Supply the Soldiers in the Field

If you were a soldier in the Civil War, how important would supplies be to your success? See the fact and photo page to find out.

You are now a soldier in the United States Army. Your mission is to figure how to defeat the Confederate soldiers at Petersburg. You know that if you can defeat the Confederate soldiers at Petersburg, then you can capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy that sits just 23 miles north of Petersburg. Your challenge is to defeat the Confederate Army quickly and with the fewest loss of lives. You may now begin this challenge.

PRINT THE FOLLOWING MAPS. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COLOR PRINTER, LABEL/COLOR THE APPROPRIATE ITEMS (with colored pens or markers as they appear on this Web site).

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR MISSION. USE THE CLUES PROVIDED TO FIGURE OUT THE MISSION.

MISSION #1 - WHERE ARE YOU GOING

MISSION #2 - WHAT IS YOUR LOCATION?

MISSION #3 - THE OPENING ASSAULT ON PETERSBURG

MISSION #4 - WHAT DO YOU FOCUS ON CAPTURING WHEN YOU DID NOT TAKE PETERSBURG?

MISSION #5 - HOW DID YOU ACCOMPLISH YOUR MISSION?