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Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

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History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index. Publisher: Chicago Review Press. Paperback, 145 pages. Measures 11" x 8.5" x 0.3". Weighs 1 lb 2.3 oz.
Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History

Civil War in West Virginia: A Pictorial History

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Includes 250 photographs and 24 maps. An excellent overview of the war in West Virginia. Perfect for anyone curious about our state s role in the war. Beginners and scholars alike will be fascinated with the extensive photo collection. From John Brown s inflammatory acts in Harpers Ferry and the first land battle at Philippi, through the surrender of McNeill s Rangers and the end of the war, Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, battles and politics that shaped West Virginia s role in the Civil War. With extensive photographs, maps, and historical documents and research, this book thoroughly chronicles the major activity that took place in the Restored Government of Virginia , as the state was called after its secession from Virginia. Civil War in West Virginia describes battles in the state, as well as telling about the exploits of such major figures as Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and John McCausland. Read about events such as the Battle of Droop Mountain, the Jones-Imboden Raid, and the Battle of Pigeon s Roost. Civil War in West Virginia offers a concise yet thorough look at West Virginia s involvement in the War Between the States. From John Brown s inflammatory raid at Harper s Ferry to the first land battle at Philippi, and through the surrender of McNeill s Rangers at the end of the war, Civil War in West Virginia looks at the skirmishes, battles, and politics that shaped West Virginia s role in the Civil War. With extensive maps, photographs, and historical documents, this book thoroughly chronicles the major activities which took place in the Restored Government of Virginia as the state was called after its secession from Virginia. Civil War in West Virginia describes battles in the state, as well as telling about the exploits of such major figures as Generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and John McCausland. Read about the Battle of Droop Mountain, the Jones-Imboden Raid, and the Battle of Pigeon s Roost. This is a classic, with a concise yet thorough look at West Virginia s involvement in the Civil War. Author: Stan Cohen. Publisher: Quarrier Press. Paperback, 170 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11" x 0.5". Weighs 1 lb. 5.1 oz. 
Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah

Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah

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After four bloody years of Civil War battles in the Shenandoah Valley, the region's inhabitants needed to muster the strength to recover, rebuild and reconcile. Most residents had supported the Confederate cause, and in order to heal the deep wounds of war, they would need to resolve differences with Union veterans. Union veterans memorialized their service. Confederate veterans agreed to forgive but not forget. And each side was key to the rebuilding effort. The battlefields of the Shenandoah, where men sacrificed their lives, became places for veterans to find common ground and healing through remembrance. Civil War historian and professor Jonathan A. Noyalas examines the evolution of attitudes among former soldiers as the Shenandoah Valley sought to find its place in the aftermath of national tragedy. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 192 Pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.5" . Weighs 14.3 oz.
Civil War Poetry and Prose

Civil War Poetry and Prose

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Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand, working, in his forties, as a dedicated volunteer throughout the conflict in Washington's overcrowded, understaffed military hospitals. This superb selection of his poems, letters, and prose from the war years, filled with the sights and sounds of war and its ugly aftermath, express a vast and powerful range of emotions. Among the poems include here, first published in Drum-Taps (1865) and Sequel to Drum-Taps (1866), are a number of Whitman's most famous works: "O Captain! My Captain!" "The Wound-Dresser," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Come Up from the Fields, Father." The letters and prose selections, including Whitman's musings on the publication of his works, on the wounded men he tended, and his impressions of Lincoln traveling about the city of Washington, offer keen insights into an extraordinary era in American history. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 90 Pages. Measures 8"x5"x0.125" . Weighs 2.8 oz.
Civil War Short Stories and Poems

Civil War Short Stories and Poems

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This anthology commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with reflections from both sides of the conflict. Compiled by an expert in the literature of the era, the poems and short stories appear in chronological order. They trace the war's progress and portray a gamut of moods, from the early days of eagerness to confront the foe to long years of horror at the ongoing carnage and sad relief at the struggle's end.Selections include the poetry of Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; observations by Herman Melville and Louisa May Alcott; and noteworthy fiction by Ambrose Bierce (An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge) and Mark Twain (A True Story, Repeated Word for Word, As I Heard It). Lesser-known writers, many of them anonymous, offer heartfelt testimonials and eyewitness accounts from battlefields and the homefront. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 210 Pages. Measures 8"x5.125"x0.5" . Weighs 6 oz. 
Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More 2nd Edition

Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More 2nd Edition

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This guide is the perfect Civil War buff travel companion, with exact directions and brief descriptions of all the important battle sites of the era. Publisher: The Globe Pequot Press. Paperback, 326 pages. Measures 9"x6"x0.75". Weighs 1 lb 3.4 oz. 
Civil War Stories

Civil War Stories

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Newspaperman, short-story writer, poet and satirist, Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) is one of the most striking and unusual literary figures America has produced. Dubbed "Bitter Bierce" for his vitriolic wit and biting satire, his fame rests largely on a celebrated compilation of barbed epigrams, "The Devil's Dictionary," and a book of short stories ( "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians," 1891). Most of the 16 selections in this volume have been taken from the latter collection. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 124 Pages. Measures 8"x5"x0.25" . Weighs 3.5 oz.
Civil War Years in Jefferson County, Virginia

Civil War Years in Jefferson County, Virginia

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"My lot has been cast. I am a son of Virginia, and her destiny shall be mine." -- Logan Osburn, June 6, 1861No time period in history had more impact on Jefferson County citizens than the Civil War years. Those four years saw families uprooted, homes, farms and livelihoods destoryed, and the end of six decades of arms productions at Harpers Ferry. For some, the war crashed through their walls with deafening terror. For others, it led to freedom and education. And whether by choice or not, Jefferson Countians entered the war as Virginians and left it as West Virginians.In his first book, historian P. Douglas Perks -- "Mr. Jefferson County" -- uses his decades of research and writing on the topic, along with rare first person accounts of four citizens who endured these tenuous years. Perks also brings new focus to the statewide issue of secession. No state in the Union was more divided over the issue, and perphas no other county. Who would cast their lot with the destiny of Virginia and who would remain "firmly attached to the Union of these States"? Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Hardcover, 157 Pages. Measures 9.25" x 6.25" x 0.6" . Weighs 14.3 oz.
Color Harpers Ferry

Color Harpers Ferry

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Color a visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park with these 25 scenes hand drawn by one of the park's very own volunteer artists. Discover historic places, wildlife, amazing views, and fun facts about this national park. Publisher: Harpers Ferry Park Association. Paperback, 31 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11". Weighs 4.8 oz.
Coloring Book - Frederick Douglass

Coloring Book - Frederick Douglass

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Thirty realistic images to color portray the life of the great orator, author, and statesman, from his birth in a slave cabin to his appointment as U.S. Minister to Haiti. Informative captions accompany illustrations depicting Douglass's escape from slavery, his abolitionist activities, agitation for emancipation and voting rights for blacks, and other achievements. Publisher: Dover Publications. Paperback, 30 pages. Measures 8.25" x 10.8". Weighs 4.3 oz.