Educator resources about solider life during the American Civil War.
Examines Robert E. Lee’s decision to resign by utilizing a draft copy of his resignation letter to General Winfield Scott.
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 role and experiences of the USCTs.
Examines the toll the siege of Vicksburg took on civilians.
Examines the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of a Confederate soldier Edward Estes.
Explore the various ways African American people–enslaved and free, forced or by choice–contributed to the war effort. Using images and letters, delve into the lives of real people who were part of the Civil War.