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
2. Use an Internet Resource (from
the NPS Battlefields by state data) to find the
answers about each battle.
For each battle, complete a table of data. Use the
sources listed in the resources below.
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.
**7. For further
thought-- Read the article
"War by the numbers- By Harold
concerning the traditional death toll Civil War death
count of 620,000. Write an essay describing
how Battles-caused casualty data was figured by
Dr. J. David Hacker. What was his total of battlefield
Search for Civil War Battles will find other resources,
PBS American Experience
Son of the South: Civil War Battles