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The Skirmisher

Issue Archive

The Skirmisher is a Civil War journal for students.  In each issue, The Skirmisher presents primary sources, activities, articles, and much more, all pertaining to a particular topic of Civil War history. 

Each issue is composed of a print edition, which is designed to be printed on a single page front-and-back, and an online edition, which expands on the topic with videos, games, and other digital content. 

The Skirmisher is aligned to specific Common Core standards.  Information about this and other teacher resources can be found accompanying each issue's online edition. 

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Leadership in the Civil War »

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The Gathering Storm »

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