Ah, the autumn season is upon us, with all the seasonal fall festivals, fairs, and beautiful weather to enjoy. If you happen to be in NW North Carolina, or SW Virginia this weekend, may I highly recomend a visit to the JEB Stuart Homeplace , home of the ledgendary hero of the war between the states. Twice a year, in the fall and spring, the homeplace is turned into an accurate encampment of Union and Confederate troops, and stages realistic battles once each day. Also, you can do walking tours through the grounds, and get a look at how life was during that time. Photographs do not do things justice, but here are a couple to give you an idea of what you might see.
The lower photo is a field medical kit of the sort used to treat battlefield injuries and sickness. A lot of people are surprised to find out that more men died from desease than battle injuries during the war. If you have the stomach for it, they do a nighttime candle lit tour of the battlefield, with a graphic medical demonstration of 'medical care' given to the wounded. It's not for everyone.
Given the state of education in this country today, if I had kids this would be mandatory visit each year, to conteract the politically correct brainwashing that goes on in public schools now. Try it- you'll thank me later.
Labels: The Confederate States