Educator resources exploring the impact of battles during the American Civil War
This lesson includes images of items picked up from the field after the battle of First Manasses/Bull Run. Images include a cartridge, a homemade uniform jacket, a toothbrush a watch chain, a map, and several pipes. The lesson includes an artifact cataloging chart.
Uses the diaries of two soldiers to examine the experiences of soldiers during this first battle.
Examines the toll the siege of Vicksburg took on civilians.
Examines the role and experiences of the USCTs.
Examine the motives of the U.S.-Dakota War through the writings of a Dakota leader and the citizens of New Ulm, Minnesota.
Examines the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of a Confederate soldier Edward Estes. Examines the role and experiences of the USCTs.
This website uses the published work of Amanda Akin to paint a picture of life for a nurse during the Civil War. The two links represent two interactive units based around Akin’s book, as well as other primary sources.
via Smithsonian National Museum of American History