• 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?

The 33-star United States flag flown atop Fort Sumter during the opening bombardment of the Civil War in 1861, on exhibit at Fort Sumter

The first human death of the Civil War occurred on April 14, 1861, the day after the battle of Fort Sumter ended. Private Daniel Hough died when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharged prematurely. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC