Welcome: A Confederate Winter In Dalton
Description: The purpose of this webquest is to put students in the shoes of retreating Confederate soldiers following their recent battles at Chickamauga and Chattanooga. The students will write letters to loved ones based on the experiences of their confederate soldier.
Grade Level: 6-8
Curriculum: Social Studies
Keywords: Civil War, Georgia, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Braxton Bragg
Author(s): Jeff Poston
Battle of Chickamauga
Description: This link takes you to the History Channel website, and provides you with summaries, video accounts, and other useful information about the Battle of Chickamauga to help you envision the events your soldier has endured.
Battle of Chattanooga
Description: This link takes you to the History Channel's site about the Battle of Chattanooga. This site contains summaries, video accounts, and other information to help you envision the events your soldier has endured before wintering in Dalton, Georgia.
National Park Service
Description: This link connects you with the National Park Service, and provides information concerning the Battle of Chickamauga, and the Battle of Chattanooga. It provides access to various links providing information about the battles around the area.
Whitfield County Georgia
Description: This link provides summaries of civil war action in Whitfield County, the county where Dalton sits. This information can help you envision how your soldier had to deal with the constant threat of attack.
In Winter Quarters in Dalton
Description: This link provides a first hand account by a confederate soldier, Frank S. Roberts, detailing some of the events that happened while spending the winter of 1863 in Dalton. This link will help you develop insight into what your soldier may have been thinking about every day.