Student Activity: Civil War Washington Through the Eyes of Mary Henry
In this lesson, explore two events during the Civil War in Washington to understand different perspectives on some of the most important questions of the day.
These activities can be used in conjunction with the video exploring Civil War Washington Through the Eyes of Mary Henry, or it can be completed independently.
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Looking for other lessons and resources? Check these out!
- Mary Henry
See a video about Civil War Washington through Mary Henry’s eyes.
- Mary Henry: Eyewitness to the Civil War
See Mary Henry’s full diary from 1858 to 1868, plus more information on her.
- Resolution of Committee of Colored Citizens
See the full April 16, 1865, resolution of the Committee of Colored Citizens of Washington
- Bob Logic’s Letter
Full text of Bob Logic’s June 24, 1863 letter to the Anglo-African.
- Mary Henry and Solomon Brown Lesson
Lesson plan from the Smithsonian Institution comparing perspectives on the 1864 Confederate attack on Washington.