Ridgeland ~ Civil War Comes to Life

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The Civil War comes to life! Calling All Time Travelers of the Lowcountry!

Please join us for an hour-long learning adventure with hands-on, engaging activities which will bring the American Civil War to life. Become inspired by those who wore the blue and the gray during our country’s bloodiest conflict. The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage welcomes historian Aaron Bradford.
Mr. Bradford will lead participants to:
•Evaluate the differences and compromises between the North and South as the United States expanded its territory.
•Understand the perspectives and evolution of white and black South Carolinians from the beginning, and onward through to the end of the Civil War.
•Appreciate how soldiers were impacted by the railroads, fighting with rifle musket and bayonet, and the significance of the Drum and Signal Corps.
•Relive the nearby Battle of Honey Hill, fought on November, 1864.
•Consider the consequences of the Civil War and how it still impacts us today.