The President conferring with General McClellan (left) and
other officers (right) at Antietam
Lincoln and His
photographic montage, President Abraham Lincoln sits surrounded
by his top commanders. From left to right they are: David
Farragut, William T. Sherman, George Henry Thomas, Abraham
Lincoln, George Gordon Meade, Ulysses S. Grant, Joseph Hooker,
Philip Henry Sheridan, and Winfield Scott Hancock. The portrait
on the wall is of Lt. General Winfield Scott
Battles of the
Seeking a Victory
Abraham Lincoln with
many of his top military commanders
Picture from PBS: Freedom A History of the U.S., A War to End
BATTLES "PARTS ASSIGNMENTS"
Complete each part as listed and
use the Battles Form to compile your answers
concerns how the President should deal with the problem with Fort
Sumter. The fort was being besieged by Confederate forces from
Charleston, S. Carolina. You will read a message from Major
Anderson at Ft. Sumter.
Go to the Fort Sumter Battle Strategies page follow the directions.
Be sure to read all real documents, and then answer the set of
PART TWO is a different battle rail junction near Manassas.
You will read telegraph messages as well as messages
written by the President, as to what to do.
Read all documents, and then answer the set of
Go to the Civil War Hot Air Balloons and Telegraph
Page. [This is a large link with activities for
studying the telegraph, air balloons, and Lincoln's
PART THREE For the
year 1863, during the war, you can read actual
documents concerning Lincoln's dealings with General
McClellan. Read all real documents and then
answer the questions for this part.
Go to the George
McClellan Page to gather information, and ORDERS, as
to what to do.
PART FOUR concerns
the Battle of Gettysburg, July, 1863, and how
Lincoln dealt with General Meade. The battle
was won by Union forces, but the same forces failed
to go after the Confederates.
Go to the Gen. George Meade
Site and read the information provided. Follow
Goal of this fact chart is for you to get a good understanding of
the chronology of Civil War Battles.
Note the column headings. Use your chosen timeline and gather
facts about the major or minor battles for each year. Note the
row headings. Look for land-based and sea/water-based battles
for each year. Include all major battles, and any minor ones
that are of interest to you. The "Military Decisions" cells
are to describe the result of the battle. Who won, number of
dead for each side, any Medal of Honor winners, or special facts
about individuals involved.
This chart has
limited space for answers. You may make your own chart,
following the pattern of this one.