Bloody Lane Battlefield, Antietam, from the
the CWPT Civil War On-Line Glossary. Click
Create a timeline of Civil War Events
Use Timeliner to construct your timeline, or
it could be presented as a Power Point Presentation or
as a webpage. You may also insert pictures
within your timeline. Make it colorful and interesting. Do
not copy any other timeline, but you may use their information as a
source for yours. Do not get too wordy with your timeline. It is
not a report or essay--but a timeline. Have fun
over these on-line Civil War Timelines.
For these questions you will use
the "House Divided" website to find the answers.
Why does this website describe the Civil War as the first
modern war? Click
Why does the 600,000 deaths accrued in the Civil War, compare
to 5,000,000 now-days in 2007? Click
What is the industrial revolution, and how did that influence
this war within a large country? Click Here
How did Lincoln finally start winning battles?
for one good reason
Why were railroads so important in the war? List three
major railroad junctions for both Union and South sides.
What means of communication helped commanders control his
troops better (than in past wars)? How do you think this new
communication was used by the President? Click Here
Trenches were used in the Great Battles, and helped to
increase deaths, along with new weaponry. Why were trenches so
important? Click Here
What is an ironclad, and how did they change naval war?
& 9. Describe the new army "rifle" that could shoot much
farther, and more accurately. How many soldiers died at
Gettysburg because of the new rifles? Click Here
for a rifle description. Click Here
for the number of dead inflicted because of the rifle and the trenches.
Another important weapon was the cannon. What was a
Howitzer? Go Here
How many soldiers died in the Civil War? How does that
compare to World Wars I and II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and
present-day middle east conflicts? Go to this special link
to find out numbers.
The great battles of the Civil War were led by cavalry
soldiers and infantry soldiers carrying Old Glory. How many
did the Early Civil War flag have? How about later in the
War? Click Here to
hear about the Union Stars and Stripes.
What was the Confederate flag called? Draw a picture of
both the Union flag and the Confederate flag, color and label
Who is thought to have designed the Confederate flag?
How many volunteers did the President call up in April of
Make up your own
broadside poster for a current or past war. Click Here
17. Why were the drums decorated so fancily? The
9th Vermont Regiment (that had the fancy drum) was involved in many
great battles, and was also in on the take-over of what southern
confederate city? Click Here
Describe the Union issued Army uniform. Go Here
The Confederate ladies made a beautiful flower-flag of their
new country. How many stars did it have on it? Click Here
What are the names of popular patriotic songs during
the Civil War? Click Here
Why did U.S. Grant think the "art of war" was not enough to
win? What did he think was necessary to win a battle? Go Here
General Johnston of the Confederacy was highly respected by
both sides? What U.S. wars did he fight in? How did he get
killed? Go Here,
and then finish with the next page Here.
What great southern city was captured on the Mississippi by
Admiral Farragut? Go Here
In 1862, General McClellan and General Robert E. Lee met at
Antietam (Sharpsburg) for what is called the bloodiest day in American
History. How many died, and what did McClellan fail to do, that
would have made this Union victory perhaps the last battle of the
war? Go Here
and finish up with more pictures and information Here,
General Robert E. Lee would invade the United States at
Gettysburg in June of 1863. Who won this great battle? How
many men were lost? Why did Lincoln go to Gettysburg to give a
speech? Go Here, Here,
Here, to find the answers.
After many battles, losses and wins by both Union and Confederate
forces, all would come to an end at the Appomatix Courthouse.
What happened at the court house, and how did Generals Grant and Lee
get along in their meeting there? Go Here to get
details, and Here
to see the "gentlemen's agreement" document.
Name the two Civil War prisons described in the House Divided site, and
tell where each was located. Click Here, and
then click Here
webpage after the one listed.
How many combined forces would end up in the prisons and suffer greatly?
How many Confederate prisoners died at Camp Douglas, near
Chicago? Click Here
The Civil War, being considered the first modern war, had a system of
medical care and surgery set up that was very primitive. Where
and how were the field hospitals set up, and what was the most common
surgery performed? Click Here
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