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Revolutionary War and Civil War days at SMS

PTA sponsored Civil War Re-enactors assembly for 8th graders this past October 6th. Playing guitars and banjo, Union musicians played popular music from the 1860s that soldiers and civilians alike would have enjoyed. A Confederate soldier from North Carolina regaled us with true stories of civilian life in the South before and during the war. Volunteer students dressed in the clothing and wore the equipment of a typical Civil War soldier. Our third re-enactor, a photographer from the 1860s taught how photography worked at this time in a studio and also on the fields of battle. After dressing in 1860s attire, she took an actual photo of students dressed as a typical family.

 SMS Civil War Day

 

SMS Civil War Day

 

SMS Civil War Day

 

SMS Civil War Day

 

 

Revolutionary War Assembly – 7th graders

     PTA sponsored Revolutionary War Re-enactors assembly for 7th graders this past November 17th. The British General Howe shared the British perspective during the “War of Rebellion” and a colonial soldier shared the experience of a typical colonial militiaman during the Revolutionary War. In fact both Mr. Watson and Mr. Frintner were enlisted to re-enact the battle of King’s Mountain in North Carolina where the colonists routed the redcoats. Abigail Adams explained what civilian life was like during the war. Students learned how valuable each family member was in the process of making clothing. Additionally, students participated in a re-enactment of colonial practices of courtship.

 

SMS Revolutionary War Day

 

SMS Civil War Day

 

SMS Revolutionary War Day

 

SMS Revolutionary War Day

 

SMS Civil War Day

 

 

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