Episode 4 focuses on the attempts of the North to take back Fort Sumter and hopefully bring the war to an end. This episode illustrates the struggles of African American soldiers who fought bravely on Morris Island within sight of Fort Sumter and how their efforts changed the Civil War. [Here we meet Alex, a drummer in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, and learn of his thoughts and emotions.]
- 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.
- 8.3.P Analyze the Civil War Amendments (i.e., 13th, 14th, and 15th) as a turning point in the economic, political, and social structures of South Carolina.
- 8.3.CE Examine consequences of the major Civil War military strategies.