Grade Range: 4-12Resource Type(s): Reference MaterialsDate Posted: 6/18/2009
The Civil War forced West Point graduates to make difficult choices regarding family and friends, and regional and national loyalties. Whether they fought for the North or the South, West Pointers played major roles during the era of Civil War and Reconstruction. Students will learn about the roles that these men played during this pivotal and divisive period. West Point Graduates During the Civil War and Reconstruction is part of the online exhibition West Point in the Making of America.
Multimedia instruction, Museum education, Thematic approach
During the American Civil War, General Benjamin Butler so appreciated the heroic actions of Afric...
1800, nineteenth century, United States army, railroad, US army, United States Military Academy, Lee, Robert E., Jackson, Stonewall, West Point, USMA, Army, Reconstruction, war, Civil War, secession, American Civil War, Grant, Ulysses S., 19th Century, military history, industry
Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human f...
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