Geography in the Civil War

The Skirmisher Vol. 2

Fort Fisher

Welcome to The Skirmisher online! 

Students, here you will find a whole bunch of cool and interactive stuff related to this issue's theme, "Geography in the Civil War."  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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Lookout MountainHistory Article - "The Whirl of Death"

Known as the "Battle Above the Clouds", Mississippians and New Yorkers clashed high atop Lookout Mountain during the Battle of Chattanooga!

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Naval History Article - "Pivotal Naval Actions of the Civil War"

Learn more about the naval actions of the Civil War!

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JedBiography - Jedidiah Hotchkiss

Get to know the most famous cartographer of the Civil War, Jedidiah Hotchkiss!

Read his biography »

AnimatedAnimated Map - The Battle of Vicksburg

Explore the Battle of Vicksburg with the Animated Map!

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