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A guide through the Civil War for block 7G

Photos of the War

This video has many images of what the Civil War looked like.  Despite it being a war fought over a 150 years ago, it divided and shaped our country.  It was bloody.

The Great American Civil War

Dead soldiers strewn about on the battlefield.

Battlefield

One of the most famous pictures depicting clean up on the battlefield long after the battle was done. It was one of the many photos that photographer Mathew Brady shot.  His work brought reality of war to the general public.

The other side of war

"Scars of a whipped Mississippi slave, photo taken (April 2, 1863Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA). Original caption: 'Overseer Artayou Carrier whipped me. I was two months in bed sore from the whipping. My master come after I was whipped; he discharged the overseer.' The very words of poor Peter, taken as he sat for his picture." This picture was distributed by abolitionists to show the public the other side of the war--what slavery really looked like.

Flags

Confederate and United States flags.

What do you know?

How much do you actually know about the civil war?

What do you know?
Are you kidding? I know a lot!: 2 votes (66.67%)
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I know some major battles/events.: 1 votes (33.33%)
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Subject Guide

Melanie Cochems