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Chatham Plantation: Witness to the Civil War - A Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plan
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Recounts what happened at this plantation overlooking Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house served ...

Recounts what happened at this plantation overlooking Fredericksburg, Virginia. The house served as a headquarters and communications center for generals and commanders. When General Irvin McDowell was housed there, President Lincoln visited to confer with about strategy. Later in the war, the house served as a hospital where Clara Barton and Walt Whitman tended to wounded soldiers. Four major battles were fought in the countryside surrounding Chatham.

Subject:
U.S. History
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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Provider:
National Park Service
Provider Set:
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP)