In late 1862, farmers in the Antietam Campaign's path were reeling after two armies stripped the land of its resources and fought a bloody battle on their land. Discover how western Maryland's civilians survived the lean times to come in an era before FEMA or the Red Cross. With Adam Zimmerli, Richmond Public Library.
The campaigns and battles of the Civil War caused chaos in all aspects of the southern homefront. The burden of feeding the Confederate armies fell to those left at home, which intensified the threat of starvation for southern civilians. Discover how southerners substituted and "made-do" when facing the daily struggle of feeding themselves. Led by Karissa Swain, ACWM.
Throughout the Civil War many people in the Confederacy saw their fight for independence in global terms and of global significance. Discover the intended and unintended international changes the Civil War brought to the South territorially, commercially, politically, and socially. With Adrian Brettle.
History came to Appomattox's doorstep in April 1865 -and never left. Explore Appomattox in the years immediately after the War, focusing on the debris of war, effects of military rule, creation of the Confederate Cemetery, stories of local personalities like Wilmer Mclean, and visits by journalists and photographers drawn to the suddenly famous community. Led by Patrick Schroeder, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park.