Historical Letter Analysis

Students will learn about Fort Lamar and the Battle of Secessionville by reading letters from Alexander Campbell and James Campbell, two Scottish brothers who fought on opposing sides in the battle. These letters can be used to teach students about observations and inferences in the context of historical documents, and to discuss the lives of Civil War soldiers, how the war divided families, and the contributions of immigrants to both sides of the war.

Organization Affiliation
South Carolina Heritage Trust
30-45 minutes
Lesson Plan Subjects