• Currier & Ives lithograph depicting the bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter

    National Monument South Carolina

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Civil War

These programs will helps students understand many different facets of the Civil War, from the life of a soldier to how civilian coped with daily life. Please check back as more programs are getting added everyday.

Building an Army

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Civil War Money

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Civil War Weapons

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Daily life of a Civil War solider

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Letters home

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Sample letters

If you are interested in more information regarding mail and letters during war time. Please use the link provided to go to the Smithsonian Postal Museums' program entitled "We Were There: Letters From The Battle Front." http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/educators/we.pdf




Name that State

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Siege of Battery Wagner

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The Price in Blood! & It wasn't a bullet!

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Did You Know?

Fort Sumter as seen from the water.

Fort Sumter's island was constructed with a foundation of over 70,000 tons of granite and other rock. For over a decade contractors from as far away as New York and the Boston area delivered this material by ship and dumped it on a shoal in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC