Thursday, May 29, 2008

Civil War in a Small Town

Simons Middle School

10th Annual

Civil War Day
Battle cries and gunfire, mixed with the crisp morning air as the 8th grade students reenacted a day in the life of Union and Confederate soldiers.

Battle scenes took place as students portrayed soldiers charging square into enemy lines in hand-to-hand combat.

The Civil War was fought between 23 northern states and 11 southern states.
State's rights and the issue of slavery were the Parliament reasons for the conflict resulting in the enormous loss of life and economic hardships.

Doctors and nurses tended to the wounded as well as dying soldiers who fought in the horrific hand-to-hand battles.

Prison Camps depicted the life of imprisoned soldiers and military campsites revealed a day in the life of brave men and women who fought for their cause.

Guest speakers included Rev. John Rankin, Robert E. Lee, and Ulysses S. Grant.

The SMS drama club presented the Assassination of Abe Lincoln.
And the Band and Choir performed songs and music from the North and the South.

Information about abolitionists, conductors, freedom symbols and quilts were showcased.

Civil War Foods such as Johnny Cakes, Jerky, Dried Fruit and Hard Tack were served.

Small Town Parades

Fleming County hosted an Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday May 17.

Following the parade a ceremony honoring past and present veterans took place in the Industrial Park.

Small Town Charm

This blog is for you if you love living in a small town.
My name is Kym and I am a journalist who loves a good story.
I have spent the past four years as a feature writer for the Messenger newspaper and my job has definately been interesting.
Small towns are chocked full of interesting folks who have a story to tell.

So sit back and join me as I travel around the small communities of Bath, Fleming, Mason, Montgomery, and Nicholas Counties to share the stories of ordinary folks.