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Hunter's Raid June 1864 at the Peaks of Otter

Learn about "life on the home front" during the Civil War for 1864 Appalachian Mountain families.

Date: Sat, June 16, 2018
Hours: To Be Determined
Price per person: Free

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Come to Peaks of Otter to learn about multiple points of view surrounding "Hunter's Raid". What would a farm (such as Johnson Farm) family do and experience as friendly or hostile forces moved through their area to "obtain the resources" to make war (food, livestock, valuables, medicine, clothing)? Recount unfortunate stories of homes burned along the route. What would family life for a small family farm be like with all the fighting age males off at war (daily chores, plowing, planting, harvest, defense, social life, anxiety over loved ones)? It's sure to be a day of fun and learning for historians and families alike.

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