonds, president of the organizing group The April 1865 Society, says it's unlikely the re-enactment of the Civil War battle will be held again.

News outlets report the society announced Thursday the decision to cancel the event scheduled for next April was because city officials asked the group to pay for services such as police, fire and public works.

The April 2017 event was canceled after the city asked organizers to pay an estimated $22,000 for city services that were in-kind in the past.

The society tried to raise money through a GoFundMe page that generated only $1,000.

The battle had been put on each year since 1987.

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