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Cantigny becomes Revolutionary War battlefield

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Re-enactor Tim Hess, of Streamwood, holds his newly baptized son, Ian, wrapped in a British flag, during a real baptism ceremony before a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment Sunday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

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Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.com The Continental Army fires a canon during a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment Sunday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

James LeRoy, 6, of Kankakee and Mason Broski, 6, of Hobart, Ind., battle it out during the Revolutionary War re-enactment this weekend at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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John Sutton, of Chicago, portrays a member of the Continental Army during a Revolutionary War re-enactment Sunday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.

Mark Black | Staff Photographer

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Hundreds of spectators converged on Cantigny Park in Wheaton Sunday to see American and British soldiers square off in a Revolutionary War re-enactment. The event was part of a weekendlong re-creation of late-18th-century life.
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    • Re-enactor Tim Hess, of Streamwood, holds his newly baptized son, Ian, wrapped in a British flag, during a real baptism ceremony before a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment Sunday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    • Mark Black/mblack@dailyherald.com The Continental Army fires a canon during a Revolutionary War battle re-enactment Sunday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    •  James LeRoy, 6, of Kankakee and Mason Broski, 6, of Hobart, Ind., battle it out during the Revolutionary War re-enactment this weekend at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
    •  John Sutton, of Chicago, portrays a member of the Continental Army during a Revolutionary War re-enactment Sunday at Cantigny Park in Wheaton.
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