Thursday, May 24, 2012

Daw Middle School Students Get First Hand Look At Authenic Civil War

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. 

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