It was 150 years ago that the Civil War ravaged the United States. One particularly dark memory is the thousands that died at Andersonville Prison. These photos show it as it is today.
When the first shots of the war were fired upon Fort Sumter; the war quickly escalates for both sides in the first seven days of it. Everyone knew then that this was not going to be a quick war.
Champ Ferguson was one of only a two Rebels tried and convicted of war crimes after the United State's Civil War. In a rare twist of fate, Ferguson actions may have impacted my family's future.
We tend to think of inventions as devices that make life better. When it comes to Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin this is not the case. In fact, for one group-American slaves-life was made much worse.
By confiscating income and supplies, and blockading entry points, the Lincoln Administration could starve the enemy, isolate the western sympathizing states, and slowly cinch its grasp on all Confederate fortifications.
Below are my weekly lessons for weeks 26 - 30 on the Civil War/War Between the States/War of Northern Aggression. My first year teaching I was dying to see other teachers' plan books, but most of them were either blank or didn't seem suitable for our students ("high-risk" with poor reading...
Article 4 of American Civil War Life: Filling The Ranks
Iuka Ravine in the Columbus University District is an attractive place with a good view. Many students and non-students apply for apartments here, not realizing its tribute to a Mississippi town.
There are thirty-five living children of U.S. Civil war veterans. Here is the story of Fred Upham and his father, 1st Lieutenant William H. Upham
Order of March