In spite of the absence of modern television and radio news coverage, citizens were given a visual understanding of the war through the efforts of photographers like Matthew Brady, and the engravings published weekly by illustrated newspapers like "Harper's" and "Leslie's." The latter published this map of the Hilton Head area in December of 1861 as federal naval forces moved toward the vulnerable South Carolina coastal region.
Courtesy of the Pratt Memorial Library.
- This indicator was developed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes experienced by Americans of various genders, positions, races, and social status during the Civil War.
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the continuities and changes of the experiences of marginalized groups such as African Americans, Native Americans and women, as the U.S. expanded westward and grappled with the development of new states.