Leaders

Educator resources that uncover the complex legacies of our nation’s leaders during the American Civil War.

Examines Virginia’s secession through the eyes of James Thomas Petty, a young Virginian living in Washington D.C. at the time.


Historic Draft letter with a lot of crossed out corrections

Examines Robert E. Lee’s decision to resign by utilizing a draft copy of his resignation letter to General Winfield Scott.

Examines the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of a Confederate soldier Edward Estes.