Simons Middle School
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.