Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hands On History - Militia

On the Ohio frontier, every citizen shared the responsibilities for the welfare and safety of the community. Robert Neidlinger, a Militia Captain, demonstrates the duties, arms, and equipment of the citizen soldier in 18th century Ohio, explains the dangers and inconveniences of militia calls to the families of the hastily called soldiers, and starts the training of the students in a drill of the time.

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