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The Civil War Soldier

With this interactive program, students will explore the everyday experiences of a Civil War soldier, focusing on aspects of camp life, such as clothing, food, and letters from home. Students will gain insight into the war and its consequences from the perspective of those who fought.

This program involves the active participation of the entire class as students:

  • investigate the trials and hardships of a Civil War soldier
  • examine similarities and differences in the equipment used by Union and Confederate soldiers
  • draw their own conclusions of what it may have been like to carry these items during the four seasons of the year
  • examine such primary and secondary sources as objects and letters
  • discuss the effect the war had on Virginians and their country
  • explore the contributions made by women, slaves, and children

Scheduling for this program is available through the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) website.

Evan Liddiard

Evan Liddiard, Senior Education Specialist

Are you interested in learning more about our interactive video conferencing programs? I can help you schedule a program or answer any questions you may have. Feel free to contact me at eliddiard@vahistorical.org or 804.342.9689.

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