Visit with a Civil War Soldier and his wife in Camp
This program explains the life of two different soldiers and the
life of a Civil War wife. The scene is a tent pitched outside, under the trees, next to a Creek. The soldiers portrayed are
an Officer and a volunteer Private. In this highly educational and participative program students will get
to hear what it was like to live through the Civil War and to handle many of the items the soldier and his wife would
have handled. Go inside a properly laid out tent, write a letter home in real ink, watch bobbin lace being made by the soldiers
wife. They will get to wear some of the clothing of the period, experience drill, play period games and sing period
After visiting outside the students go inside to the Ballroom and
learn a couple of dances and the etiquette of the period and can look at an exhibition of period clothing and bobbin
Jef preparing breakfast at the Gettysburg 140th re-enactment, in
front of his Civil War wall tent and fly with camp paraphernalia.
Jef is a member of the 1st Rockbridge Artillery. They are available for re-enactments
The Ragtine Era (circa 1890 - 1920)
To view a Ragtime Era Dance performance click on the link below.
May I have the Pleasure of this Dance? Part 3