New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_3659
Two broadsides about defending and protecting the State of Virginia, April 17, 1861.
This poster is titled "Important Notice." It is calling for a town meeting. Why did the people who made the poster have to list the names of people who were supposed to be there? What else could they have done?
Why did Virginians have to defend themselves against their Northern foes?
Why were Virginians taking up arms?
What “measures to protect the honor and safety of Virginia” did the members at the meeting decide upon?
What battles were fought in Virginia during the Civil War? Why do you think these battles took place there?
Science: What kind of technology was used during the Civil War? Research some artillery, intelligence, and uniforms used.
English Language Arts: Write a letter to your mother explaining why you have gone to Lexington to join the Virginia militia.
Osborne, Mary Pope. My Brother's Keeper: Virginia's Diary of Gettysburg (My America Series). Scholastic, Inc., April 2002. ISBN: 0439369037
Coggins, Jack. Arms and Equipment of the Civil War. Dover Publications, April 2004. ISBN: 0486433951
Denenberg, Barry. When Will This Cruel War be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 (Dear America Series). Scholastic, Inc, August 1996. ISBN: 0590228625
Reeder, Carolyn. Shades of Gray. Simon & Schuster Children's, April 1999. ISBN: 0689826966.