I'm a Boyd's Bear who is traveling around to classrooms, museums and battlefields learning about the American Civil War. I was created by a student from St. Patrick School in Carlisle, Pa. I share what I'm learning here on my blog and via Twitter and Flickr. If you would like to learn more about me, please visit http://www.civilwarsallie.com
Hi I am Civil War Sallie and I will tell you about the Rufus S. Reed 2 at the Canal Museum. The Rufus S. Reed 2 is a freighter and it went up and down the Erie Canal with supplies to keep the builders to keep building. The frieghter held whiskey, coal, sugar, salt, and much more. I also learned that the people had to sleep outside on top of the freighter. The water that they sailed on was so dirty that you could not even touch it.