The American Civil War Sesquicentennial
Explore the Civil War with field trips sponsored by:
Wabash Valley College
Mt. Carmel, IL
Wabash Valley College, one of the four colleges of the Illinois Eastern Community College District, has a full schedule of trips planned for the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.
These trips will help the student:
1) Understand America in the 1860's
2) Grasp the political overtones that caused the great conflict
3) Introduce them to the highly colorful characters and personalities of the time
4) Understand the military movements of both the Union and the Confederacy
& 5) Contemplate the aftermath
Each trip will be available for credit under the Humanities program at Wabash Valley College. All credits may be transferable to a senior institution.
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Late 1861 at Cairo, Illinois: General Ulysses S. Grant between General Rawlins (L) and Colonel Theodore S. Bowers (R). Bowers served as Grant's Secretary from the beginning of the Civil War thru the surrender at Appomattox. He was killed while with Grant at West Point in a railroad accident in 1866. Bowers was the Editor of the Mt. Carmel Register before the start of the Civil War.
Early Civil War Carte de Viste of General Ulysses S. Grant (possibly taken at Cairo). Our emphasis on the majority of the tours is the impact Grant had on Abraham Lincoln and as such on the Union Victory of the Civil War
The Life of Abraham Lincoln will be explored from birth in 1809 to death in 1865. His impact on America cannot be overemphasized.