SS8H6b Internet Activity Instructions



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Instructions: Use the website links to find the information needed to complete the items

below.


Part I: Complete the data chart using information from the website. Be sure to read about

each battle before entering the information.

Civil War Battles

Battle

Date

USA Commander

CSA Commander

USA casualties

CSA casualties

Winner

Antietam




















Gettysburg




















Chickamauga




















Resaca




















Kennesaw




















Atlanta




















March to the Sea




















Significance of Key Battles

March to the Sea



Battle

Significance

Antietam





Gettysburg





Chickamauga





Atlanta Campaign





March to the Sea





Part II: Using Primary Sources. Research the text of the Emancipation Proclamation (see link below).
Emancipation Proclamation


  1. How does Lincoln view the freeing of slaves as strategy for ending the Civil War?


  1. Why did Lincoln give the Confederacy 100 days before he issued the Proclamation?


  1. Why does Lincoln specifically refer to the Military and Navy to enforce the Proclamation?


  1. Why didn’t Lincoln just declare whole states in rebellion and not concern himself with specific counties?


  1. What does Lincoln ask of the ex-slaves?


  1. Why does Lincoln want to enlist the ex-slaves?


  1. How does Lincoln justify his actions?


  1. What affect did the Proclamation have on the Border States and why was this important to the Union?


Part III: The village of Andersonville, Georgia was the site of one of the war’s most

notorious prisons. Conditions at the site were deadly to the prisoners. The Union also had

a prison known for poor conditions. Use the websites to compare and contrast the two

prisons. Be sure to take a close look at each picture by clicking on the pictures to enlarge

them.

Elmira Prison (Union)

Andersonville Prison (Confederate)




Andersonville Prison

Georgia

Elmira Prison

New York

Date of First

Prisoners







Size

Acres







Maximum # of

Prisoners







# of Prisoner Deaths







Special

Problems







Part IV: Use the links below to examine photographs and etchings of some areas of

Georgia during the Civil War. Choose one of the photos that you find most interesting and use your browser’s Print command to print one copy of the picture. Write a caption on the picture, similar to the one at right, and explain where you found the picture. Write a few sentences about what find interesting in the picture and staple the picture to these activity sheets.



Battle of Atlanta

American Civil War Pictures

Civil War Photos


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