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FROM-- SET FOUR, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

Topic Forty-one:  Great Civil War Battles:  A Ranking by Significance

CLICK HERE FOR A MAP AND DATA FOR BIG BATTLES

In this Civil War activity, you will study the location of, significance, and details of great battles.  Click Here for information. 

The battles to be considered are these:

First Bull Run (Manassas)

 

Antietam

Chattanooga

Forts Henry and Donelson

Fredericksburg

Mobile

Hampton Roads

 

Chancellorsville

Wilderness

Shiloh

Vicksburg

Spotsylvania

Seven Days' Battle

Gettysburg

 

Cold Harbor

Second Bull Run (Manassas)

Chickamauga

Atlanta and the March to the Sea

   

Petersburg

DIRECTIONS FOR DOING THIS BATTLE STUDY:

1.  The purpose of this activity is to demonstrate the wide-spread nature of the Civil War, find out about its leaders, the importance for each opposing side, and the number of casualties.  Another purpose of this activity is to find out which battlefields have been preserved, and why this is important.

2.  Use an Internet Resource (from the Battles Hotlist) to find the answers about each battle.

3.  For each battle, complete a table of data, available at:  Civil War Battles Site.

4.  The data table includes:  Battle Name; Dates; Casualties (deaths) on both sides; Southern Leader; Northern Leader; Location; Results & Significance.

5.  Find Civil War National Battlefield and cemeteries using Internet resources, and/or book resources, and list them, with any special descriptive details.

6.  Write a one-page essay why you think that Civil War Battlefields should be preserved. 

RESOURCES

National Park Service Civil War Battles by State

Son of the South:  Civil War Battles