Covington student gives special Civil War presentation

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

Austin Mitcham, a senior at Piedmont Academy from Covington, recently visited a fifth grade classroom for a special presentation.

Austin has been a Civil War reenactor since he was twelve years old, so he brought in his equipment, clothes and hats for the students to learn about the uniform and gear.

Austin has been in reenactments as a Confederate and Federal soldier in many states including Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. He actually was part of a reenactment and encampment at Gettysburg.

Austin has also been invited to several locations and has participated dependent upon the reenactors ability to be historically accurate.