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October 28, 2015, 12:00 am

The Civil War came alive for 22 high school students and social studies teacher Jim Coneset, when they took a four-day trip to Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee October 16-19.  It was a real hands-on learning experience, which included cleaning headstones at the National Cemetery, loading a cannon, participating in the evening colors ceremony to secure our nation’s flag at dusk, and even conducting water watch studies.  Mr. Coneset reported that every adult they encountered spoke so highly of our students, which could explain the royal treatment they received from National Park Service staff (especially Rangers McKay and Lewis) and the special behind-the-scenes tour of the museum.  The trip was rounded out with displays of Civil War artifacts, an infantry reenactment, artillery training and strategy, and period music performed by the Tennessee Valley Winds.  Special thanks go to parents/chaperones Paula Kelley (who coordinated the trip) and Kerrie Kornexl. 

Posted by Kathy Farrell at 12:00 am
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