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1864 - The Storm Crests

The Skirmisher Vol. 8

Lincoln and his commanders

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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, "1864 - The Storm Crests."  Check out the links below and at right to explore the topic through videos, quizzes, maps, 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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1864 Election CartoonOriginal Document - Political Cartoons

In 1864, President Lincoln ran for reelection. Check out these political cartoons on the 1864 presidential campaign.

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Overland Campaign Animated MapAnimated Map- The Overland Campaign

Watch the Overland Campaign unfold through this moving map.

Watch the video »

General ShermanVoices from the Storm - Atlanta

Read first-hand accounts from civilians and soldiers of the Battle of Atlanta.

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4th U.S.C.T.Quiz - United States Colored Troops

Read about the United States Colored Troops, and then test your knowledge.

Read more about the U.S.C.T. »

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