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8th-grade Inquiry Unit - Denton County and the Civil War Pathfinder 


Academic Librarian Consultant Stephany Compton, Distance Education Librarian, Texas Woman's University

Public Librarian Consultants Kathy Strauss and Leslie Couture, Denton Public Library Special Collections


General Civil War Resources:

American Civil War - by George Hoemann. This site "closed" in 2011, but it still linked to the Smithsonian page. It contains collections of music and other resources that I have not found elsewhere.


American History - Civil War - History Documentary - produced by Documentary2015 with support from the Library of Congress. Warning: Graphic images (46 minutes)


Library of Congress - Civil War Project Photographs and Artifacts


Smithsonian Institution - Civil War Studies Resources including a Civil War Studies eNewsletter with a daily trivia question


Valley of the Shadow Primary source documents the John Brown's Raid through Reconstruction from Augusta County, Virginia, representing the Southern experience, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, representing the Northern experience


Resources for Open Phase Lesson:

History.com Video: "Civil War's Greatest Myth" (2 minutes 41 seconds)


Reader’s Theatre Script Teacher Resource: “A Conversation Overheard at Lovejoy’s General Store, 1863”


Resources for the Immerse Phase Lesson:

Article from the Denton Record Chronicle - "County Seek Historic Artifacts" (December 25, 2013)


Bates, Ed. F. History and Reminisences of Denton County. Denton, TX: McNitzky Printing, 1918. Print. (Also available online from Google Books)


"Civil War Songs" YouTube Video with photographs and paintings and other primary source documents from the Civil War era: http://youtu.be/eFm7ixyG5I8


Directory of Memorials, Monuments and Statues for Veterans - http://www.tvc.texas.gov/documents/memorial_book.pdf

(Denton p. 16)]


Daughters of the Confederacy. Our Confederate Soldiers Monument, Dedicated June 3, 1918. Courthouse Square, Denton, Texas.


"Our Confederate Soldiers" VoiceThread and Script



Additional Online Resources for the Unit:

American Indian Histories and Cultures Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.

Denton County TXArchives Counties – Military Records - http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/denton/denttoc.htm


Bourland in North Texas and Indian Territory During the Civil War


The Portal of Texas History - http://texashistory.unt.edu

Possible searches: Joseph A. Carroll, Confederate soldier, later Denton County judge and mayor of Denton

Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth.




Texas Historical Commission – Texas in the Civil War - http://www.thc.state.tx.us/public/upload/sf_tx_cvl_wr_13.pdf


Texas in the Civil War-Confederate States of America


Denton County C.S.A.


Texas Slavery Project - http://www.texasslaveryproject.org/about/

Click map to see Slaveholder


Texas State Historical Association - Handbook of Civil War Texas: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/civil-war#Table_of_Contents


University of North Texas: Texas History Portal - http://texashistory.unt.edu/


Sample Citation

Wooster, Ralph A., editor. Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas in the Civil War, Book, 1995; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth296842/ : accessed January 02, 2014), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas.


Additional Online Resources for the Unit:


These books are available at the Denton Public Library (DPL), Emily Fowler Branch, in the historical and geneology collections. DPL librarians Kathy Strauss and Leslie Couture supported my research in these collections.


Acheson, Sam, and Julia Ann Hudson O’Connell. George Washington Diamond’s Account of the Great Hanging at Gainesville, 1862. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1963. (Tex. 976.4533 Dia)


Bridges, C.A. History of Denton County. Waco, TX: Texian Press, 1978. (Tex. 976.4555 Bri)


Grady, John C. and Bradford K. Felmy. Suffering to Silence: 29th Texas Cavalry, CSA Regimental History. Quanah, TX: Nortex Press, 1975. (Tex. 973.743 F)


Odom, E. Dale. An Illustrated History of Denton County, Texas: From Peters Colony to Metroplex. Denton, TX: E. Dale Odom, 1996. (Tex. 976.4555 ODO)


Rochette, Patricia Adkins. Bourland in North Texas & Indian Territory During the Civil War: Fort Cobb, Fort Arbuckle, and the Wichita Mountains. Volume I. Colonel James G. Bourland Timeline. Broken Arrow, OK: Bourland Civil War, 2005. (Special Collections: G 973.7 ADK)


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