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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 8

by fifer1863 on October 12, 2011

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Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss a recent trip that my daughter Sarah and I made to the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg.  During this visit, we had the opportunity to meet Dr. Daisy Century who portrays Harriet Tubman

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Resources on Harriet Tubman

Underground Railroad Resources 




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Julia Grant Acrostic Poem

by Sarah on January 26, 2010

Hi, Here is another acrostic poem. This time it is about Julia Grant, the wife of the 18th President Ulysses S. Grant.

Julia Grant was born at White House Plantation in St. Louis, Missouri

U. S. Grant proposed to her several times times before she said yes

Lonely without Ulysses Grant

In 1869, she entered the White House to begin, “the happiest period of her life”

Attended 1897 dedication of Grant’s tomb in New York City

Grant’s had 3 sons and a daughter

Received the position of 1st Lady

A family marriage held at the White House

Next to her husband’s grave

The 1st First Lady to write a memoir


Julia Ward Grant


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Harriet Tubman Acrostic Poem

by Sarah on March 3, 2009

Here is a another Civil War acrostic poem. This time I chose Harriet Tubman. She was a runaway slave who helped other slaves go to freedom and white people called abolitionists helped them get to freedom.

Having faith in herself
rriving in free land with runaway slaves
especting where people would hide her and others
unaway slave helping others
Inspiring to other slaves
Enough energy to get slaves to the north
Tired but kept on working to get the slaves to freedom

Tried to not get caught with the other slaves
Underground railroad conductor
Born Araminta Ross
Married to John Tubman
Nicknamed Moses


Civil War Women – Mary Todd Lincoln

September 25, 2008

Mary Todd Lincoln was born in Lexington, Kentucky on December 13, 1818.   Mary’s mom died when she was 7 years old. After her mom died, her dad remarried to Elizabeth Humphreys and she had 2 sons and 2 daughters who became her half-brothers and half-sisters. Mary attended Madame Victoria Mentelle’s Boarding School.  She received an […]

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