Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Civil War Living History - A Definite Success!
Much thanks to the Maryland Historical Society for bringing last Saturday's Civil War Living History event to Sotterley Plantation. Because of their generosity, and that of the Maryland Humanities Council, this performance was free to the public.
Performing artists, Britt Olsen-Ecker and Roderick Howard II, brought to life the stories of two historic Maryland heroes ... and wow-ed the audience! Clara Barton was known as the “Angel of the Battlefield” and was founder of the American Red Cross; her courage and generosity commanded the respect of every soldier. Christian Fleetwood, a Baltimore-born free black man who as a Union soldier willingly risked his life during the Civil War, became one of the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor for bravery.
And much thanks to all who attended!