Historical Letter Analysis

Lesson Overview

This lesson explores Fort Lamar and the Civil War's early years, then analyzes soldier letters from the Battle of Secessionville to highlight the value of primary documents in understanding personal experiences and perspectives beyond the broader historical narrative.

Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How can personal accounts, like soldier letters, provide unique insights into the experiences and perspectives of individuals during the Civil War, beyond the broader historical narrative?

Lesson Created By: MegGaillard

Lesson Partners: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources