Students help to repair Missionary Ridge Civil War monument's drummer boy
Last week Gordon Ponsford, a noted conservator based in Acworth, GA, finished work on the drummer boy statue. He replaced the right hand, reworked old repairs and inserted aluminum drumsticks to replace the original zinc ones that were missing or damaged.
Monday, April 21st 2014, 1:02 pm EDT
They've done it ... almost.
Twenty-five fifth-graders at Waggoner Middle School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, set out in late January to raise $5,000 to repair years-old damage to the drummer boy at the Ohio Monument on Missionary Ridge.
The gaggle of 11-year-olds had never seen the monument, except in pictures. But their teacher, Derek Hinkle, had traveled through the area researching his family connections to the Civil War and visited the site years ago.
This year he began his lessons on history and the Civil War.
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