(NVDAILY) — NEW MARKET, Va. — Hundreds of homeschooled children and their families packed the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park on Saturday to get a hands-on history lesson in Civil War life.
Visitors learned military drill, the Virginia Reel, 19th century games and crafts and were led on guided battlefield tours at the park's seventh annual Homeschool Day.
According to Stacey Nadeau, supervisor of historical interpretation at the park, families came from five states for the event.
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"It's just the whole gamut of what it's like to be a soldier," she said.