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Civil War Resources

Overview

The 1936 Battle of Gettysburg Commemorative Half Dollar helps to tell the story about the turning point in the Civil War.

Activity

Use some of the ideas in the July 2006 Coin of the Month and the Civil War Era of Time Machine (1863) to build on your students' interest in the Civil War.

Be sure to also check out that era's Teacher Feature, called Secret Expedition, a Social Studies and Language Arts lesson about the Underground Railroad.

Make a "Connection"

The United States Mint has designed other coins to honor the importance of this time in our history.  In the September 1999 Coin of the Month, explore the stories behind the Battle of Antietam Half Dollar.

On the Veterans Medals page, learn more about the medal that honored the last surviving veterans "who served in the Union or the Confederate forces."



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