Great Civil War projects : you can build yourself by Maxine Anderson

By Maxine Anderson

From periscopes to do-it-yourself paper, uniforms to telegraphs, Great Civil warfare initiatives you could construct Yourself explores the Civil conflict period via hands-on construction tasks and actions utilizing universal loved ones and craft shop goods. targeted step by step directions, diagrams, and templates for developing 25 Civil conflict tasks, mixed with ancient history, proof and anecdotes, and biographies and minutiae, supply young children a hands-on method to adventure the interesting background of 1 of crucial eras in American history.

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3. 3. N  ow take the remaining branches and lay them against the top branch at an angle. Carefully nudge the ends into the dirt; this will help keep the branches from falling down or blowing off in the wind. ) 43 Great Civil War Projects 4. Drape the blanket or towel over the branches. 5. S  it inside your lean-to shelter and try to imagine what life was like for the Civil War soldiers. It’s also fun to sleep out in your shelter. Variations to the outdoor lean-to: If you don’t have access to a backyard full of branches, you can use any sort of stick or pole that you can find.

Transporting wounded soldiers by boat was nothing new for either army, but it was usually a pretty terrible experience for soldiers who were already steam up and down the wide, shallow rivers of the American West much better than any deep-hulled boats. The problem with them, however, was that their flat hulls were very difficult to maneuver if the weather or water got rough, since steering a paddlewheeler was very much like steering a giant box. 46 On the Battlefield in bad shape: the boats were loud, dirty, and rarely had the supplies or personnel necessary to treat illness or injury.

To be chosen for this honor was the equivalent of receiving a medal. Members of the Color Guard were excused from regular camp duty, but they were expected to lead their regiment into every battle. Their only job was to protect the flag bearer, known as the color sergeant, who was constantly in grave danger; it is said that this was the most dangerous job during the Civil War. If the color sergeant fell and the enemy captured the flag, this was a great triumph for the flag capturers and a terrible loss for the regiment.

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