MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some local students got a taste of what it might have been like to fight in the Civil War this week.
A group from the Bloomington campus of Minnehaha Academy performed a reenactment of the Civil War. It included everything from mock fights, doctors treating soldiers with critical wounds and flag bearers who led armies. Doctors also went around to wounded troops and put bandages over wounds.
Robert Noble, who led the group and the reenactment, wanted to give the students a true taste of what battle might have been like during the Civil War. He also wanted to give them a different way to take a vested interest in history.
“This gives the children a chance to feel what it might have been like,” Noble said. “Hopefully this will give them a chance to appreciate history, do more reading and just be a lot more interested.”
One of the main sessions of the reenactment was a field medical situation where there several wounded soldiers and only a few doctors.
Historically, Noble said, there weren’t enough doctors to try and treat the wounded, so there were only one or two doctors and a few orderlies to treat dozens of critically injured soldiers.
Watch the video to see the reenactment.