Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hannah Henry, Miranda, The first battle of bull run, Karens class

This is John Buford, also known as General Buford. He fired the first shots on the first battle of bull run, later he became the general. 
This is bull run, before the war started, women were never let on a battlefield. 

This is Irvin Mc Dowell, he fought in the civil war. He was given the leadership of a general  , most famous still today because of his defeat during the first battle in bull run.

This is a map of where the first battle of bull run, located in Virginia. Where the first real battle started the civil war
These are some of the uniforms worn by the north during the American civil war

Children during the civil war-Hermela-Deborahs class

How the civil war effected the children
Young boys were put into the war and made into soldiers. William Black was the youngest wounded soilder, he was 12 years old. His left hand and arm were shattered by an exploding shell. Five percent of soldiers were under the age of 18 and some as young as 10 years old. In 1861 president Lincoln announced thats boys under 18 years old could fight in the war only with their parents permission. Then the very next year lincoln prihibited any enlistment of anyone under 18. Many young soldiers signed up as drummers.

The children during the civil war-Hermela-Deborahs class

The children of the civil war
The children of the north
"The children of the North went into the war excited to beat the “traitors” of the South, and to reunite the Union. They avidly participated in the war, and were eager to beat Jefferson Davis, whom they all hated. The children of the North suffered some economic hardships, such as smaller food portions, less clothes, and higher prices for goods, but they were much better off than the people of the South. Due to the greater population, not as many fathers and brothers were drafted or enlisted, so not as many children suffered loss in their families. Those children whose fathers did get drafted had tearful departures and assumed more responsibilities, such as taking care of their siblings. Aside from those children, most of the North watched and learned about the war from afar. They read books, stories, and magazines, and saw plays and paintings about the war. In school, the children continued to read about the war, and sang songs that demonstrated their patriotism. Most of the children of the North did not suffer the hardships of war that the children of the South experienced."

The children of the south"The children of the South suffered many more hardships than the children of the North. Though they too watched plays and saw paintings of the war, they were more directly affected. Because of the blockade on ships by the Union soldiers, there was a lack in resources. People starved and many were homeless on the streets. Starving children often conducted bread riots, in which they would rob bakeries of loaves of bread to satisfy their hungers. The Southern children had to adjust to numerous changes due to the war. Kids had to quit school over financial issues and teacher shortages. Children also lost any prior relationships with their slaves. In addition, they had to adjust to having the presence of Union soldiers in their villages. Those Union soldiers often burned villages, killed farm animals, and stole food and resources, leaving families with no food or clothing. In these invasions, some children were injured or even killed, and most ended up as refugees. Witnessing these events stole childhoods away from these children, who had to assume the roles of adults. The years of pleasure and fun slipped passed them, and all they had was stern reality."

The Children of the civil war-Hermela-Deborah class

Children during the civil war
Thsis website is about how the children were effected during the war. The kids had to grow up quickly and take care of there younger sibilings. Young boys were put in the battle field.  They saw homes being distroyed, bombs exploding and witnessed people being killed. Since young children could not fight in the war they still had to help out by serving as scouts or nurses and younger children would collect money, food, and supplies.
Three children born and living during the civil war era. Their father was a soldier who died on the battlefieldThsi is a picture of 3 children that lost there father while he was on the battle field.

Contraband Jackson, a servant in the Confederate army. Slave children saw the civil war as a sign of hope that they would soon be free.If the slave children ranaway and reached the union troops they sometimes were put into schools.

African American Soliders-Eva and Madeleine-Michael's Office

Our assignment is to tell you about what it was like to be an African American Solider in the Civil War. We hope some of these sites help you to better understand this subject.

African Americans in the Civil War
We thought that this was a good site because for one it had a ton of good facts and it talked a lot about how African Americans came to be allowed in the Civil War. Recommended if you are looking for good information.

Frederick Douglas
This site is a little off the topic of the Civil War. It is more about Frederick Douglas and his life as  a black man, but we thought that this site would give you and idea of what it was like for him and how he lived his life.

Primary Document
This is the Primary Document that we found and thought we would share with you. This is a helpful document because it gives you an overview of the topic and then there is another site that you can go to that is filled with documents. We thought that was interesting and clever.

ironclad battleships (harry Deborahs class)

my 5 primary documents
this is a drawing of the merrimac and the monitor two ironclad battleships fighting.
the merrimac (right) has destroyed three other union ships that day.
the battle lasted in a stale mate but the merrimac got destroyed in a sea storm.

this is another picture of the merrimac and the monitor.
the merrimac has iron plateing on a reguler ship but the monitor has a turret with double cannons.

this is a picture of an iornclad battleships
ironclads had to be powered by steam

this is a picture of an ironclad that survived to today

this is a picture of a iornclad that did not take part in the cival war

Medicine in the Civil War, Olive Karlsen, Lisa Grimm, Karen's Office.

          This is a photo of a wounded soldier fighting in the civil war. There were so many wounded or killed soldiers during the war that basic necessities such as underwear, or other clothing was often inaccessible. The men had to be squished together uncomfortably. This also allowed for diseases to spread like wildfire in the small and soiled tents that served as hospitals.

              This is a photograph of Clara Barton. She was a brave nurse who was famous for working so close to the battles that once a bullet went through her dress sleeve and killed the man that she was tending to. Clara Barton was also quite an example and inspiration to many women who joined as nurses in the war. She was often referenced to during the suffrage movement as a figurehead of how women had to sacrifice and fight with the nation toward the perfect union. 

            Here is a photo of one of the more advanced and fancier infirmaries. The bedspreads are large and the beds are more spacious and comfortable than many of the makeshift hospitals during the war. Although it may seem that battlefield injuries were the main cause of casualties during the war, it was not the case. Out of every one man who died on the field, two died of disease.

             This is a photograph of a confederate infirmary. All together 194,000 Confederates were wounded, and 260,000 were killed or died. 281,881 Union were wounded, and 364,511 Union were killed or died. Up until the Vietnam war, there were more casualties all together than all of the other American wars combined. The total number of casualties was 624,511.

        This is an old newspaper advertisement for women to join the Red Cross to help support the troops. During the Civil War, the Red Cross really started going and became a huge part of our nations history from then on.

Friday, April 29, 2011

indifro justice and vanilla face callahan-battle of vicksburg- michael.

Battle of Vicksburg primary source
Harper's Magazine with drawings from the battle. It's nice.
summary of the battle.

the battle of vicksburg

54th Massachusetts Regiment-Amelia Hubbard, Bella Young-Michaels Office

Primary Source Images

For images of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment click on the link and scroll down to view images of the Regiment, family members, and letters from the soldiers.

The Regiment

Tells about the history, battles they took part in, bravery, and honor of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

Men and Soldiers
History of men and Soldiers

Both links explain more about members and officers in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

Conflicts and Battles

Shamu and Burt-Michaels room-Music and drummer boys during the civil war

civil war diseases- Erin & Audrey- Michael's office

 all civil war diseases with symptoms
this website explains and tells you all the different diseases that were recorded during the civil war with a quick description of the symptoms 
it shows some of the attempts the nurses and doctors did to try to cure sicknesses, a lot of them didn't work leading to half of all the deaths in the civil war 
there is a lot of information on it but you have to read through it talks about the hospitals and other technologies they had which were not very many

Women's Roles During the Civil War - Lily F. and Katie O. - Michael's Office

Primary Document Picture

This is not a specific website, but it has a great picture of a Primary Document letter.

Women Biographies
This website has a big list of biographies about women who helped in the civil war and they also have journal entries.

Women Spies and Nurses
This link gives you much info about women being spies and women nursing hurt soldiers.

Famous Women of the Civil War
This website gives you all kinds of information on famous women figures during the Civil War that were somehow related/effected/etc. to the Civil War.

Drafting of Women during the Civil War
This site gives you information about women who were soldiers or who had to take the place of other soldiers.

Marrige in the War
This is a blog that gives you a look at wives of famous men figures in the war.

Soldiers and Spies
These are articles about women who were drafted into the war and spied on the other sides.

More Primary Documents
This page gives you plenty and plenty of primary documents such as letters, jounal entries and other documents that were written by women during the Civil War.

Drafting-Jason Ramsey-Bossman Jansa's office

Sooooooooo, now my topic is Drafting from the war...and Mister Bossman Jansa says that i should post here, here i am! Enjoy!

this is a good drawing about how many people were needed for the war.

this works through explaining it.
people were mad about drafting unfairness.

Victory! Save?    Saved.

Jason Ramsey

Strategies In The Civil War-Emerald Seale and Gopal Rickford-Michael's OfficeHereH

Here is the info for the 2nd civil war quilt. It includes links and pictures. Enjoy.

This website defines the words "Battle Tactics" and focuses on battle plans in the Civil War era, and how they thought out the plans.

This website mainly focuses on the very first basic battle tactics on the Civil War, includes pictures and facts.

This is a great website for Civil war tactics because it gives you good info on the weaponry, strategy, and armys. It has many pictures of weapons and maps of battle strategies. It also has many primary documents for good info.

Ft. wagner-Michaels class-Cybelle Corwin and Anna Rollins


great picture at the top of this site

great picture and info!

links for sources of information


digital history!!!!

the american civil war!

i hope that these sourses help you find some information and images!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ☺

the battle of gettysburg emma rubino micheals office

the wikipedia site

this site is really helpful it says a lot of stuff that wikipedia doesn't

this is a primary source

A Daily Life Of A Civil War solider (Lilly D. and Lena michaels office)

The basics of a soldiers life in the Civil War
This website is so you can get a good idea about what the daily life of a soldier was like and the basics of it. It is very helpful to start off small and look here first.

Details of a soldiers life in the Civil War
This website is great for seeing the details of the life of a civil war.
-Daily Life

How the Civil War soldiers lived
-A typical day

Ulysses S. Grant- Jacques Rapaport-Fred Nichols- Michael's Office
This gives lots of great information on a user friendly website.
Gives basic information on Grant's life.
This website tells the story of his life.

Fort Pillow Massacre-Clairissa-Deborah
Image 2 of 9, Series 1. General Correspondence. 1833-1916.
This document contains Lincoln's request to his cabinet for recommendations on how to respond to the Fort Pillow Massacre and the cabinet member's proposal. It tells how Lincoln ultimately responded to the Massacre and the Confederacy's response to the Union's employment of African-American troops.

Fort Pillow Massacre-Clairissa-Deborah

From Washington D.C. , on May 3rd 1864, Abraham Lincoln wrote to Gideon Welles.
His letter contains what information Abraham knows and what Gideon will tell him about Fort Pillow. Such as the fact that many of their colored soldiers, with their white officers were massacred by rebels forces after they surrendered Fort Pillow.

Fort Pillow Massacre-Clairissa-Deborah
Nathan Bedford Forrest
At Fort Pillow, Tennessee, General Nathan Bedford Forrest created the bloodiest racial incident of the American Civil War. Confederate forces killed black troops by burning them and buring them alive. 300 blacks, including women and children, had been killed after the Fort surrendered. This act of shame began because of the South's outrage at the North's use of the black soldiers. They were unsure as to how they should treat the blacks. Either as black soldiers captured in battle as slaves in insurrection, or as the Union insisted, as prisoners of the war.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Helena Fox-Sellers, Fiona Spring and Nicole Wight, Karen Shays office, The Burning of Atlanta

The Burning of Atlanta

 Those in the background are the flames in the sky of Atlanta

 The burning of a field and a stadium
This is a link to the primary source for the Burning of Atlanta

 The after site of Atlanta 
 Building burning in Atlanta

This is the lyrics of The burning of Atlanta

Back in 1864
On a cold November's morn
The burning of Atlanta
Was a sad and a dreary one

For Sherman came a marching
With a hundred thousand men
And through the smoke
Through the flames
Over the cannon's roar
[ Lyrics from: ]
You could hear them rebels call
We ain't scared of y'all
We don't care what the Yankees say
The South's gonna rise again
We're tough as nails
And you better turn tails
And head back where they've been
They took our beans
And a fat back pony
We've still got our Confederate money
We don't care what the Yankees say
The South's gonna rise again

Johnny Reb's now in retreat
But fighting till the end
With nothing left but the burning past
It's gone with the wind

For Sherman gave the order
Burn Atlanta to the ground
And through the smoke
Through the flames
Over the cannon's roar

[Repeat CHORUS]

The war between the North and South
Is just a memory
The burning of Atlanta
Has gone down as history

But let us turn the pages back
To the time of yesteryear
When through the smoke
Through the flames
Over the cannon's roar

danilo deborah native americans in the civil war

During the war Native Americans joined the Confederates  but a  majority joined the Union as well.

Cody Wirz & Alexander Caughman Karen's office Battle of Gettysburg

Many people died in the Battle of Gettysburg. In fact over the 3 summer days almost  46,286 people died in that battle.

danilo deborah native americans in the civil war

Native Americans served as scouts for both The Confederacy and The Union. When the South seceded from the Union, The Indians were caught up in presure deciding to help the north or the south.

danilo deborah native americans in the civil war

In 1861 many Cherokee, Chocktas, Chickasaws, and semenoles decided to join the Confederates because many tribe members owned slaves

Pauline Cushman-Blake Deborah

       Pauline Cushman was offered $300 to give a toast, on stage, for the Union, which she refused to do.  When confederate solders had captured her, they planned to hang her right on the spot.  Luckily she got away when the Union came to save her.  The Union had left her out of the service when she became famous around the US when that event happened..  That's why she refused to do the toast.

native americans Danilo

When the union forces tended to alienate Native Americans, the Confederate's leader expressed an interest in making aliences with the indians.

Danilo Indians in the Civil War Deborah

Native Americans joined the Confederacy for two main reasons.  The first is because they had slaves and they did not want to give them up.  The second was because they believed that a divided America could be an opportunity for them to regain stolen territory.  The Confederates promised them many tempting rewards for joining their side.  Some Indians joined the Union but most joined the South.

Antonia Ford-Blake Deborah

        Antonia Ford suspected a citizen of kidnapping a Union General. After they found she suspected the wrong person, they put her in prison. While in captivity, her treatment was poor and she didn't have good food to eat. She passed away in prison due to these horrible things. Before she died, James E.B Stuart wrote a letter to the prison keepers to treat the prisoners better, but he was ignored.

Emancipation Proclemation, Talullah Blanco, Deborah's Class

This is a black and white drawing representing the hardwork of slaves then in the center the happpiness they feel whenthey know they are free.

Emancipation Proclemation, Talullah Blanco, Deborah's Class

This is a  newspaper headline announcing and celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation.

Emancipation Proclemation, Talullah Blanco, Deborah's Class

This is a painting of a Union soldier reading the Emancipation Proclamation to a room of slaves and their children.

Emancipation Proclemation, Talullah Blanco, Deborah's Class

This is a painting of the first readingof The Emancipation Proclamation.

Emancipation Proclemation, Talullah Blanco, Deborah's Class

This is the first page of the Emancipation Proclamation stating that the slaves were free.

Haile- Slave Conditions- Artist Satement

 In our quilt square is a white man who has come to the slave harbor in Africa to capture people to be sold as slaves. In our piece, the white man is violently separating a African man from his home, to be taken on a slave ship to the US. The man pleads on his knees to be spared this terror, but  he must obey in his wish to escape a brutal punishment. Blood and chains hang from the sides of a packed slave ship. The blood and chains represent hardships such as sickness, death, and terrible living conditions suffered on slave ships, and in slavery. Expressions of those on the ship are ones of terror and sadness. The ships sail, made of the American flag, is torn in half to symbolize the split of our nation. Our quilt piece helps to understand the conditions slaves faced during the period before the war, and that it led to the split of our nation.

Rose O'Neal Greenhow- blake and ploy and julia deborah's class

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Women spies-Blake Deborah

Belle Boyd was a very successful spy in the confederacy. She barely escaped with secret information about the union army. She got arrested 6-7 times and had 4 kids. She was very busy.