The Civil War encampment sponsored by the Champlain Valley Historical Reenactors (CVHR) held in Shelburne last weekend provided attendees with an opportunity to witness life in America during the 1860’s – during a defining moment of the country’s history. According to Shelburne resident Jim Buell who took part in the event, “CVHRI is a unique group amongst reenacting/living history groups in that we can show all aspects of the war, infantry, cavalry, medical, artillery, sutler, chaplain and civilians. This helps promote our educational mission so that the public gets an opportunity to see a larger view of what life was like in that decade.” Buell is a 2nd Sgt, as well as the Quartermaster Sgt and the Paymaster, which carries a rank of Major. The encampment will return to Shelburne in 2014, when it will again include an “educational day” for area school children. Buell estimates that this year approximately 480 students visited the campsite during Friday’s program.