The Civil War through a Child's Eye


American Memory Collections

Selected Civil War Photographs
America's First Look into the Camera: Daguerreotype Portraits and Views, 1839-1862
  • Portrait of two children
  • Children of Lt. Meigs
  • Boy seated in chair with child
  • Two girls
  • Portrait of boy and girl
  • Portrait of family
  • Women with boy and girl
  • Wm. Cattell with five boys
  • Seated boy
  • Boy and girl holding books
  • George Stowell
  • Girl with doll
  • Seated girl
  • Portrait of two girls
  • Anne Roberts
  • Mabel Hubbard
  • Girl holding daguerreotype case
  • Three girls
  • T.C.P. Bradhurst
  • Benjamin Family
  • Background

    Readers Theater

    Instructional Materials

    Off line Resources



    • Murphy, Jim. (1990). The Boys' War: Conferderate and Union Soldiers Talk about the Civil War. New York: Clarion Books.


    Additional Civil War Books

    Other American Memory Collections for Extensions

    "American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936 - 1940 "

     "Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920"

    "Civil War Lessons"

    LINKS to Other Online Resources


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    Last updated 08/28/2002