Students learned Civil War history during the event.
Glen Mills students and Thornbury Township residents had a chance to gain an understanding of Civil War life during the 31st Annual Thornbury Township Historical Society Pancake Breakfast on April 6th.
Various Civil War and period pieces were displayed during the event and authentic company street and fire pit cooking displays highlighted the morning. Students and township residents also had the opportunity participate in troop movements and firing demonstrations.
“That was a really neat experience,” McKinley Hall student Ray Vera Lopez said. “I learned a lot more about the Civil War.”
Bradbury Camp #149 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, and the 26th and 97th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry participated in the historically educational event.
The camp was named after Sergeant Jones Bradbury, a resident of Delaware County when he enlisted in the 26th Pennsylvania Voluntary Infantry. A brave Union soldier, he was killed in action shortly before the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia surrendered in Appomattox.
The reenactors were impressed with the Glen Mills student body.
“Each and every young man was courteous, attentive, polite, and genuinely interested,” Denise Chain, Civilian Coordinator of the 26th PVI, said. “They asked excellent questions and engaged us in intelligent mature conversation.”