This will be a reading, discussion, hands-on approach to the American Civil War. Genuine and authentic reproductions of arms, uniforms, and equipment will be available for students to examine. We will look at the obvious and not so obvious causes of the conflict itself and the outcomes that affect us to this day. Emphasis will be given to eastern and western campaigns and battles of importance as well as diplomatic efforts by both the North and South. Audiovisuals will be the movie “Gettysburg” and/or “Glory” and/or “April 1865, the month that saved America.” A tour of Fort Clinch and/or Olustee Battlefield, either formal or informal, will be worked in.
Instructor: Tony Daniels is a retired teacher from New Jersey. He has a B.A. from Lyndon State College and an M.A in curriculum/supervision from Georgian Court College. He taught in Jackson Township schools for 32 years as well as teaching courses at Ocean County College. He was recognized as Jackson Township Teacher of the Year 1989 and Distinguished Alumnus 1997 University of Northern Vermont, formerly LSC. Tony Daniels has been a Civil War re-enactor since 1982 and has served as an actor and advisor for several movies and television specials regarding the Civil War.
Location: St. Peter’s Church, Room 201
Day and Time: Tuesdays, February 5 – March 19, 10:00 am to Noon
Materials to be Purchased: None