This summer (in July) I'm going to an 1861 Girls School in Tennessee for a week. You dress in authentic mid- 19th century clothing all week and we learn etiquette, penmanship, art, music, dance and the social graces. In addtion we also participate in side saddle horsemanship, archery, and other sports. At the end of the week we have a small graduation followed by a formal ball to which we are escorted by members of the Jackson Cadets, a group of local young men dedicated to the study of mid-19th century history and customs.
If you would like to see more about it here's the website...www.athenaeumrectory.com
Their will be lots of pictures that I will post on my blog when I come back from it :)
I thought this was interesting
Dates Southern States Seceded from the Union
South Carolina Dec. 20, 1860
Mississippi Jan. 8, 1861
Florida Jan. 10, 1861
Alabama Jan. 11, 1861
Georgia Jan. 19, 1861
Louisiana Jan. 26, 1861
Texas Feb. 1, 1861
Virginia Apr. 17, 1861
Arkansas May. 6, 1861
North Carolina May. 20, 1861
Tennessee June. 8, 1861
11 states belonged to the Confederate States.
Kentucky and Missouri were admitted to the Confederacy.;
that accounts for the 13 stars on the Confederate Battle Flag.