Surrender of Secession
Westville, GA 1865
Oct. 24-28, 2012
UPDATE - SEPT 2012
REGISTRATION CLOSES OCT 1st, 2012
Registration list posted on the AC Campaigner site
- Registrations have reached the 185+ mark. Dont delay to get registered. Event is capped at 200.
-Westville Map & Key added.
- Wendell Decker replaces Todd Harrington as our Ambrotypst..
- Yahoo Discussion Group for registered participants. This is where detailed questions should be asked. Click here.
- Recruitment for specific roles continues (Yeoman class ladies, Federal infantry, Boot Shop workers, Gin workers, disabled vets, Deputy Sheriff, US Marshall, etc with invitation).
- Site planning and walk-thru meeting completed.
-The 'Surrender of Secession' article - suggested reading
- Check out the 2011 Preservation efforts on the Preservation page.
Contact Jim Butler with questions firstname.lastname@example.org
“An entire social order had been swept away, and in its ruins a new one had to be constructed.”
“Southern Planters emerged from the Civil War in a state of shock. Their class had been devastated-physically, economically, and psychologically. …the losses wiped out inheritance of generations. Per capita wealth dropped from $19,000 in 1860 to one sixth of that by 1870. Many faced the added indignity of the departure of their labor force.”2
Values of property, acres cultivated, fewer horses, hogs and cattle had dropped by 30% or more. Yeoman fared no better as widespread destruction of free range livestock. “Thousands of poor white farmers ended up wholly destitute.”2
With the collapse of the Confederate currencies, barter was the only viable mode of trade. Interest rates skyrocketed. Northern brokers and agents reaped the profits from the cotton markets.