|A CIVIL WAR
DIARYPretend that this is a page from the diary of a fifth grader who lived during the
Civil War Period. Fill in the missing information.
|November 1860||_______________________was just elected to be our next president.
|December 20, 1860||_______________________decided to leave the Union today. Everyone is
shocked by the decision.
|February 1861||The Southern states that have seceded from the United States and have
formed the ___________________
They even chose their own president! His name is______________________________________.
|April 12, 1861||There is big excitement everywhere. The war has begun. The Confederates
just attacked _______________________________________.
|July 21, 1861||The Confederate army won a battle today outside Washington D.C. It was
called the battle of _________________________.
|June 1, 1862||The Confederates selected a new general in-chief of the Confederate
armies. His name is ___________________ _________________.
|January 1, 1863||The front page of every newspaper has a copy of President's Lincoln's
document to free slaves. It is called the __________
|May 4, 1863||General Lee is a great general. Even though he had fewer soldiers, he
defeated the Union army today at _________________________________.
|July 4, 1863||The Union army won two very important victories yesterday and today. They
were at ______________________ ______________ and ______________________________.
|April 9, 1865||It's over! It's over! The war is over! General Lee did not want his men to
lose their lives in an impossible battle. He surrendered at ____________________________.
|April 15, 1865||Terrible news. President Lincoln has been __________. It was done by a man named____________________________ ________________________________________. The president died early this morning. What a sad day. Everyone is mourning the loss of this great leader.|