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Civil War Reenactor Visits 5th Grade

Civil War
Captain Shannon Jefferies of the 6th Kentucky Infantary, and Civil War Reenactor, came to speak to Ms. Barbara Birge’s 5th grade Social Studies classes on Monday, April 22nd. Captain Jefferies came dressed in the basic mixed grey of the common soldier.  He also wore the Kentucky State Guard uniform from before the start of the war. He also brought all of his gear including a 1853 British Enfield Musket, 1851 Colt Navy revolver, and an officer's sword.  Captain Jefferies explained all about the gear and uniforms. He showed the students rifle drills, and then talked about how the war was fought and about the life of a Kentucky Civil War soldier.  He ended with taking questions from the students. 




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