Directions: Go to the following website to assist you in completing the questions on the soldiers in the Civil War



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Social Studies 8 – Civil War Internet Activity



Directions: Go to the following website to assist you in completing the questions on the soldiers in the Civil War.

Link: http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/warfare-and-logistics/warfare/who-fought.html

Questions: The Union Soldier

  1. What age group and race did most of the Union soldiers come from?



  1. Explain why the soldiers in the Union army were so diverse.



  1. How did African Americans help the Union? When was the Bureau of Colored Troops established?



  1. How many African Americans were serving the military by the end of the Civil War?



  1. About how many women dressed as men and served in the army?

Questions: The Confederate Soldier

  1. More than half of the soldiers in the Confederate Army were of what profession?



  1. What was the largest group of foreigners who served in the Confederate Army?



  1. What role did African Americans play in the Confederate Army?

Why does this website suggest that the Civil War was “brother against brother?”

List 3 similarities that existed between the soldiers of the Union and the Soldiers of the Confederacy

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Go to the following link to answer the questions about technology used during the Civil War.

Link: www.aeragon.com click on “US Civil War” on the left hand side of the page.

Questions:



  1. Why is the Civil War considered to be, “the first modern war?”



  1. Why were the militaries apprehensive about using new technology during the Civil War?

Chart – For each new weapon/technology, describe how it was used and its importance during the Civil War.

Technology

How it was used?

Why was this technology important?

Photograph







Ironclad Ships (Merrimac and Monitor)







Rifles (Spencer and Henry Models)







Cannon







Railroad







Telegraph







Hot air and Hydrogen Filled Balloons







Go to the following link to answer the questions:

Link: http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/antietam.html

Read the selection about Antietam. You may have to click “more,” to read on.

Questions:



  1. Where did the Battle of Antietam take place?



  1. What advantage did the Union have at Antietam?



  1. What advantage did the Confederates have at Antietam?



  1. What did each army do during the night?



  1. How did the Battle of Antietam affect Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation?

Use this link to read about Shiloh:

http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/shiloh.html

Again, you will have to click “more,” to read on.

Questions:



  1. Why was Corinth, Mississippi an important location during the Civil War?



  1. What was the “Hornet’s Nest?”



  1. What were the estimated casualties for the Battle of Shiloh?



  1. What was the outcome of the Battle of Shiloh?


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