15 episodes

This collection of videos features historical interpreters and reenactments from North Carolina historic sites, includes Civil War reenactments, scenes of everyday colonial life, 18th-century weapon demonstrations, and the process of growing and selling tobacco. Also included is a recording of Piedmont blues musician John Dee Holeman.

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This collection of videos features historical interpreters and reenactments from North Carolina historic sites, includes Civil War reenactments, scenes of everyday colonial life, 18th-century weapon demonstrations, and the process of growing and selling tobacco. Also included is a recording of Piedmont blues musician John Dee Holeman.

    • video
    Civil War Reenactment: Firing a Musket

    Civil War Reenactment: Firing a Musket

    Reenactors portraying Union soldiers in the Civil War demonstrate the firing of a musket.

    • 1 min
    • video
    Blacksmith at Alamance Battleground

    Blacksmith at Alamance Battleground

    A reenactor demonstrates and explains the work of a colonial blacksmith and his role in the community.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Civil War Reenactment: A Union Cavalry Officer

    Civil War Reenactment: A Union Cavalry Officer

    A reenactor portraying a Union cavalry officer explains the weapons and equipment carried by cavalry in the Civil War.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Civil War Reenactment: Uniforms

    Civil War Reenactment: Uniforms

    A reenactor portraying a Union cavalry officer explains some of the many uniforms worn by soldiers in the Civil War.

    • 3 min
    • video
    Civil War Reenactment: Union Occupation and a Confederate Soldier Go Home

    Civil War Reenactment: Union Occupation and a Confederate Soldier Go Home

    In this video, a Confederate soldier making his way home at the end of the Civil War is stopped by Union soldiers at a checkpoint, then cooks for them in exchange for a day’s rations.

    • 4 min
    • video
    Cooking Hoe Cakes on an Open Fire

    Cooking Hoe Cakes on an Open Fire

    Demonstration of cooking hoe cakes outdoors on an open fire. “Hoe cakes” are cakes or breads made of cornmeal, small enough to be cooked on the back of a farmer’s hoe.

    • 2 min

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