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...
railroad, United States army, industry, Lee, Robert E., war, military history, US army, 19th Century, Civil War, Jackson, Stonewall, Grant, Ulysses S., West Point, 1800, United States Military Academy, nineteenth century, Army, American Civil War, secession, USMA, Reconstruction
Fleishman's depiction of the first Civil War battle relies on individual voices to give a human f...
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