Voume X??

Is anyone else having trouble with this step?? Go to the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion online. I recommend using the Cornell University “Making of America” version at http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moawar/waro.html . Scroll down and click on “Volume X”. A new page will open. Click “Title Page”. A new page will open. On the upper left…

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Assignment 4

I decided to track Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace of the U.S. Army commanding third division. He was not part of the battle to start, but was sent to help resupply and reinforce the Union Army that was struggling. A two hour journey to the front lines was delayed to seven hours because of a series…

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Assignment 4

I decided to Track Colonel Preston Pond Jr. of the confederate Army. Leader of the 38th Tennessee  Infantry. According to the civil battlefields.org and secondary websites, he made quite the trek across the map. At first it was hard to read the maps from the April 6th battle, I had to read reports from people…

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Assignment 4

For this assignment I chose to follow Lieut. Col. Adolf Engelman (no. 15), of the Forty Third Illinois Infantry. In his documents I noticed a sense of panic in his writing about the battle that he, and his men had faced. There was a lot of confusion around them with who was firing and what…

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Assignment 4

On April 13, 1862, from the confines of the Camp at Pittsburg, Tennessee, Lieut. Col. Thomas E. G. Ransom of the Eleventh Illinois Infantry sent his report of the Battle of Shiloh to the commanding officers of the Union Army.  According to Ransom’s report, his 225 enlisted men and 14 commissioned officers formed the right…

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Assignment 4

I chose to examine Captain Robert H. Sturgess 8th IL. Infantry battle report on his accounts of his regiments movement from camp in Pittsburgh into the Battle of Shiloh. According to Sturgess report, his unit were ordered to take position at 7:33 am on a ridge perpendicular to the camp line of the second brigade.…

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Assignment 4

I chose to track the movements of Lieutenant Cuthbert W. Laing of the 2nd Michigan Battery. He served under Brigadier General Hurlbut, so initial troop positions were still reflected on maps.  However, even using all the tools available to me, it was still difficult to track the movements of Lt. Laing. Laing’s report was very…

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Assignment 4

This is was an interesting but difficult assignment. I have never really paid attention or studied maps for any war, let along the Civil War. Growing up as a student learning about past wars, the details aren’t normally communicated. I’m assuming this is because war is very dramatic and graphic so staying away from deep…

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Assignment #2

  Region of the U.S. Slavery occured in the southern states where farming was extremely prevalent and plantation owners needed help running such a big plantation. Bibb- Slavery occured in the south. He tried escaping with his family but was unsuccessful in Kentucky and it was even harder to do when he moved down to…

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Assignment #3

I would like to do my project proposal on political cartoons during the Civil War. I was searching through all the topics and found this one to be the most interesting and entertaining to me. This political cartoon in particular was published in 1861 which was the very beginning on the Civil War. The cartoon…

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Assignment 4

I have decided to examine the experiences of Col James M. Tuttle of the Second Iowa Infantry, Commanding Second Divison of the First Brigade in the Battle of Shiloh. His brigade consisted of the Second, Seventh, Twelfth, and Fourteenth Iowa Infantry. In his report, Tuttle mentions being to left of Wallace’s division and in the…

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Assignment 4

I have decided to track Colonel Francis Quinn’s experience during the Battle of Shiloh. Francis Quinn was the commander of the 12th Michigan Infantry out of Niles, MI. I am able to track his movements on the map, only because he was under Brigadier General Prentiss. Neither primary or secondary sources show Quinn’s specific unit,…

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Assignment Four

  I chose to track Col. Alvin P. Hovey of the 24th Indiana Infantry during the Battle of Shiloh. While his own account of his movements is detailed, and very helpful, I could not find his troops on any of the other maps that I consulted. However, the primary maps from the battle give me…

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Assignment 3

Assignment #3 https://archive.org/stream/sanitaryconditio00jarv#page/476/mode/2up/search/disease I actually chose the Sanitary Condition of the Army as my object as it provides very interesting information on the diseases faced by the soldiers, the mortality rates and the statistics on the amounts of soldiers affected. I know from this object that certain diseases are present due to certain risk factors…

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Assignment 3

Assignment 3 For this assignment I chose the photo below depicting fallen confederate soldiers. The reason this photo stood out to me is because I am particularly interested in the equipment used for each side in fighting the battles. My biggest curiosity is did one side have an advantage compared to the other by utilizing…

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Assignment 3

There are thousands of different things that can be examined for this project.  The Civil War consumed the entire country for a four-year period, and the hundreds of thousands of soldiers were not just objects that were sent out to be destroyed – they were men.  Men with thoughts and feelings of their own. One…

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Assignment 3

For my final project I was looking to examine an article from The Daily Picayune published in New Orleans Louisiana. The title of the article is titled A war of extermination. I want to focus on the media in during the Civil War and how it influenced its region during the war. More specifically how…

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Assignment 3

I came across an interesting topic while discussing the Civil War with my mother. She had mentioned something about female union spies during the civil war, so I decided to take a deep dive into the subject matter. The object I have selected is a photo of Mary Elizabeth Bowser, a known union spy born…

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Assignment 3

Assignment 3 Hardee Hat all the things we “think” we know about the object   When I joined the National Guard, my first unit was a part of the 32nd Infantry Division, also known as the Red Arrow Division. During my first drill, we were given a tour of the Grand Rapids Armory. Inside is…

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Assignment 2

Assignment 2   Region of the US– Although slavery was initially a nationwide practice, southern states relied almost solely on slavery to fuel their economy. This was my initial thought   Place slaves lived and worked– Slaves spent the majority of their time doing hard labor on Southern plantations. Between the heat and the long…

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Assignment 3

I would like to focus this assignment around the diaries and papers written during the civil war. In doing this I will use the various sources that were provided to us through the course website. These writings include subjective insight to not only life on the battlefield, but also the lives of the family members…

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Assignment 3

For my project I chose Civil War solider, Andrew F. Davis, diary from 1861-1862. http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/cwd/id/23897/rec/8 I had read several diaries from other solider’s and they all had similar topics they discussed. For example, they would talk about the weather, if they had supper or didn’t, if they were attacked and their location and who they…

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Assignment 3

https://civilwarphotography.org/ccwp/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/dog1.png The object that I have chosen is a photo of George Custer with a dog. This image caught my interest because I have been to the battlefield out west where Custer’s last stand took place and I have never really thought of him being highly involved in the Civil War. There is not a…

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Assignment 3

  The object that I want to choose for this assignment is Forney’s war press. This was a newspaper that was created and used during the time of the civil war from 1862-1865 In this newspaper there were many articles about correspondents, fatalities, names of the dead, literature like poems and even comics and humar.…

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Assignment 3

For my final project I will be focusing on an individual. When I was doing research for this assignment I found a muster roll for the sixth infantry of company K on the special collections website(http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/Object/7-1D-231/muster-roll–october-27-1863/  ), and on that list there was a man named Wallace Wood. This intrigued me because there is a…

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Assignment 3

As a kid, I was always told that the graveyard in my hometown, Commerce Township, Michigan housed Civil War veterans. I am not so sure that at the time I was convinced, but as it turns out, according to a historical marker outside, it’s true. At the moment, I do not know who exactly is…

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Assignment 3

Growing up and living in Chicago, you get accustomed to art that is scattered throughout the city. All of the works of art are interesting and impressive but I never take time to look into the meaning behind each individual piece. While I was looking for which historical object I wanted to research for the…

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Assignment 4:

Assignment 4:   8 Additional Maps from Library of Congress:     https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3962s.cw0439000/?r=-0.035,0,1.069,0.795,0     https://www.loc.gov/resource/gvhs01.vhs00086/?r=-0.035,0.001,1.046,0.778,0     https://www.loc.gov/resource/gvhs01.vhs00313/?r=-0.039,0.522,1.065,0.792,0     https://www.loc.gov/resource/gvhs01.vhs00314/?r=-0.058,0.72,1.244,0.925,0     https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3964s.cws00171/?r=0,-0.002,1,0.744,0      https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3964s.cws00172/?r=0.055,0.062,0.264,0.196,0     https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3964s.cw0435000/?r=-0.117,-0.048,1.261,0.938,0     https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3962s.cw0439500/?r=0.444,-0.003,0.536,0.399,0   Primary or Secondary Sources? Including Federal or Confederate cartographers:      Map is a primary, source showing the advance of the confederate troops onto Shiloh April 3,4,5, & 6th. I would assume this was from confederate cartographers being…

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