Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Civil War in My Backyard

Well not literally in my backyard...but less than a 5 minute walk up the hill to the park...I happened to read about the event on Thursday...since I love learning about history, I knew I'd go...the Hubs joined me...it was very HOT!!!!!!

They displayed some formation marching and then they fired their weapons...the (not sure of rank) guy in charge, explained what they were doing and why, during the whole drill...




A camp had also been set up, with some civilian volunteers...we ended up speaking to the



we talked to the guy in charge of the mess for quite awhile...he actually wrote a book with recipes from that era....it was pretty cool....

There was also a Chinese-American soldier, Irving Moy,  and he spoke in great length about the Chinese involvement...he also has written a book about Joseph Pierce, a Connecticut Chinese American soldier from the Civil War...and interspersed it with the story of his father....I bought the book on the nook, as both the Hubs and I were interested in the story....An American Journey

He had quite a crowd around him while he was speaking..and one guy who was monopolizing the conversation, so I did not get any pictures of him and his artifacts, but he was very interesting...

2 comments:

Fiber Jewels said...

That's cool and more or less in your backyard! :-)

Babajeza said...

Civil War is tomorrow's topic of the history lesson in the morning. :-) All I know about the civil war I remember from the book Blown in the Wind. Actually, all my knowledge about history comes from novels. I am not interested in fights and dates but in the stories behind the war scenes. My question always is: How did people (women, families, ordinary people) live during war times. How did they mamage. What would I have done in the same situation.
I like the "living history" very much. We were in Plimouth Plantation last week, where you can see a seventeenth century village, go into the houses and talk to people "living" there. Tehy tell you their stories (actually, they are actors and do a very good job).