examing prayer book, photo and stethoscope
belonging to Dr. David Nolan of Havelock
They were shown the museum's Civil War artifacts which include a prayer book, guns, cartridge and cap boxes, a bayonet, a sword, and photos. They were challenged to pay attention to their own feelings and reactions as they held each object. The volunteers told stories of the men who used those items during the war and ultimately settled in Pocahontas County.
The local lesson ended with a tasting of hardtack and cornmeal cakes, two staples of Civil War soldiers. The cornmeal cakes met with polite but distinct disapproval.
sampling corn cakes