Museum Curator To Experience Life Of Civil War Soldier

Posted by admin on Jan 11, 2010

Brett Kelley’s plans for two weeks in the Union Army include picket duty, 10-mile marches, improving defensive position and taking care of Twitter and YouTube.

It is not the Civil War of the 1860s.

Kelley, curator of collections at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, will serve two full weeks standing guard at the museum in a fund-raising and consciousness-raising activity,

Kelley will be on duty Feb. 6 to 20 outside the museum, trying to experience life as a Civil War soldier. He will be housed in a wood-floored tent and cook meals in a cast-iron stove.

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