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Students Get Lesson in Civil War Living

Re-enactors from Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry, Company F, based in Grand Rapids, recently brought history to life for Byron Center West Middle School students.

The group, which aims to educate the public and preserve Civil War life, spent the day sharing their knowledge. 

“It was a great day of authentic learning for our students,” said Jason Kaiser,  7th and 8th grade history teacher. “They were able to see, first hand, what life was like during the Civil War.

Byron Center West Middle School students learn about life in the 1860s from Civil War re-enactors

Civil War re-enactors line up for battle at Byron Center West Middle School






A Civil War re-enactor helps students write the old-fashioned way










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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is managing editor and reporter, covering Kentwood, Lowell and Wyoming. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013, and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio


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