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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Report on the Treatment of Prisoners of War

    Report on the Treatment of Prisoners of War

    This document is the report of a House of Representatives committee which interviewed former prisoners of war and civilians imprisoned by the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Very much a political document, the report does still contain much material of interest. Beginning on page 787 of the report are transcripts and written statements of Union POWs, telling their own experiences.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Scraps from the prison table, at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island.

    Scraps from the prison table, at Camp Chase and Johnson's Island.

    The account of a Confederate officer of captivity at Johnson's Island. Also contains material related to Wirz, including a letter from Louis Schade, one of Wirz's defense attornies.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Ten American Painters Exhibit Catalog

    Ten American Painters Exhibit Catalog

    The Ten American Painters included America's greatest Impressionists, like Julian Alden Weir & Childe Hassam. Though they began as a fringe group, forced to exhibit together before Impressionism was accepted by the American art establishment, they soon commanded high prices and large crowds for their annual exhibitions. Notice how many pieces each painter sold & their relative values. How do you think fame affected sales prices? How do differently priced pieces compare in quality, if at all?

  • Fort Necessity National Battlefield

    The Lands Would be Entirely Theirs Again

    The Lands Would be Entirely Theirs Again

    This is a 24 page booklet about the American Indians in the Ohio River Valley during the French and Indian War that is FREE to all teachers. Call 724-329-8124 to get your copy.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    The martyrs who, for our country, gave up their lives in the prison pens in Andersonville, Ga

    The martyrs who, for our country, gave up their lives in the prison pens in Andersonville, Ga

    Captain James M. Moore, assistant quartermaster United States army, led the expedition to Andersonville in the summer of 1865 which established the National Cemetery. This booklet includes his official report of the expedition and includes a listing of the dead buried at Andersonville. This list was published by the government to compete with Dorence Atwater's list of the Andersonville dead, also published in 1866.

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Trial of Henry Wirz

    Trial of Henry Wirz

    Published at the request of Congress, this government document provides a transcript of the trial of Captain Wirz. In the words of the compiler, "It is arranged in narrative form for the sake of compactness and as being more easily read, the exact language of each witness being given as nearly as practicable. In cases where the meaning of a witness is doubtful or his answer evasive, and also where the testimony is of great importance, the questions and answers have been given."

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Weir Correspondence

    Weir Correspondence

    Select transcribed letters from the Weir Farm National Historic Site collection and “The Life and Letters of J. Alden Weir” by Dorothy Weir Young. (Yale University Press, 1960). The letters are sorted by subject: "Work and Farm Life" includes letters on the park's dual-use as a artist retreat and a working farm; "Family and Friends" describes how Weir's personal life affected his art; and the letters in "Art and Nature" show how Weir Farm changed the way Americans thought about art.

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990

    Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990

    The full text of Public Law 101-485, the "Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990, as signed by President George H.W. Bush on October 19, 1990. As you read the text, consider the following: -Why is Weir Farm National Historic Site a national park, especially considering the number of New England sites associated with American Impressionism? -What is the National Park Service's mission at Weir Farm National Historic Site?

  • Weir Farm National Historic Site

    Weir Resigns

    Weir Resigns

    The Association of American Painters & Sculptors was a group of avante-garde young artists who looked to Weir for guidance. As modernists, they, like Weir and other Impressionists years before, were criticized for their shockingly new art style. Weir agreed to lead them as president, but resigned after the group publicly came out against The National Academy of Design, of which Weir was a member. They are famous for introducing Americans to new, modern art forms at the 1913 Armory Show.