Western Military History Class Travels to Zoar to Learn Civil War Infantry Drills

April 06, 2010

The Mount Union College Western Military History Class will be traveling to Zoar on Saturday, March 23 to learn Civil War infantry drills from local uniformed re-enactors.

 

The re-enactors represent Company B, 51st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and they are all local northeast Ohio residents. They will be teaching the Mount Union students about military drills of that time period and how to fire period rifles. This is in preparation for a trip to Gettysburg in April, where the students will conduct class on the battlefield, reenacting various characters from the Civil War.

The class is taught by Dr. Ricardo Herrera, assistant professor of history at Mount Union.

The public is welcome to attend the event, which will take place in the center of historic downtown Zoar from 9 a.m. - noon

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