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Levi Bird Duff | Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Levi Bird Duff | Pennsylvania Civil War 150 | The Civil War | Scoop.it
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This soldier story is about a man names Levi Bird Duff who served in the civil war and had many hardships but got through them all. Levi Duff wrote many letters in his life time to various family members and friends. When Levi was at war, he was a very brave and courageous man. He survived a musket ball through his lung and another through his leg in two separate conflicts. He took a shot through the lung in the battle of Fair Oaks and while leading his regiment through Gettysburg, Spottsylvania Court-House, Cold Harbor and Petersburg, a ball shattered his right thigh, which lead to him having to amputate his leg.In 1865, he was elected as the district attorney of Allegheny County and in 1881, Duff ran for the office of lieutenant governor. He remained a respected and leading citizen of Pittsburgh in his post-war years. In 1913 Levi retired and a couple years later died. 

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Life as a Confederate Soldier - Letters of Eli Landers | GACivilWar.org

Life as a Confederate Soldier - Letters of Eli Landers | GACivilWar.org | The Civil War | Scoop.it
Eli Pinson Landers was nineteen years old when he left his home in Gwinnett County, GA to join the Confederate Army in August of 1861.
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These letters were written by Confederate Soldier, Eli Landers, to his mother during the civil war.  In them, he writes about what he is doing and the general conditions of the war. In the textbook I learned that during the war, life was hard for the soldiers. I knew they were uncomfortable and didn't have that much to eat but this is proof of just how bad it was. I thought that the letters were a good way for Eli to share with his mom what was going on. 

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Gettysburg - Devil's Den and Little Round Top

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Battle of Gettysburg map showing the fight for the Devil's Den and Little Round Top on July 2, 1863
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This map shows the Battle of Gettysburg and what went on between the Union and the Confederacy. On this day,  Gen. John B. Hood's Confederate division launched an attach which you can see on the map. Lead by Hood's men,  Texans, Arkansans, and Alabamians made their way toward a rocky hill known as Little Round Top. This is just like in the textbook because there were some battles where people attach other places.

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Fredericksburg - Meade and Gibbon Advance - December 13, 1862

Fredericksburg - Meade and Gibbon Advance - December 13, 1862 | The Civil War | Scoop.it
Our Battle of Fredericksburg - Gibbon's Advance map focuses on the Union attacks against the Confederate positions on the Slaughter Pen Farm section of the battlefield.
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This map shows the battle of fredericksburg and how bloody and deadly it was. In our textbook it shows maps of different battles during the civil was just like this one but this one is on a more advanced map and has more key points. I think this map is important because if you want to know what happened during this battle you can just look at the map and see what went on and where it happened. 

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Helen Dortch Longstreet, Georgia Civil War Figure | GACivilWar.org

Helen Dortch Longstreet, Georgia Civil War Figure | GACivilWar.org | The Civil War | Scoop.it
Helen Dortch Longstreet, the second wife of General James Longstreet, is remembered for her unflagging work as a Confederate memorialist, Progressive reformer, and local librarian and postmistress.
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This account is about a women who married an older man and shortly after they got married he died. They did not have any children so she worked as a librarian but most of the time throughout her life she was consistently trying to revive and defend her husband's wartime reputation. Later in her lifetime she was sent to the Central State Hospital in Milledgeville for mental illness. She remained there until her death.

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American Civil War

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During the American Civil War, illustrated journalism and cartoons in print media became available to the American public for the first time.  "Many factors contributed to this sudden flowering: th...
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This is a piece of propaganda used by the union in an Anti-slavery almanac to show those in the confederacy about the hardships of being a slave. This relates to what we learned in the textbook because  we learned how unfairly slaves were treated. This was intended to pull at peoples emotions and show them how families were broken up because of slavery. I found it significant because I never really thought that children were actually pulled away from their mothers at such young ages.

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American Civil War Music (Confederacy) - Southern Soldier - YouTube

2nd South Carolina String Band -- Southern Soldier ___________________________________________ I'll place my knapsack on my back, My rifle on my shoulder, I'...
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This song is about a soldier during the civil war fighting and staying safe to return back to his family. In the song the soldier is talking about how he must stay positive throughout the battles and stay loyal to the other people fighting with him. This song is like what we read in the textbook because in the readings it talks about soldiers and how difficult it was to fight and stay alive just like it talked about in the song. 

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Appomattox Courthouse - April 9, 1865

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The Civil War Trust's Battle of Appomattox Court House Map shows troop movements and preservation progress for this 1865 Civil War battle in Virginia.
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This map represents the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. This map has a key that shows different roads and how they are significant. On this day, Robert E. Lee was determined to make one final attempt to reach his supplies at Lynchburg. The map shows how he did this and what roads he took. This map represent something like in the textbook because in the textbook there are many maps with keys on them indicating how people got around and what roads they took. 

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Thomas "Blind Tom" Bethune, Musician and Composer | GACivilWar.org

Thomas "Blind Tom" Bethune, Musician and Composer | GACivilWar.org | The Civil War | Scoop.it
Born into slavery, Thomas Bethune had extraordinary musical talents and became a celebrated composer and performer.
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This account of a slave named Thomas Bethune was about a young boy born into slavery and was born both blind and mentally unstable, was lucky enough to be able to not get separated from his mother. Even though he was blind he was amazing at playing the piano and was taken to various places to show off his talent. This story is similar to the reading in the textbook because it wasn't that bad for all slaves and it did get better. Also some slaves were just very lucky. 

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