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Civil War Timeline


Those of you who attended last month’s History and Literature training were treated to a wonderful overview of the literature we will be covering this trimester (thank you Jennifer Perneel and Troy Wathen!), and a rousing “sum-up” of where we’re going in history by Ruthie Peterson. Ruthie gave us a clear and helpful overview of the Civil War and Reconstruction period, which is no easy task! Today we want to make available to you the amazing Civil War Timeline she put together for us parents (thank you Ruthie!), as well as a few maps that you might find beneficial on your home days:

Civil War Timeline

Map of the US at the time of the Civil War

Map of the Missouri Compromise of 1820

Map of the Compromise of 1850

Map of the secession of the southern states

Map of the major battles of the Civil War

Cartoon map of “Scott’s Great Snake”, illustrating General Winfield Scott’s plan to crush the Confederacy, economically. It is sometimes called the “Anaconda plan.”

And here’s a link to the Civil War Trust website, with lots of Civil War maps and other resources to explore if you’re interested!

Have you discovered any other online resources, maps, or photos that supplement our studies of the Civil War? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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