BEGINNING Tuesday, September 19th – 3:00 p.m. - THE SENIOR CENTER of CHARLOTTESVILLE commences a brand new class taught by historian Rick Britton, “Civil War Nuts & Bolts: How the Soldiers Lived, Marched, & Fought,” perfect for both recent transplants and local history buffs who want to delve a bit deeper! To Britton, “Civil War Nuts & Bolts” means the practical details of the average soldier’s day-to-day existence. Plenty has been written about Civil War battles. By comparison, little has been penned regarding the lives of the North and South’s 3 million soldiers. This class seeks to answer questions such as: How did the soldiers camp? What did they eat and who supplied it? Why did they wear wool? How far could they march in a day? How fast could they load and fire? Did they really fight shoulder-to-shoulder?
The Class—At the Senior Center starting Tuesday, Sept. 19, then continuing for 4 more Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30 pm:
· Tuesday, Sept. 19th - 3:00 pm – “Infantry, the Queen of the Battlefield”
· Monday, Sept. 25th - 3:00 pm – “Cavalrymen, the War’s Beaux Sabreurs”
· Tuesday, Oct. 3rd - 3:00 pm – “Artillery, Rifled & Smoothbore”
· Tuesday, Oct. 10th - 3:00 pm – “The War’s Unsung Heroes: Engineers, Commissaries & More!”
· Tuesday, Oct. 17th - 3:00 pm – “Causes of the War & Modern-day Confederate Iconography”
Sign Up Today! Charge: Senior Center members: $70.00—guests: $80.00.
REGISTER - http://seniorcenterinc.org/calendar/event/5432Or, for more information, call the Senior Center Travel Office at (434) 974-6538