Students read primary source documents that tell stories of three different soldiers who participated in the siege of Petersburg. Confederate soldiers, Union Soldiers, and the United States Colored Troops who were a part of the Union army. While each of these men fought in the war for different reasons, they were all fighting for a way of life that they felt was just. This lesson explores where these men came from, why they fought, and what they were fighting for at Petersburg.
Portait of a Soldier
Last updated: February 26, 2015