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Civil War Roll Call

There were numerous personalities on both sides of the conflict during the Civil War. In order to gain a better understanding of those involved you will create a short biography on a select group of Civil War figures.

You may work with a partner. You must write in your own words. Choose five names from the list below. Write in your own words - copying and pasting will result in a zero.

For each person you choose from the list below provide the following information:

  1. their affiliation - North or South
  2. their role in the Civil War - be specific ("he was a general" is not sufficient).
  3. what happened to them after the war ended?
  4. A photo of the individual.
  5. the source of your photo and information (listing the web addresses is sufficient).

Arrange the photo and text in Microsoft Word following this example. Create one Word document per biography.

Antonia Ford (1838-1871) served as a spy for the Confederates. She used her childhood knowledge of the Fairfax (Virginia) Courthouse region to assist in the planning of a raid on the building. Ford also provided intelligence to General Stuart prior to the Second Battle of Manassas/Bull Run.

After the war she married Joseph Willard of the Washington, DC Willard Hotel.

PHOTO: http://stuart-mosby.org/aford.htm
RESEARCH: http://womenshistory.about.com/od/civilwar/p/antonia_ford.htm

How do I turn in the assignment?
Print out your completed biopgraphies AND email them to rod@rodmilstead.com as an attachment. Be sure to include your name and your partner's name.

The list:

  • Winfield Scott
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Jefferson Davis
  • William Carney
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Clara Barton
  • David Farragut
  • John Brown
  • John C. Calhoun
  • Mary Chestnut
  • Ambrose Hill
  • Nathan Forrest
  • John Bell Hood
  • Matthew Brady
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • William Tecumseh Sherman
  • George Mclellan
  • Sarah Emma Edmonds
  • J.E.B. Stuart
  • Belle Boyd
  • George Armstrong Custer
  • John Wilkes Boothe
  • Frederick Douglass
  • George Pickett
  • David Farragut
  • Dororthea Dix
  • James Longstreet