What do you know about burying the war dead?
What do you want to know about burying the war dead?
What did you learn about burying the war dead in the Battle of Cold Harbor? (Complete after work is done using documents 1, 10, and 12.)
Construct a time line of efforts made by the generals to tend to the Cold Harbor casualties.
Evaluate how the leaders chose to deal with the casualties.
What is Christiancy's assessment of the Union's efforts on June 3, 1864?
When does a flag of truce first appear and what was its purpose?
When does the actual truce occur?
How many days occur after the June 3 battle before burial occurred?
What were Charles Chase's observations about the health of the corps?
Did Charles Chase have confidence in his fellow troops? Explain.
In what corps and on what side was Charles Chase fighting on?
What is known about how Charles Chase died on June 3, 1864?
Contrast J.S. Patch's observation about Charles's health with Charles' report in the letter to his brother (above, May 28, 1864).
Infer what might have been the reason for the differing reports.
What was General Stannard's report based on?
What were General Stannard's losses on June 3?
Why did General Stannard order what was left of his command "to retire to the rifle pitts" on June 3, 1864?
What insight did his report give on why the Union assault failed?
Based on "FROM RECORD OF 23RD MASS. VOL. INF." report, hypothesize why Charles Chase's body was never found.
Where was Charles Chase from?
How old was he when he died?
Infer why Chase's funeral did not take place until June 18th.
What was the relationship between Julia Chase Washburn and Charles Chase?
Explain the meaning Julia gave to Charles' death in the third stanza.
Explain the analogy Julia made in the fourth stanza.
Cite three examples of uncertain or unclear military information.
Analyze the reasons why Major West considered June 1 and June 3 to be "as disagreeable a fight...as I know of during my experience in the war" in his 1886 letter to Howard Chase.
Speculate why Howard Chase sought information about this brother twenty-two years after his death.
What does the document tell about key factors in winning or losing battles?
What amount was reported as the "terrible losses" of Grant's army?
According to the article, explain why there were such losses in Grant's army.
Explain why this might be important to emphasize.
According to the article, what would have happened if Grant had succeeded?
According to the article, what was Lee's objective and how was it accomplished?
What does the article suggest about the role alcohol played on June 3?
What day, battle, and corps is the subject of this newspaper article?
What lies between the Chickahominy River and Union forces?
Give three illustrations of General Smith's leadership in the article.
Give three examples of bravery demonstrated by members of this army corps.
What were the reporter's assessments of each side's losses?
Was the tone of the news report optimistic or pessimistic? Explain.
Speculate why Cold Harbor is misspelled "Coal Harbor."
According to the news dispatch, what was the main Union objective at this point?
Give three pieces of evidence the dispatcher cited that would make his audience optimistic about the Union campaign in June 1864.
Explain why the dispatcher estimated that Union defeat of the Confederacy would take more time than the public expected.----------------------------------------------------------------
Using the four above newspaper articles, form an interpretation about the status of the Civil War in June 1864. Create a thesis statement and three main ideas which would support your thesis. This can be used to write a five paragraph essay.
Phelps had left Charlottesville and was where when he wrote this letter?
What were two signs of material stress in Central Virginia in this letter? Explain.
Why did Phelps tell his aunt that his next letter might be from Maryland or Pennsylvania?
Identify what Phelps was ordered to take to Petersburg.
Why did he have to take these items to Richmond?
What is Petersburg's condition since June 3 when Phelps arrived from Cold Harbor?
What is Phelp's mental and physical condition by this time?