Hardin Northern History Brigade Steps Back into the Past

The Hardin Northern History Brigade recently took a step backward – all the way to 1864.

Eleven students travelled to Indiana to visit the 30th Annual Hartford City Civil War Days where reenactors from across the Midwest gathered to demonstrate what it was like to live during the Civil War.

The day started soon after arrival when President Lincoln guided the group to a panel discussion with leading generals from the Union and the Confederate armies.

They explored Civil War camp life, tasted authentic foods, and enjoyed demonstrations from a tin plate photographer, soldiers, and a surgeon.

The day ended with the thunder of the guns as the Union troops successfully drove Confederate forces from the field in a re-enactment of General Sherman’s defeat of John Bell Hood and the Army of Tennessee at Atlanta in July 1864.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a History Brigade adventure without food – good food and lots of it! Once the battle concluded we were off to our next adventure at the world famous Back 40 Junction in Decatur, Indiana. By the time we were done, we had consumed some serious quantities of prime rib, brisket, turkey, BBQ ribs, and more sides than we can list here.