As part of the Knoxville Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration this past weekend, the Historic Gaming Club of Knoxville set up miniature battlefields in the East Tennessee History Center.
The goal? Let youngsters get hands-on experience with troop movements, battle maneuvers, etc., with the roll of the dice.
Tiny soldiers on tiny fields stood ready with tiny flags, artillery, and such.
Mostly, though, the youngsters we saw discussing the hows and whys of troop movement were the big ‘uns, the ones wearing the blue and the gray!
But a good time was had by all!
For more pics of youngsters, move on over to Ailsa’s blog Where’s My Backpack and check out Travel theme: Youngsters.
For more about Civil War celebrations in Knoxville, go see these sites:
East Tennessee Historical Society: Blue & Gray Reunion and Freedom Jubilee: http://www.easttnhistory.org/bluegray
Knox County Civil War Sesquicentennial: http://knoxcivilwar.org/Knoxcivilwar/Home.html