Wellsville's Daw Middle School 8th Grade history students got a first hand look at authenic Civil War equipment and uniforms a week ago Wednesday. The students are members of Mrs. Nicole DePace's US History classes and have been studying Civil War history.
Pvt. Joe Frankford is a member of the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company I, re-enactment group. The 66th OVI is based in Urbana, Ohio, and was originally formed in 1861 during the first year of the Civil War. A Minerva resident, Frankford is married to the grand daughter of Wellsville residents Bonny & Brass Beresford.
Frankford told the students about conditions that soldiers faced during the war and how re-enactment groups demostrate those conditions using authenic weapons, equipment and uniforms.
This is the second year of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.