Web Rangers Activity #1
Outfit a Civil War Soldier for ServiceWhether you were a an artillery, a cavalry, or an infantry soldier, there were certain uniform items that you must have in order to provide proper service to the Union or the Confederate army. Using the pictionary and soldier life pages, you must properly equip a soldier for service.
1. Select an artillery, cavalry, or infantry soldier to equip. Refer to the soldier life pages to identify the primary job of the soldier you select.
2. Make a list of the uniform and equipment items that a soldier of an artillery, cavalry, or infantry unit would need to perform his duties.
3. Once your list is completed, draw a sketch of the soldier with all of his equipment. Remember...everyone is an artist.
4. Finally, look over your list and identify three items on the list that were universal needs of all soldiers. The three items you select should be something that soldiers needed regardless of what their primary duties were. Write a brief explanation of why all soldiers would need these uniform or equipment items.
Did You Know?
From the summer of 1862 until the spring of 1863, Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock appealed to slaveholders to hire their enslaved people, and also hired free black laborers to dig the ten-mile defense line around the City of Petersburg. The defenses became known as the Dimmock Line.