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Civil War Battlefield Art - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Civil War Battlefield Art - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | The Civil War | Scoop.it
The world came to understand the Civil War through the eyes of battlefield artists. Living alongside the troops, combat illustrators risked death, injury, and disease to convey the blow-by-blow of battle with pencil and pen, charcoal, and crayon. Their work, sketched in the direst of circumstances, shows terrible violence but also moments of surprising grace.
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This is by Harry Katz. The modern world came to know the Civil war through the many art pieces drawn during the war. Many artists traveled with the troops, risking death, injury, and disease, to capture the images of the war. They would use pen, pencil, charcoal, or crayon the convey these battle scenes. 

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The Diary of a Civil War Nurse ~ Home | Albert H. Small Documents Gallery, NMAH

The Diary of a Civil War Nurse ~ Home | Albert H. Small Documents Gallery, NMAH | The Civil War | Scoop.it
The Albert H. Small Documents Gallery, located on the second floor of the National Museum of American History, is devoted to the display of rare and historically significant documents. The gallery features documents that reflect major events and themes in American history from the Smithsonian’s collections, public institutions, and private collections.
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Amanda Atkin traveled from her home in New York to serve as a Civil War nurse at the Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C. She left behind her family in New York to help save hundreds of injured war veterans. During her fifteen months working as a Civil War nurse, she wrote  several letters to her family and took note of many of her experiences.  Several years later Amanda published an account of her wartime role. 

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Fort Sumter

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On March 5, 1861, right after Lincoln was announced President, the troops at Fort Sumter send message that they were running out of food and supplies. Beginning at 4;30 on April 12, the Confederates bombarded the Union soldiers at Fort Sumter.The Union was extremely outnumbered because of their lost supplies and soldiers. There was no deaths on either side, but it sparked the nation into the Civil War.

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Battle of Antietam

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You Found It! Extensive Battle of Antietam Resources for the Serious Student of the Civil War
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Robert E. Lee withdrew his troops from South Mountain and took over Antietam. General George B. McClellan launched attacks on Lee's army. The confederates outnumbered the Rebels by a lot, but their advantage did not help them in battle. The Confederate troop withdrew from the battle making it a Union victory. It is said that the winning of this battle for the Union gave President Lincoln his confidence to announce the Emancipation Proclamation speech.

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Gus Bowles Goes to War - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

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Gus Bowels was a veteran on the Confederate side of the Civil War. Taking after his fathers image, he went into the war when he was just thirteen years old. His mother begged him to stay, but he felt the urge to fight for what he believed in. Although he was too young to fight, he did anyways. Gus Bowels stayed in the war until Lee surrendered and witnessed the Union Victory. 

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Civil War Songs - YouTube

Collection of photographs and pictures of the Civil War era set to the songs Dixie, Bonnie Blue Flag, and the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Enjoy!
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This video is a collection of battle hymns and pictures collected throughout the Civil war. The songs are a way that the troops would stay positive during the war by singing the songs together. Also, the songs are a way that the people that weren't in the war could keep the troops in their minds and make it a song of faith in what they believe in and stand for. 

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Sarah Frances, and 80 year old African American still has vivid memories from when she as young and enslaved. She was born on March 23, 1850 in Kentucky. She was brought to Missouri when she was only six months old, leaving behind her father in Kentucky. Her mom had to work very hard to maintain a lifestyle for Sarah. Sarah was never sold. Her mother remarried, and had to work ever harder because the man she married was extremely sick. Sarah had to work in the fields. She got whipped many times, and she still has the scars. The memories of being a slave still thrives within Sarah's mind. 

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Battle of Shiloh: Shattering Myths

Battle of Shiloh: Shattering Myths | The Civil War | Scoop.it
History article on the Battle of Shiloh in April of 1862
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The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6-7, 1862 in southwestern Tennessee.. It was one of the most momentous battles, but also one of the least understood.Confederate forces under Gerneral Sidney Joohnston and.P.G.T. Bearegaurd launched a surprise attack on Grant, the Union general. The confederates were winning on the first day, but on the second day the Union took over and defeated them.

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A Young Boy Joins the Union Army - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress

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Lewis McBride fought for the Union side during the Civil War. Lewis was on the Union side, unlike his father. Him and some other boys around his age had a meeting with President Abraham Lincoln about the war, which turned him Republican. After that, he enlisted in the war at age 15. He was badly injured and almost had to get his leg amputated, but they left it on for him. Lewis voted for Lincoln for president on August 15, 1865. That same year he was discharged from the army. He still remembers the hardships he had to face throughout the war, but is glad that he fought for his country. 

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