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04-05 | School of the Soldier (College Station)


$10-$25, 5 and under Free (includes admission to History in Motion)


Sa 10am – 5pm | Sun 10am – 3pm


Museum of the American G.I. | 19124 Highway 6 South, College Station, Texas 77845

School of the Soldier DETAILS

From the organizer:

Only a small fraction of a Civil War soldier’s time was spent in combat.  Most of the soldier’s existence revolved around the routines of camp life.  From tent layout to daily activities, everything in camp was regulated.

Drilling was part of the daily routine for the Civil War soldier.  Soldiers became accustomed to orders, battle formations, rifle positions, and loading procedures through repetition and practice.  All were essential to surviving on the battlefield.  If the soldiers were not drilling, they would attend camp chores.  During their little free time, the soldiers would play games, sing songs or write letters home.

We invite you to interact with and observe the Civil War Soldier as he goes about his daily routine.

Camps will be opened:
10 AM – 5 PM Saturday, Nov 4
10 AM – 3 PM Sunday, Nov 5

School of Soldier Drills – Manual of Arms, Stack Arms, Formations and Loading in 9s demonstrations
11 AM- Noon  on both Saturday, Nov 4, and Sunday, Nov 5
3 PM – 4 PM on Saturday, Nov 4

Camp Lunch demonstrations
Noon – 1:30 on both Saturday, Nov 4, and Sunday, Nov 5

Kona Ice, Big Dawg BBQ, and Chick-fil-A will be on-site for the public to enjoy!

The ticket includes admission to the History in Motion and the School of the Soldier.


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