Civil War Day

by | Jun 18, 2014 | American History, Civil War, Field Trips | 7 comments

On Father’s Day, after getting home from Mass, I spent the afternoon resting at home with the two little ones while Sean took the five older children to a Civil War Reenactment at one of our State Parks! They stepped back in time to learn what life was like for the people who lived during those turbulent times. They wandered through the Yankee and Confederate camps and talked with both military and civilian re-enactors to learn how war affected everyone.  My husband even took along my camera to take pictures for me to see and share!

(Thank you once again for all the prayers and loving comments.  They have been such a comfort. Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we bury our little Anthony, next to Gabriel, tomorrow afternoon. May God reward you all abundantly!) 

From the Archives: The Civil War Unit Study and Lap Book


  1. Helen

    Looks like a lot of fun! I've been to a Civil War reenactment as well. It's so interesting! Praying for you all tomorrow. 🙂

    2014-06-18 20:56:22

  2. Jennifer

    That looks so neat! I'm glad you got to rest. You will be in my prayers tomorrow for sure. We went to Gettysburg a couple of years ago but it was a major heat wave (105 degrees in the shade). i have to say it was the hottest I have ever been in my life. I wish we could have concentrated on it more, it was still so interesting. God bless you, Jessica!

    2014-06-18 21:08:37

  3. Kim

    Offering prayers for your family tomorrow. Tomorrow also happens to be the great feast of Corpus Christi (trad.). May this beautiful feast bring you consolation in this time of sorrow. Blessed be God. Blessed be His holy name…

    2014-06-18 21:46:37

  4. jbc2789

    Looks like they had a good time! You'll be in my prayers tomorrow for peace and comfort. God bless you during this hard time.

    2014-06-19 01:27:19

  5. Christine M.

    Praying for you and your family. May our Lady wrap you in her mantle and our Lord bless you always!

    2014-06-19 04:32:12

  6. Krista

    Oh , it looks like fun! We have similar events around these parts, too! What a wonderful thing it is to have your pre-born recognized in such a way to be able to be buried. We have come a long We have come a long Wayne in recent decades. Thinking of you and your family today… Prayers and blessings!

    2014-06-19 13:48:45

  7. Bernadette

    What an educational experience for your family! I especially like the photo of your children (plus one), standing at attention. So cute! Hope you're doing well. God bless! 🙂

    2014-06-19 17:05:04


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