Thomasville City Scholars Academy students in Djuana Rinehart’s 8th grade Georgia History class earned credit for their attendance at the Company C 61st Georgia Infantry Living Historian’s presentation of “A Soldier’s Life” interactive Civil War encampment at the Thomas County Historical Society & Museum of History. Over 30 students explored the experiences, motivations, and hardships of Civil War soldiers. Audiences viewed weapons demonstrations and soldiers from each side of the war as well as a family portraying a local couple whose house was being used as a command post. The actors stayed in character while portraying actual people from the time period through first-person narratives. The students particularity liked the young man who played the role of a Thomasville soldier. Later the students received information that detailed what happened to each of these men in real life.
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