Civil War reenactors tell students what it was like | Schools
Members of the 26th Kentucky Regiment visited McLean County High School last Wednesday, speaking to students about what life was like for enlisted and officers in the war. They discussed living conditions and why most soldiers in the Civil War lost their lives by infections after they were wounded.
The Civil War class covers American History from Colonization to the present with an emphasis on the years 1861-1865.
The class looked at the causes of the war, completed battle presentations, learned about life during the war including technological advances, home life, and finally issues that carried on beyond the end of the war.
Along with student presentations, guest speakers, and lecture and discussion, students will travel to Fort Donnellson to learn from park rangers and historians. The hope is that students will gain a great appreciation for the time period and its effects on America today.