Re-enactor indicted for role in shooting

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A grand jury this week indicted a Confederate soldier who shot a Union fighter last September during a re-enactment.

An indictment has been issued charging a Virginia Beach Civil War re-enactor with reckless handling of a firearm — a misdemeanor — while filming a Civil War documentary at Heritage Park last September, said Commonwealth's Attorney Wayne Farmer.

Although the indictment is not sealed, he declined to identify the man Thursday because the warrant had not yet been served.

Investigators believe the Sept. 27 shooting of Thomas Lord Sr., a 72-year-old re-enactor from Suffolk, was accidental, said Farmer.

The re-enactors were involved in filming the "Civil War Overland Campaign Web Series Project" when Lord was shot.

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