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Leadership in the Civil War

The Skirmisher Vol. 1

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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, "Leadership 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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Harmony Mills PromoChoose Your Own Adventure - The Battle of Harmony Mills

Lead your army through a Civil War battle!

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Missionary RidgeHistory Article - "I Will Die Right Here"

Strong Union leadership at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and may have saved the war for the North.

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Ulysses S. Grant In4Civil War in4 - Ulysses S. Grant

Learn more about the life of Ulysses S. Grant in this short living history video!

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Robert E. Lee In4Civil War in4 - Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee describes his life and accomplishments in this short video!

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