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Civil War Archives in Washington D.C.
See artifacts and documents from the Civil War at the National Archives in D.C. Learn about the history of the Civil War and how it changed America at the National Museum of American History. Visit the Lincoln Memorial to experience a monument dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln.
Did you know?
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD, houses the largest collection of Civil War artifacts and documents in the world. The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 and houses a large collection of Civil War photographs, documents, and artifacts. The National Archives in Washington DC houses the original Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Work together in pairs: Question: What is the main purpose of the Civil War archives in Washington, DC?
What valuable information can be found in the Civil War archives in Washington DC and how does it contribute to our understanding of this historic event?
Work together in pairs: What are three ways that visiting the Civil War archives in Washington, DC can help 8th grade students better understand the history of the Civil War?
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Which agency in Washington DC is responsible for maintaining civil war archives?
- National Archives and Records Administration
- Smithsonian Institution
- Library of Congress
What is the name of the famous civil war archive located in Washington DC?
- Smithsonian National Museum of American History
- National Civil War Museum
- Civil War Trust
In which year did the Civil War officially end?
Which battle is considered a turning point in the American Civil War and has its own archive in Washington DC?
- Battle of Gettysburg
- Battle of Antietam
- Battle of Bull Run
What type of documents can be found in civil war archives?
- Photographs capturing scenes from the civil war.
- Artifacts like weapons and uniforms from the battlefield.
- Diaries, letters, and journals from soldiers and civilians.