Heritage Students Learn of Georgia Heritage
- March 22, 2016
- Posted by: Lauren Johnson
- Category: Uncategorized
The Eighth Grade Georgia History students at Heritage Academy Upper School enjoyed an “active” lesson while learning of the weapons, equipment, and marching techniques of Georgia troops during the War Between the States. Mr. Bobby George explained how the rifled-musket, used by Confederate and Union armies, made the Napoleonic infantry tactics much deadlier in the massive battles of the War. Students were able to wear gray and blue uniforms while they drilled and practiced the various marching techniques used by both sides in battle. As the history class studies Georgia’s involvement and impact on the War, the students will be able to apply this experience to better understand the difficult life of the common soldier during the War Between the States.