Extractions: What better way to teach children about the period than with a little "hands-on" experience. The Sealed Knot has been heavily involved in education for many years, giving school talks and displays about life in the Civil War throughout the UK. If your school or college is running a project on the Civil War period, the Sealed Knot can provide you with experts on everything from cookery to clothes, education and politics, through to weapons and battle strategies. The Society was founded by a distinguished Soldier and the Country's foremost Military Authority on the Civil Wars Brigadier Peter Young D.S.O., M.C., F.H., and a group of friends following a party in Cavalier costume held in the summer of 1968. The idea of forming an "army" of the period was floated and quickly gained wide interest so much so that within two years the membership had topped the one thousand mark and a second, Parliamentarian, Army was formed within the Society. In June 1971 the Society was incorporated as a Limited Company and in 1974 was granted official recognition as a registered Charity. Over the years the Society has performed re-enactments throughout the country, including participation in the Silver Jubilee celebrations at Windsor Castle in 1977 and has evolved into a national organisation of some considerable prestige, a fact recognised by the grant to the Society of its own Coat of Arms in 1983.
Extractions: Its clear that Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. has no realization of Americas past military sacrifices, nor does he apparently recognize the significance and true meaning of a soldiers death on the battlefield. What tells me this? He has demonstrated beyond any doubt in my mind, that he has no respect, nor appreciation for what battlefield memorials actually represent, whom they are intended to honor, and why. Rep Jackson authored a section in an appropriations bill promoting political briefings at battlefield memorials that would highlight the role slavery played in the War Between the Stateshe considers Americas memorials as venues to push a political agenda. Who would write and approve the politically correct scripts of such briefings to ensure the proper political message was sent? Left-wingers like Jackson himself of course and those who were recently quoted by one of my favorite columnists, Samuel Francis. Kate Stevenson, the Park Services Associate Director for Cultural Resource Stewardship and Partnerships said;
Extractions: M easured in physical devastation and human lives, the American Civil War was the costliest war in the experience of the American people. When it ended, 620,000 men (in a nation of 35 million) had been killed and at least that many more had been wounded. More men died of disease and sickness than on the battlefield; the ratio was about four to one. The physical devastation was largely limited to the South, where almost all the fighting took place. Large sections of Richmond, Charleston, Atlanta, Mobile, and Vicksburg lay in ruins. The countryside through which the contending armies had passed was littered with gutted plantation houses and barns, burned bridges, and uprooted railroad lines. Many crops were destroyed or confiscated, and much livestock was slain. More than $4 billion worth of property had been wiped out through emancipation, the repudiation of Confederate bonds and currency, the confiscation of cotton, and war damage. The war settled the question of the permanence of the Union; the abolition of slavery through the Emancipation Proclamation ; the doctrine of secession was discredited, and after 1865 states would find other ways to manifest their grievances. The war expanded the authority of the federal government, with the executive branch in particular exercising broader jurisdiction and powers than at any other time in its history.
Extractions: When you join the Regiment you will do so either as a Pikeman, Musketeer, Matross (Artillery) or Campfollower (non-combatant). Just because you join up as, say, a Pikeman, does not mean that you cannot try your hand at the other arms. We would recommend that you have a go at everything. Suitable 17th Century clothing is available (at a nominal fee) for loan to new members while they equip themselves. During the year the Sealed Knot puts on hundreds of events throughout Britain and sometimes even overseas. These range from Major Musters, where literally thousands of members will come together to re-enact a large battle to small displays where members from one or two regiments will show the way of life of the people of the period, together with the tools and weapons used by them, at local museums, school fêtes etc. As a member of Earl Rivers' Regiment we don't expect you to turn up to every event - that would be impossible. Instead go to those events that you can afford to. At a normal weekend muster your services will be required only for 4 or so hours in the afternoons and an hour or so for drill on one morning. The rest of the weekend is your own to spend socialising on the campsite, visiting local sites of interest or just soaking up the sun (well OK you might be soaking up the rain). Obviously if the Regiment is organising an event we would expect all members to do their utmost to attend. The organising regiment of an event will be responsible for tasks such as camp site security and laying out the battlefield. It's much easier to get a lot of people to do guard duty a few times rather than a handful doing it all weekend.
Civil War URLs Maps of National Historic Military Parks, memorials, and Battlefields Many detailedmaps. The American civil war Homepage - battles -Fantastic site http://www.learningspace.org/socialstudies/ems/student_work/CW/urls.html
Extractions: Editorials War News People Section Political Section ... More information about the Great Locomotive Chase we saw this movie in class. The only woman to win a Medal of Honor. Civil War Trivia scroll down towards the bottom of the page and you can even take some tests about the Civil War. Editorials The Human Cost - casualty statistics and poetry. Soldiers' Letters - letters from soldiers of a MA regiment, providing insight into what life was like for soldiers serving with the regiment. Financing the Civil War strategies and statistics of the North and the South. Two Towns; Two Views opinions in two towns on opposite sides in the War. Civil War Women - views of women of the North and South. The Women of Ante-bellum Richmond - the lives and expectations of Southern women. The Women of Franklin County in the Civil War the lives and accomplishments of women. "Captain Sally" - the story of the only woman officer in the Southern army. Harriet Beecher Stowe - So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war!" President Abraham Lincoln on meeting Mrs. Stowe. Documenting the American South Main Page authentic primary sources that document the American South from the viewpoint of Southerners. Strong focus on women and Afro-Americans people.
Maryland Civil War civil war Traveler (Maryland) From civil war traveler.com; Maryland Cavalry Detailsthe battles and battalion of approximately 300 memorials honoring Maryland's http://www.sailor.lib.md.us/MD_topics/his/war_civ.html
Civil War Herald WebQuest Asignment Details Maps of National Historic Military Parks, memorials, and Battlefields TheAmerican civil war Homepage battles -Fantastic site http://www.coollessons.org/civilwarpaper.htm
Extractions: It is June 1, 1865, and the war has been over for about a month. You are newspaper reporters working for the finest paper in your state, the Herald . The publisher of your newspaper has called a meeting the newspaper staff. He said, We do not want people to forget what has happened during the past fifteen years. We must record the truth as we know it about the war and what led up to it so that others will remember. Task Your newspaper staff must research, write and edit a Commemorative Issue" of your Herald newspaper about the issues, events and people surrounding that critical event called the Civil War by some people, the War Between the States by others. The time period covered by this commemorative issue will be 1850-1865. The newspaper staff members will have various assignments.
Extractions: by Charlie Spence, Aviation Writer and WTA Member Learn about the Civil War Battlefields in Western Maryland by reading Civil War Battlefields On Site History Lesson Without Exams by Charlie Spence, WTA Member and Aviation Writer. It features a mini, but thorough tour of the destination, plus all you'll need to know to plan your trip including getting there, objective information on places to stay and eat, and things to do. At the end of the article, we've provided a summary of the contact information for your easy reference. Enjoy!
Extractions: 5. Farmland. Many battles took place on farms, and there, too, horrible destruction of both built and arranged landscapes transpired. Farmhouses, barns, and other outbuildings were blown up, burned (often intentionally), or, if left standing, stripped of boards by needy troops of both sides. Farm fences everywhere disappeared, because they were conveniently sized and aged for firewood. Too, crop fields, which sometimes represented hard elemental labor by generations of proprietors (or, more likely, slaves), were remodeled, in effect, with breastworks, trenches, tunnels, and compacted paths, then littered with the dead, the deads debris of belongings and equipment, and the wreckage of caissons, wagons, and other martial implements.
Sons Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War Department Graves Registration Officer, Department civil war memorials Officer,Department of citizenship such as voting, great civil war battles and battles http://showcase.netins.net/web/rittel/suvcw/iowa/bylaws.htm
Extractions: Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Department of Iowa BY-LAWS Adopted April 7, 2001 We, the descendants of soldiers, sailors, or marines who served in the Army or Navy of the United States of America during the War of the Rebellion of 1861 to 1865, have formed this State Organization of our patriotic and fraternal Order, for the purpose and objects set forth in the Constitution of our National Organization; and in so doing pledge ourselves to commemorate our fathers' deeds, to render loyal service to our Country, and to promote the maintenance of unqualified American citizenship with respect for and honor to the flag of the United States of America. ARTICLE I. Section 1. The name of this State Organization of our Order shall be: Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Herein referred to as the Department, State Organization, or Department of Iowa. Section 2. The Department of Iowa, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a duly constituted state organization affiliated with the National Organization of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Herein referred to as National or the National Organization.
Extractions: http://www.civilwarbuff.org/ James Longstreet was born January 8, 1821, in Edgefield District, S.C. and spent his early years in Augusta, Ga. His father died when James was 12 years old and he moved with his mother to Somerville, Ala. He was admitted to West Point at the age of 17 and was a classmate of Grant, Halleck, McDowell, George H. Thomas and William T. Sherman. He graduated 54th in a class of 62 in 1842. Longstreet served in the Mexican War and continued to serve in the U.S. Army until he resigned June 1, 1861, to join the Confederate Army. On June 17 of that same year he was commissioned brigadier general in spite of his personal desire to assume an administrative rather than a military role during the War. Come hear Drew Hodges tell us about this rather polarizing Confederal General who was a superior corps leader but did not have prowess in strategy or independent command. He was often slow or reluctant to take the offensive but nonetheless a fearless soldier when engaged in battle. Longstreet was referred to by Robert E. Lee as "My Old War Horse" and by his men as "Old Pete."
Capital Region USA Attractions -- History program, as it was also the site of many battles. Perhaps the greatest casualty ofthe civil war was Abraham memorials to these men and many more important US http://www.capitalregionusa.org/attract/history.asp
Extractions: The Capital Region is brimming with history. No area in the United States is home to more important moments and sites in history, making this the ideal destination for visitors hoping to get an enjoyable and educational glimpse at American heritage. Jamestown, in Virginia, was the site of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Colonists established the town here in 1607 and were soon befriended by legendary Indian Princess Pocahontas. Today you can visit the original site at Jamestown Island, watch archaeologists at work or tour the recreated Indian village and English forts at Jamestown Settlement. Just a stone's throw away is Williamsburg, the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780. Today the town is the nation's largest outdoor living history museum. You can tour 173 acres with the help of costumed "residents" who depict life of Virginia colonists on the verge of revolution. You can stumble back in time at Maryland's original capital, too. Historic St. Mary's City is also a living history museum that introduces you to the world of tobacco farming, Indian life and 17th-century politics. Maryland's current capital, Annapolis, functioned as the first peace-time capital of the United States after England's Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington in the 1781 battle of Yorktown, Virginia. Washington resigned his commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army here, thinking he was ending his service to the new country. (Little did he know that he'd soon be its first president.)
ENGLISH CIVIL WAR B BRIEF memorials OF THE UNFORTUNATE SUCCESS OF HIS MAJETSY'S AFFAIRS BRISTOL, THE CIVILWAR DEFENCES OF.. Their archaeology BRITISH battles / Guest K D 210p http://www.caliverbooks.com/ecw/cal_ecw_b.htm
Extractions: ENGLISH CIVIL WAR: B BABYLON HILL : Battle of 1642 / Morris R 20p. ECW Battle in Yeovil area BAKERS 1580- 1660/ Peachey. 32p. BAMPFIELD, HIS APOLOGY/ Col Joseph Bampfield. 300p Reprint of a useful memoir "Written by himself and printed at His Desire". Bampfield fought for Charles I and then had an intriguing career as a spy up until the 1680's. Almost an early James Bond! O/P BASING HOUSE: Description of the Siege of 1644 25p. ill. reprint of 1644 Royalist account BASING HOUSE: THEY SAW IT HAPPPEN: Contemporary accounts of the siege/ J Adair. 80p. ill BASING,: THE CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS OF BASING/ Turton . 9 A4 plates+ notes. BASTARDIE/ Peachey - C17th living History Reference book! BATTLE OF.... SEE Name of site, village or town BATTLES OF THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR/ Woolrych. 200p. Marston Moor: Naseby: Preston BEESTON CASTLE AT WAR, 1642-45 "CIVIL WAR STRONGHOLD "/ Barratt. 20p. ill
Civil War WebQuest TeacherWeb War News Maps of National Historic Military Parks, memorials, and Battlefields Many detailedmaps The American civil war Homepage - battles -Fantastic site http://teacherweb.com/MA/Holliston/CivilWarWebquest/wqr2.stm
Extractions: Home Introduction Task Guidelines ... Email This section will focus on the military conflict. You should convey to your reader what went on, where it took place, when it took place, who was involved, and the significance of the conflict. Try to bring the conflict to life for your reader. Choose a battle to report on from the list below. You MUST include a hand- drawn battle map sized at least 8 1/2" by 11" in full color. Each subgroup member must choose a different battle. Once any battle has been chosen for the final newspaper, that battle is eliminated from being chosen by following subgroup members. The battles are listed alphabetically according to location: Antietam, Bull Run (Manassas) I, Bull Run (Manassas) II, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Cold Harbor, Corinth, Fort Wagner, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Harpers Ferry, Jackson, Memphis, Mobile Bay, Port Hudson, Shiloh, Spotsylvania, Vicksburg, the Wilderness. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/histus.html
Extractions: available on the Internet Civil War Soldiers and Units Information Diaries Documents ... Genealogy Historic Places Reenactment The Technology Center at the Lakewood Public Library also has a product called The Civil War. It is available on the Multimedia Station. Lakewood Public Library Lakewood City Schools
Extractions: Historical Map Bibliographies CIVIL WAR MAPS (United States) GENERAL INFORMATION The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Air Force of this web site or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and morale, welfare and recreation sites, the U.S. Air Force does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD web site. All sites listed were last accessed on March 13, 2003. Internet Resources Inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply endorsement by the Air University Library or the United States Air Force. The American Civil War. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. University of Georgia
American Civil War OH The Century Magazine battles and Leaders of the civil war (1887). 3. The Imageof Blacks in Art and war memorials The Art of G. Film and the civil war. http://www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/personal/DHart/ResponsesToWar/Lecture/19thC/Amer
Extractions: RESPONSES TO WAR: AN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY 6748/3504 - RESPONSES TO WAR (A): "FROM THE BIBLE TO THE BOER WAR" David Hart's Home Page Responses to War Home Page Part A Part B LECTURE OVERHEAD THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861-65) Updated: 23 August, 1999 Abraham Lincoln Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis The Civil War , Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns et al. (Pimlico 1992). Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) 16 July 1861 Battle of Shiloh (Sth Tennessee) 6 April 1862 Stonewall Jackson's campaigns in Shenandoah Valley Virginia March and April 1862 Antietam, Virginia/Maryland border September 1862 Fredericksberg December 1862 Battle of Gettysburg. June 1863
Untitled Maps of National Historic Military Parks, memorials, and Battlefields AmericanBattlefield Protection Program (summaries of civil war battles) http://www.piedmont.k12.ca.us/pms/Library/LibraryLinks/CivilWar.html
Extractions: American Civil War Web Sites and Activities Civil War Gazette Diaries, Letters, and Papers History/Social Science Score (Select grade level 8; units 5c and 6) The American Civil War Homepage (Many links to Civil War sites) History of the Underground Railroad The North Star: Tracing the Underground Railroad ... Civil War Sites on the Web (linked from The North Star site) The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War (documents and newpaper articles) Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Parks http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/National_parks/historic_parks.html Maps of National Historic Military Parks, Memorials, and Battlefields ... Selected Civil War Photographs (searchable by year) http://rs6.loc.gov/cwphome.html