Confederate Soldier
   













Soldiers with cannons ready.

1. 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 Confederate soldier.

Fort Sumter

First Battle of Bull Run

Fredericksburg

Gettysburg
 Chattanooga

Second Battle at Bull Run

Battle of Shiloh

Antietam
 

 

 

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

 

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


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/webuests/civilwarlife/background.html

Civil War Letters from Confederate Soldiers
http://www.civilwarhome.com/letters.htm

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/