Monday, April 19, 2010

Alert: Yankees Headed This Way!


The Yankees are coming and headed toward Selma! Hide your gold, your silver and get ready to defend our city!

The Battle of Selma reenactment returns this weekend to present living history of one of the last battles of the Civil War, fought just days before the South's surrender in April 1865. Almost 2,000 school children have pre-registered for the authentic 1860's campground tours on Thursday and Friday that include the Alabama Division Headquarters. A skirmish takes place on Saturday as well as the Battle of Selma Ball at Sturdivant Hall Saturday night and the battle on Sunday afternoon.


An article about the event is featured HERE.

8 comments:

Kate said...

Making history live is so important for children! Re-enactments of events is a pleasurable way to learn. Love the photo, too.

Leif Hagen said...

Did they have WiFi there or internet hook-up?

Rambling Round said...

I doubt it, Leif! If it wasn't around in the 1860s, they don't want it there for an authentic as possible living history.

Rose said...

2,000 kids! Wonder what the ages are...probably all ages. Just can't imagine that many at one place!

Rambling Round said...

Hi Rose. The students aren't there all at once. They divide them into morning and afternoon tours on Thursday and Friday. They are also divided into groups and go to 10 different stations such as cannon techniques, medical tent, 1860's music, campsites, clothing and gear of a Civil War soldier, flags, riflery and spinning/weaving/dyeing cloth. Really educational!

Rambling Round said...

A lot of the students are fourth graders since they study Alabama History. They come from all over the state and some from north Florida.

Lois said...

This is great! We have an annual reenactment here for the Battle of Natural Bridge which took place about a month earlier (March 1865). This battle prevented the Union from capturing the Florida capital and made Tallahassee the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi River not to be captured by Union forces during the war.

Irina said...

The best way to remember the history for children. I like the photo very much.