Becoming a Soldier: Uniform & Equipment

Suggested Price: $10.00


Why did men join the Union Army? Let a Civil War soldier tell you! He’ll show off and explain his army issue clothing and equipment. Don’t’ miss this opportunity to learn about the life of a Union soldier! This class was a part of The Castle’s All Ages Virtual History Camp: United & Divided: 1860 – 1870s.”

Provider: Sergeant First Class Joshua Mann, Historian – Ohio Army National Guard.

Sergeant Mann is the Historian for the Ohio Army National Guard (OHARNG), a position he has held since 2005. In addition, he serves as the curator of the OHARNG Historical Collections. He enlisted in 1995 and served in the Scout Platoon of the 1st Battalion, 148th Infantry before assuming his present assignment. He was a member of the Ohio World War I Centennial Committee, the Ohio War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, and a working group member of the Ohio Civil War 150 Commission.

We hope you enjoy this video! If you would feel so inclined, we would appreciate your support of our educational programming through a donation. Online donations can be made by following this link:

Make the most of The Castle’s educational offerings by becoming a member! The support of our membership allows us to care for our historic property, numerous artifacts, extensive gardens, and aids our efforts to provide exceptional educational programs for the general public and students. Learn more about our membership opportunities: