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1861 - The Storm After the Calm

The Skirmisher Vol. 5


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Welcome to The Skirmisher online! 

Students, here you will find a whole bunch of cool and interactive stuff related to this issue's theme, "1861 - The Storm After the Calm."  Check out the links below and at right to explore the topic through videos, games, photos, and more!

Teachers, we hope you enjoy the cool stuff, too!  Also be sure to check out the links in the sidebar for standards information and additional classroom activities.

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War Between the States In4 In4 Video - The War Between the States

Check out this video for an overview of the Civil War and its causes.

Watch the video »

fort sumterAnimated Map - Fort Sumter

See the action unfold at Fort Sumter, the first shots of the American Civil War. 

Watch the Battle »

lincolnOriginal Document - Lincoln's First Inaugural Address

Read what Lincoln said to a nation on the verge of war. 

Read the address »

volunteersArticle - Shaping a Volunteer Army

Learn how the North and South formed their armies our of young, inexperienced volunteers.

Read the article »

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