Resurrecting the Civil War

A Civil War soldier visited the sixth grade last week to talk about the life and times of army men during the deadliest war in American history. Actor Patrick Falci, taking on the persona of Confederate General A.P. Hill, described for students the four-year war that left more than 600,000 soldiers dead, and shared what life was like on the battlefield using costumes and props, including a Civil War–era rifle with a bayonet. The students are currently immersed in their American History unit.