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  • Beall’s charges

     

    Charge I. – Violation of the Laws of War

    force of arms, seize and capture the steamboat Philo Parsons
    force of arms, seize, capture and sink the steamboat Ocean Queen
    found ac […]

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 5 5 months ago

    This is a very interesting topic. I would really like to learn more about your work considering these early methods of treating wounded patients are very interesting. Early medicine is always something I want to learn more about just to see how far we’ve come from one period of time to another.

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 5 5 months ago

    I’ve always been interested in the thoughts and feelings of soldiers during wars. I seem to ask myself how invested were they really and did they even want to continue to fight as the war went on? Learning the thoughts of our military, especially in this time period, would be fascinating to learn about.

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 5 5 months ago

    Lincoln’s actions during this time were so important moving forward. I want to continue to learn more about how he went about making this address and putting his foot down to end slavery. I also wonder what his thoughts were going into the Gettysburg address in terms how what the reaction would be. He obviously knew the pushback would be strong…[Read more]

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 5 5 months ago

    During this time of learning about the Civil War, I’ve been fascinated by the organization of the Union army. I previously only thought about the war happening in the south and never really paid attention to the northern states even though they were obviously fighting in the war. I’m curious to learn more about the logistics necessary to move a…[Read more]

  • Fred wrote a new post, Assignment 5 5 months ago

    John Alexander Logan’s life has influenced our society centuries later as well as how we respect those that lost their lives for our country. To review, I have decided to base my research paper on a well known s […]

    • Hi Fred,

      This is a great idea! If you have time in your paper, it might be interesting to compare how we treat the American military today versus the public response to them back then. You could also talk about the origins of Memorial Day if you would like to.

    • This is incredibly interesting. I regret to say I never knew who exactly started Memorial Day or who John Alexander Logan was but he seems like a very compelling figure. If you feel the need to in your paper, you could compare the public’s perception of military service and death in the military before after the civil war to explain the origin of Memorial Day.

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 4 5 months, 1 week ago

    There had to have been a ton of information that was left out. I’m assuming documenting a battle in real time has to be incredibly difficult. This has made me wonder who documented the wars in the first place. I wonder how much effort was put into it or if those in charge at the time cared at all about how the war was documented.

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 4 5 months, 1 week ago

    I agree that secondary sources helped when trying to follow along the army. I also thought the better the map, the easier time I had when trying to understand what was happening. It had to be very hard for historians to read the first maps that were produced.

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 4 5 months, 1 week ago

    I found it interesting as well in terms of following the army’s footsteps. I wish I knew more about the strategy behind the decisions. I also thought the maps were incredibly difficult to read. They made this assignment very challenging.

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 4 5 months, 1 week ago

    The maps were incredibly hard to read. I found it very difficult to follow along if the maps weren’t color coordinated. I wonder how the maps progressed throughout the war. Did they get better? It definitely brought a different challenge to this assignment.

  • 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 n […]

    • I followed the same unit that you did, and it is interesting to me that you say you could track them throughout the battle. I never found any specific mention of Hovey’s men on any map that I looked at. However, by piecing together a few maps, with different details, and Hovey’s report, I was able to gain a clearer understanding of where they might have been. When looking at historical events, it is important to use all the resources you have access to in order to have the best picture of the situation.

    • I thought this assignment was challenging as well because you have to go into depth with mapping out what was going on during the war. I also wondered who could have possibly had the time to document everything during the war, however, thankfully someone did. The lines in the maps were also difficult for me to read because I’m not familiar with how it was documented then. Overall, it’s interesting to see how much you information you gained from reading and mapping it out.

    • I believe this assignment was very challenging to be honest. It was hard for me at first to connect the battle reports to the map and put two and two together. I also agree with Sasha, who possibly had the time to document all the things during the war? did they have a permanent scribe following them? who knows, but i’m glad they did. Lastly, I feel like you did a good job with the maps and battle reports

    • Great job picking someone that you were able to track and learn from. It took me a person or two to find someone that continuously showed up throughout the maps. I could have picked a harder person but tracking someone that was more involved really helped my understanding of the battle. Great work.

  • 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 […]

    • This is an excellent idea. The primary problem will be scope. He is a larger than life figure who touches our era from the Mexican-American War through Reconstruction. It may help to focus on one aspect of his life or one event that resonates most loudly.

  • Hello, my name is Fred. I’m preparing to start graduate school for secondary education this fall and need a few extra undergrad credits for my master’s degree. I earned a bachelor’s degree in economics so I’m excited to grow my history knowledge and specifically about the American Civil War. I coach high school baseball and enjoy working with te…[Read more]

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 2 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I was interested too by the different tasks slaves were asked to do. I also thought that they strictly worked in the fields. It’s fascinating how dynamic they were and how they seemingly did everything. I was also intrigued that some slaves appreciated their owners in a sense. Comments like that from former slaves makes we want to research that…[Read more]

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 2 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    You make a very good point about our early education of slavery being only focused on it being a horrific institution. This is not to say that it wasn’t, but as you stated, slaves have different opinions on their lives at the time. I think it takes a lot of time and effort to understand the true overall dynamic between slave and slave owner. I…[Read more]

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 2 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I was surprised slaves weren’t educated at all. I thought they would have learned to read and write at the very least simply to help them with their work throughout the day. This makes me wonder how complex the operations were in terms of handling slaves and producing goods to make the most money. I would be very interested to learn about the…[Read more]

  • Fred commented on the post, Assignment 2 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I want to learn more about the dynamic between slave and slave owner. I’m very interested to learn how slave owners were able to get their slaves to appreciate them. What it because the slave owners treated them better? Were the slaves just afraid of their owners? I wonder how these opinions came into fruition and how many other slaves felt this way.

  • Region of the US

    -Slaves were treated better in the north compared to those in the south.

    – Slaves were actually treated poorly in both regions of our country during this time.

    – Slaves were treated […]

    • Hey Fred,

      I was interested in your comment at the end that slaves were trained in many different tasks including carpentry, cooking, building structures, planting, harvesting, and butchering. I had always imagined slaves as working in fields and other agricultural work and these other tasks were new information for me as well. In an account I read, one of the slaves went on to work several odd jobs before becoming a famous chef in Texas. I wonder if he learned some of these odd jobs while he was a slave. I wonder if some of the things they learned as slaves helped them find employment when they escaped to the north or after they were freed or if being ex-slaves made finding employment difficult regardless of the training they had.

      -Becca

  • Fred wrote a new post, Assignment 1 6 months ago

    Hello, my name is Fred. I’m preparing to start graduate school for secondary education this fall and need a few extra undergrad credits for my master’s degree. I earned a bachelor’s degree in economics so I’m e […]

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