Through National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War.1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers wiThrough National Geographic’s heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation’s history. Considered Lee’s “most one-sided victory of the war,” Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War.1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever. As the newest installment in the New Look series, this fresh, new historical book is timed to coincide with the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and will complement school curriculums in fifth and eighth grades.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. ...
|Title||:||1862: Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle|
|Number of Pages||:||48 Pages|
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1862: Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle Reviews
This book is much more than a look at a key battle during the civil war. This book, targeted to grades 3-6, provides a wonderfully robust overview of what the civil war was about, and what fanned the flames of the battles that tore the new country apart.Of the 48 total pages, only a handful are focused on the key battle at Fredericksburg. The book points out that there were numerous skirmishes, run-ins and battles at and near the strategically placed town in northern Virginia, which is only 50 miles from the capital cities of both the North (D.C.) and South (Richmond).The book is enhanced by many full color photos of a myriad of reenactments...soldiers in battle, as well as civilians in different situations. But the real win of the book is the incorporation of text pulled from letters and memoirs from those that were there.Taken from the writings of one John Washington, a slave who fled to the safety of Union soldiers during the battle, we learn first-hand what it was like: "...in an instant all Was Wild confusion as a calvaryman dashed into the Dining Room and said 'the yankees is in Falmouth..." Author Kostyal chose to reprint Washington's writings with no editing which gives the reading a very real vibe.A white woman who fled from Frereicksburg as the battle was starting wrote, "I am afraid of the lawless Yankee Soldiers but that is nothing to my fear of the negroes if they should rise against us."The quotes add a vivid realism to this rather simple book, and combined with the photos fulfill a very "National Geographic" look at history.Kostyal writes about slavery and writes about it's role in dividing the country. She also writes on the battle itself which the South won by killing 13,000 Union soldiers.I highly recommend this book.
The pictures of the reenactors were wonderful! They really made these bloody battles from the Civil War come to life. It was a beautiful book, wonderfully written with personal testimonies from diaries, journals and plenty of facts.