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  Civil war history, lesson plans, civil war generals and civil war battles - American Civil War Glossary
Earthworks were used to protect troops during battles or sieges, to protect artillery batteries, and to slow an advancing enemy.
When prisoners were returned to their own side during the War (in exchange for men their side had captured) the parole was no longer in effect and they were allowed to pick up their weapons and fight.
Rifle-Musket: The common weapon of the Civil War infantryman, it was a firearm fired from the shoulder.
www.civilwar.org /historyclassroom/hc_glossary.htm   (3025 words)

  
  Battles of the American Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a chronological summary and record of every engagement between the troops of the Union and of the Confederacy, showing the total losses and casualties in each engagement.
It was collated and compiled from the Official Records of the War Department.
Battle of Manassas I (Bull Run I) Battle of Manassas II (Bull Run II)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battles_of_the_American_Civil_War   (231 words)

  
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And that focus is unique for the war is viewed as it unfolded chronologically in each theater of operation and it is seen from two perspectives, the objective eye of historians of today and the absorbing, sometimes myopic eye of the war correspondents of the New York Times and the Charleston Mercury who were there.
This treatment is new and unique to Civil War study for its multi-dimensional composition was developed with an appreciation for the information-hungry minds of the twenty-first century.
Battle studies form the essence of military history but not all war studies focus on battle action for there are many patterns that emerge in the study of war off the field.
donbracken.com /page_xi.htm   (1228 words)

  
 Category:Battles of the American Civil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The main article for this category is Battles of the American Civil War.
Battles of the Chickamauga Campaign of the American Civil War
Troop engagements of the American Civil War, 1862
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Battles_of_the_American_Civil_War   (234 words)

  
 ipedia.com: American Civil War Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, fought on May 13, 1865, in the far south of Texas was the last land battle of the war and ended with a Confederate victory.
The American Civil War is often called the first total war because of its tremendous drain on the economies of the participants.
The American Civil War was also the first war in which trenches were dug on a wide scale, such as in defense of Vicksburg or at Cold Harbor.
www.ipedia.com /american_civil_war.html   (2529 words)

  
 Texas Map of Battles American Civil War
Texas became the birthplace of the American cowboy; Texas Rangers were the first to use Sam Colt's remarkable six-shooters; Sam Houston became an American ideal of rugged individualism.
First, Texas troops on Texas soil won the final battle of the Civil War, not knowing the south had capitulated a month earlier.
On May 1st,1863, a second design was adopted, placing the Battle Flag (also known as the "Southern Cross") as the canton on a white field.
www.americancivilwar.com /statepic/texas_battle_map.html   (601 words)

  
 The Ultimate American Civil War - American History Information Guide and Reference
The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession.
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, fought on May 13, 1865, in the far south of Texas, was the last land battle of the war and ended, ironically, with a Confederate victory.
One of the reasons that the US Civil War wore on as long as it did and the battles were so fierce was that leaders on both sides had formerly served in the United States Armed Forces together, many including Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during the Mexican-American War between 1846 and 1848.
www.historymania.com /american_history/American_Civil_War   (4499 words)

  
 sociology - American Civil War
The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession.
The Battle of Palmito Ranch, fought on May 13, 1865, in the far south of Texas, was the last land battle of the war and ended, ironically, with a Confederate victory.
One of the reasons that the US Civil War wore on as long as it did and the battles were so fierce was that leaders on both sides had formerly served in the United States Armed Forces together, many including Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during the Mexican-American War between 1846 and 1848.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/American_Civil_War   (4491 words)

  
 American Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
of the Confederacy: A Civil War Narrative by Robert Alexander (Michigan State University Press) The Battle of Five Forks was one of the last battles of the American Civil War.
A Southern Soldier's Letters Home: The Civil War Letters of Samuel Burney, Army of Northern Virginia by Nat Turner (Mercer) Samuel A. Burney, born in April 1840, was the son of Thomas Jefferson Burney and Julia Shields Burney.
These letters of a college graduate in the 1800s, a soldier in the civil war, written to his wife – Sarah Elizabeth Shepherd – are lyrical and beautifully written.
www.wordtrade.com /history/america/americancivilwarR.htm   (549 words)

  
 American Civil War at eHistory.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
From April 1861 to April 1865, a brutal civil war was fought between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.
The American Civil War is one of the most researched conflicts in modern history, yet many people still desire more knowledge about it.
Americans are still dealing with the original issues addressed by the founding fathers, striving to meet the needs and desires of a large and diverse population.
ehistory.osu.edu /uscw/index.cfm   (384 words)

  
 Major Battles in the American Civil War - Table - MSN Encarta
Major Battles in the American Civil War - Table - MSN Encarta
Major battles fought between the North and the secessionist South.
Second Battle of Bull Run (or the Second Battle of Manassas)
encarta.msn.com /media_701500524_761569254_-1_1/Major_Battles_in_the_American_Civil_War.html   (80 words)

  
 Time Line of The Civil War - 1862
Battle of the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac" -- March 1862
This battle proved to be the bloodiest day of the war; 2,108 Union soldiers were killed and 9,549 wounded -- 2,700 Confederates were killed and 9,029 wounded.
The battle convinced the British and French -- who were contemplating official recognition of the Confederacy -- to reserve action, and gave Lincoln the opportunity to announce his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (September 22), which would free all slaves in areas rebelling against the United States, effective January 1, 1863.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/cwphtml/tl1862.html   (977 words)

  
 The American Civil War
Music & Poetry of the War Between the States - Understand the thoughts and emotions of the men who faced each other across the battle field.
Civil War Rubric - A Civil War Webquest Rubric using AZ Standards.
Battle at Antietam - Some think this was the 'bloodiest day' of the Civil War
www.kn.sbc.com /wired/fil/pages/listcivilwamr26.html   (363 words)

  
 Battles of the Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was the greatest war in American history.
It was the only war fought on American soil by Americans, and for that reason people have always been fascinated with The Civil War.
However, there was nothing 'civil' about the Civil War, which is also known as the War Between the States.
iml.jou.ufl.edu /projects/Fall03/Peters   (154 words)

  
 Civil Playing manual
Civil is a strategy game that simulates battles of the American Civil War on a company level, where a company is roughly 100 men (this can be less).
Civil differs from purely turnbased games such as the Civilization series that are pure turnbased and the popular realtime games such as Command and Conquer.
Civil can be executed in so called fullscreen mode which means that instead of running in a window as is default, the game runs fullscreen, obsuring your window manager.
civil.sourceforge.net /playing.html   (8620 words)

  
 UNT Department of History: Civil War Web Resources
Dedicated to the civil war veterans of the Town of Sweden, NY.
A page on the two big war memorials in Metairie Cemetery: the tumulus of the Army of Northern Virginia, Louisiana Division, and the tumulus of the Army of Tennessee, Louisiana Division.
This Civil War Confederate prisoner of war camp commemorates the sacrifices borne by American prisoners not only in the 1861-1865 conflict but in all wars.
www.hist.unt.edu /web_resources_mil/am_civil_war2.htm   (3281 words)

  
 American Civil War from 1861-1865
The American Civil War in U.S. history, was a conflict (1861-65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy.
Also known as the War between the States, the War of the Rebellion (the official Union designation), the War of Secession, and the War for Southern Independence.
The name Civil War, although much criticized as inexact, is the most widely accepted.
www.civil-war.tv   (103 words)

  
 The American Civil War Campaign
All battles must be fought by the Union player before the promotion phase commences, and all promotions must be made before the start of the reorganisation phase.
No battle needs to be fought on the tabletop, but this does count as a victory for purposes of recruiting during the next recruiting phase for the moving player.
Victory: If any portion of a battle has been fought on the tabletop, after it is over it counts as a victory for purposes of recruiting during the next recruiting phase for the winning player and as well as a victory for the purposes of promoting troops.
homepages.paradise.net.nz /mcnelly/vb/campaigns/acw_campaign.htm   (8939 words)

  
 Battles of the Civil War
After researching important battles of the American Civil War, students will work with a group to create a PowerPoint presentation.
Will the students be able to demonstrate knowledge of battles of the American Civil War in a power point presentation?
Lecture and discuss the early events leading to the American Civil War.
www.glc.k12.ga.us /BuilderV03/lptools/lpshared/lpdisplay.asp?Session_Stamp=&LPID=28015   (821 words)

  
 Leaders and Battles of American Civil War ()
From April 1861 to April 1865, a civil war was fought between the Confederate States of America and the United States of America.
For an interesting discussion on the Civil War Theaters of war visit HistoryShots.com.
Maps the rise and fall of all 23 armies of the Confederacy including size and battle history.
www.lbdb.com /TMDisplayWar.cfm?WID=2   (93 words)

  
 Not Just a man's war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
News of battles dominates the headlines and events of the war are shared among people at every opportunity.
American Life Histories, over 2,900 documents in the form of narratives, dialogues, reports and case histories from the Federal Writers' Project, 1939-1940.
Decide which two team members will pretend to be a Civil War woman writing to a relative or friend and which two will pretend to be the woman's at home relative writing back to her.
score.rims.k12.ca.us /activity/manswar   (3122 words)

  
 Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection - American Civil War
Map of the seat of war in Virginia.
Sketch of the country occupied by the Federal and Confederate armies on the 18th and 21st of July 1861.
Topographical sketch of the battle of Bethel, June 10th 1861.
www.libs.uga.edu /darchive/hargrett/maps/civil.html   (292 words)

  
 Funagain Games: Red Badge of Courage
Both sides are as evenly matched as one gets during the war, and there is a constant stream of reinforcement keeping both players in the game up to the end.
And the game not only includes the two complete battles, but it has a half dozen smaller scenarios that enable you to play various aspects of the battle in detail, many in a day.
Gamers who are Civil War buffs, and who love getting value for their money, must give this one a try.
www.funagain.com /control/product/~product_id=012731/~affil=DSGS   (458 words)

  
 Battles of The U.S. Civil War
Follow the American Civil War, from its causes to its conclusion.
These maps of the Civil War are from The U.S. Military Academy, at West Point.
This map shows great detail of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most important battles of the Civil War.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /subjects/civilwarbattles.htm   (120 words)

  
 Books on Civil War Battles
One of the most popular historians in the years immediately following the American Civil War, Benson J. Lossing was virtually forgotten in the later 20th century...
The first major battle of the western theatre of the Civil War, Shiloh horrified the nation by showing the terrible price that would have to be paid to preserve the Union.
Civil War - The Battles - The North - The South - Vintage Civil War - Lincoln - Grant - Slavery -
www.dropbears.com /b/broughsbooks/military/civil_war_battles.htm   (578 words)

  
 Tennessee Map of Battles of the American Civil War
The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War, Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms.
With beautifully shot footage of reenactors, Civil War Combat illustrates aspects of four particular Civil War battles that are rightfully considered legendary.
A Southerner with Unionist sympathies during the Civil War, Johnson was selected as Lincoln's running mate in 1864.
americancivilwar.com /statepic/tennessee.html   (1390 words)

  
 The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion
PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, BY In the unlikely event that you are not familiar with the Official Records (ORs), they consist mainly of battle reports and there are literally thousands of them.
A list of the ten costliest battles of the Civil War based on total casualties (killed, wounded, missing, and captured).
A chronological battle listing with statistics where the Union casualties were 500 or greater.
www.civilwarhome.com /records.htm   (447 words)

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