“Maryland Cadets” are now re-activated! Welcome to our youth arm of our organization,Independent Greys. In the spirit of being stewards to our youth, our group has created a section to get children (boys and girls) ages 9-16yrs of age interested in history and gain hands on experience in the field with living history. Most groups, including ours, do not allow anyone under 16 to take the field in reenactments for safety and liability reasons. Our group, many who are parents themselves, have brainstormed a way to get youth involved in learning more about history pertaining to The War Between the States. We have came up with a solution which was found from history. In Baltimore from 1843-1861, there was an organization called “The Maryland Cadets”. It was a Baltimore Militia unit comprising of young Marylanders.
1859 BALTIMORE NEWSPAPER AD FROM THE DAILY DISPATCH
The concepts of education, motivation, and preservation drive our work as Maryland Cadets.
To begin, our work is to remember our nation’s history as accurately as possible by researching, reading, and investigating primary sources. Maryland’s unique role in the Civil War is an important focus of our studies.
Secondly, our work as students of history is to find motivation in the actions of our ancestors. Motivation to save the past for the future.
Motivation to help our fellow man. Motivation to make this world a better place for everyone. Most importantly, our work is to preserve the gems of history for all to see, remember, enjoy, and learn about. From primary documents such as letters, photographs, and journals to original artifacts to battlefields and monuments our work is to save, share, and teach.
Our work will reveal to the Maryland Cadets the influence history has on our daily lives and the importance of learning from history and preserving it for ourselves and future generations.
HELP SAVE A BATTLEFIELD! HELP SAVE AMERICAN HISTORY!
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