Civil War in Savannah

This program begins at Massie, the site of a federal hospital during Savannah’s occupation from December 1864 to January 1865. This walking tour utilizes the city’s monuments and historic sites, examining the effects of the Civil War in Savannah and its key role in the last days of the war.

Georgia Standards of Excellence for the 8th Grade

SS8H5 Analyze the impact of the Civil War on Georgia.

  • a)Explain the importance of key issues and events that led to the Civil War; include slavery,states’ rights, nullification, Compromise of 1850 and the Georgia Platform, the Dred Scottcase, Abraham Lincoln’s election in 1860, and the debate over secession in Georgia.
  • b)Explain Georgia’s role in the Civil War; include the Union blockade of Georgia’s coast, the Emancipation Proclamation, Chickamauga, Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and Andersonville.

SS8H6 Analyze the impact of Reconstruction on Georgia.

  • a)Explain the roles of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments in Reconstruction.
  • b)Explain the key features of the Lincoln, the Johnson, and the Congressional Reconstruction plans.
  • c)Compare and contrast the goals and outcomes of the Freedmen’s Bureau and the Ku Klux Klan.
  • d)Examine reasons for and effects of the removal of African American or Black legislators from the Georgia General Assembly during Reconstruction.
  • e)Give examples of goods and services produced during the Reconstruction Era, including the use of sharecropping and tenant farming.