We are in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War 1861-1865. There are many events commemorating this piece of history coming up in the next year or two. Many of our kindred dead were involved in this war. It’s a great opportunity to enrich your lives while the anniversary is being observed.
You might find something of interest by looking at the Civil War Sesquincentennial Events site. Just enter a state to see if anything is happening where you’re at.
For instance, this summer on July 28th there is an Artillery Demonstration at Kennesaw Mountain National Park, just northwest of Atlanta.
The Kennesaw Mountain Website posts tidbits of facts named “Did You Know”. An example of one is below.Did You Know – Confederate armies were usually named for states or regions where they campaigned, while union armies were named after major rivers. Thus the Confederate Army of Tennessee opposed to the Union Army of the Tennessee.