On February 7th five members of the Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (CCSAR) spent the day at Taylor Middle School’s Sixth Grade Class and their teacher Mrs. Hamm. We talked about the Revolutionary War and what caused it to happen, where some important battles occurred and some of the strategy used; demonstrated the type of dress used at that time, what kind of weapons were used by both sides and why the colonists prevailed against the British who had the most formidable army in the world at that time 250 years ago.
The students were shown eating utensils of the time, how the militia dressed differently than the Continental army and were taught to march and follow orders like the full time soldiers. They were shown the difference in weapons used in the war and how foot soldiers (infantry) were different than the Dragoon (Horse soldiers).
The CCSAR members who participated were: Jack Bredenfoerder, Bob Bowers, Dan Schmidt, Chaplain Ed Boniwell and Michael Gunn, all in Revolutionary War uniforms.
Pictured here are one of the six 6th Grade classes with Jack Bredenfoerder, Ed Boniwell and Bob Bowers in the rear.