Union Soldier

Choose the battle you fought in. Go to your resources and do research on your battle. Take notes remembering what you need to include in a letter you will write home. You will need to use lots of adjectives. By reading your letter, family and friends should be able to understand the enormous hardships you encounter as a Union soldier.


 
 Fort Sumter Antietam
 First Bull Run  Fredericksburg
 Shiloh Gettysburg
 Second Bull Run Chattanooga
   
     
     
     

2. In the letter you write home, describe the living conditions in the Union camps and battles during the war.

 

3. Read two poems about Union soldier life. What does the poetry tell you about the life as a Civil War soldier?

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 3, 1862
President Lincoln posed for pictures with Major General George McClellan and other Union Officers.


To wrap up this webquest, you will present your letter to the class. This is where your character will come alive! You will come dressed as your character and reveal your identity through the letter. You will be graded on your enthusiasm and creativity. You will really have to get to know your character so that you can best portray that person.

You should read the information contained at each site thoroughly with your individual role and task in mind.
 Resources:
American Civil War Home Page
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/cwarhp.html

CivilWar.com
http://www.civilwar.com/

Civil War for Kids
http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/civilwar/cwar.htm

Civil War ThinkQuest
http://tqjunior.advanced.org/5970/civilwar/

Poetry and Music of the Civil War
http://users.erols.com/kfraser/


Documentaries of 2 Communities
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/

Life in Civil War America
http://www.richmond.edu/~ed344/webquests/civilwarlife/background.html

Civil War Slang
http://genie.esu10.k12.ne.us/~dmahalek/Slang.html

Soldier Life
http://civilwar.bizsuite.com/soldier.html

Union Soldier's Life
http://users.erols.com/kfraser/usollife.htm

Union Soldier's Uniform
http://www.currensnet.com/uniforms/confunif.htm

Camp Life
http://www.cr.nps.gov/csd/gettex/

Letters and Diaries of Union Soldiers
http://www.iwaynet.net/~lsci/junkin/

http://www.ketzle.com/diary/

http://www.cwresearch.org/letters/follett/index.html

http://www.civilwarletters.com/home.html

http://www.snymor.edu/pages/library/local_history/civil_war/findingaid.htmlx

Battle at Chattanooga
http://library.thinkquest.org/3055/graphics/battles/chattanooga.html

http://battlefields.home.mindspring.com/page6.html

http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/tn005.htm

http://www.collectorsnet.com/cwtimes/chattano.htm

http://ngeorgia.com/history/chat.html

Battle at Fredericksburg
http://freenet.vcu.edu/tourism/histrich/fredcity.html

http://home.att.net/~hallowed-ground/fburg_virtual_tour.htm

http://members.aol.com/lmjarl/civwar/frdrksburg.html

http://civilwarhome.com/fourletters.htm

Battle at Antietam
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Olympus/1845/

http://www.antietam.com/antietam/

http://www.enteract.com/~westwood/

http://www.collectorsnet.com/cwtimes/antietam.htm

Battle at Fort Sumter
http://www.gms.ocps.k12.fl.us/student/civilwar/Fort_Sumter.html

http://civilwarhome.com/ftsumter.htm

http://scnc.cps.k12.mi.us/fort.htm

First Battle of Bull Run
http://www.gms.ocps.k12.fl.us/student/civilwar/BullRun.html

http://www.collectorsnet.com/cwtimes/1bullrun.htm

http://www.cisnet.com/~ralcorn/MANASSAS1.HTM

Battle of Shiloh
http://www.geocities.com/heartland/acres/1257/shiloh.html

http://www.collectorsnet.com/cwtimes/shiloh.htm

http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/tn003.htm

Second Battle of Bull Run
http://civilwarhome.com/2manassa.htm

http://www.collectorsnet.com/cwtimes/secondbu.htm

http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/va026.htm

http://www.cisnet.com/~ralcorn/MANASSAS2.HTM

Battle at Gettysburg
http://www.gettysburgguide.com/wfought.html

http://home.sprynet.com/~carlreed/

http://www.gettysburgguide.com/bv1.html

http://americanhistory.miningco.com/homework/americanhistory/library/weekly/aa063097.htm

http://www.apci.net/~rutherfc/