ever wondered what life would have been like for you had you lived
during another era?
we learn what it was like during that time?
with your classmates or by yourself a letter that was written
August 15, 1862. What was happening in the United
States during the early 1860s?
was written by Thomas Garber to his sister Addie. From reading
the letter what have we learned about Thomas and Addie? Can you
answer any of the following questions based on what you read in
you think Thomas was afraid?
you think Thomas missed his family?
do you think was Thomas' job in the army?
old do you think Thomas was when he wrote this letter?
Can you explain
or justify your answers with evidence from the letter?
of the Shadow web site contains information about the Civil
War that you might not have seen before - information about regular
people like us. Letters, diaries, newspaper articles, census reports,
and many other things can help you figure out what the Civil War
would have been like for you had you been alive during the 1860s.