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Fractured Families

The Skirmisher Vol. 3

Lincoln Family

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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, "Fractured Families."  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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Women In4In4 Video - Women

Watch this video to learn about women's contributions to the war effort, both on and off the battlefield.

Watch the video »

Fredericksburg Voices from the Storm - Fredericksburg

Learn about the lives and experiences of Fredericksburg families during the 1862 battle.

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Robert E. Lee Original Document - Robert E. Lee's Letter to his Wife

Lee wrote this heartfelt letter to his wife in 1861. What does it tell us about families separated by war?

Read the letter »

Civil War ChildrenArticle - Children in the Civil War

Discover the critical role children played in the Civil War.

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