- The Civil War Institute at Manor College
- Civil War Certificate Program
- Civil War Education and Research Center
- Tuesday Trivia
- Book Reviews
The Civil War Institute at Manor College is a formal organization dedicated to preserving a period of time in our history that to this day has had a profound social, economic, and religious impact on our nation. The Civil War comes to vivid life with diverse and specialized courses that delve deeper than the typical history course that focuses on names, dates, and events.
These classes will consist of information that includes a general overview to an in-depth detailed examination of this historical period. Follow General William Tecumseh Sherman’s western army battle to Atlanta, receive a potpourri of women, spies, marriages, heroes, rogue and lunatics and experience history come alive.
In association with the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table, The Civil War Institute at Manor College has developed programs on a variety of subjects pertaining to the era of 1861 – 1870.
The Institute’s mission is to educate the public on the Civil War and the conditions and events that divided our nation as well as the period of healing and recovery. In addition to these programs, the Institute has presenters available to speak before civil and social groups on specific topics of interest, i.e., the Lincoln assassination, William T. Sherman, Philadelphia in the Civil War, etc. For a complete list of topics and information on how to schedule a Round Table speaker, call Jerry Carrier at (215) 676-5877. In cooperation with elementary and secondary schoolteachers, the Institute’s instructors can integrate Civil War subject matter to enhance their current syllabi. The Institute will also be scheduling field trips to historical Civil War sites with tour guides.
The Civil War Institute is located on the campus of Manor College, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Take courses independently or enroll in Manor’s Civil War Certificate Program. All classes are Act 48 approved. All participants receive CEUs.
All of the courses – Core Courses and Electives – may be taken individually or as stand alone courses. Civil War aficionados can choose to legitimize their experience by enrolling in the Civil War Certificate Program.
Resources and Links:
- Civil War News
- Delaware Valley Civil War Roundtable
- Union Library Civil War Round Table
- Germantown Historical Society
- Pennsylvania Historical Society
- Bucks County Historical Society
- Lancaster Civil War Round Table www.lancastercivilwarroundtable.org
- Civil War Round Table of Eastern PA www.cwrteasternpa.org
Civil War Certificate Program
In order to enroll in the Civil War Certificate Program, you must complete an application form. There is a one-time $25.00 fee due at the time the application is filed. Payment for individual courses is due at the time of registration.
Upon completion of the certificate program, you will receive:
A Certificate of Completion
25% discount on your first year’s membership to the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table
In order for a participant to earn a Civil War Certificate, through Manor’s Civil War Institute, eight courses must be completed. Of the eight courses, four must be core courses with the remainder being electives. Courses may be taken in any sequence.
Congratulations to the following for having completed our Civil War Certificate Program here at Manor College this 2012 Fall Semester!
- John Minnich
- James Duffy
|Civil War Overview||12||1.2|
|The Gettysburg Campaign||12||1.2|
|Life of the Common Soldier||12||1.2|
|The Lincoln Assassination||12||1.2|
|Abraham Lincoln: The War Years||6||0.6|
|African Americans in the Civil War||6||0.6|
|The Antietam Campign||6||0.6|
|Blue Water/Brown Water-Civil War Navies||6||0.6|
|Bull Run-Manassas Twice||6||0.6|
|Calvary Raids & Campaigns||6||0.6|
|Causes of The Civil War||6||0.6|
|The Chancellorsville Campaign||6||0.6|
|Charleston Must Die||6||0.6|
|City Life During the Civil War||12||1.2|
|Civil War Potpourri I||12||1.2|
|Civil War Potpourri I||12||1.2|
|Civil War Tactics & Weapons||6||0.6|
|Civilians During the Civil War||6||0.6|
|Franklin and Nashville||6||0.6|
|Gettysburg, The Aftermath||6||0.6|
|The Irish in the Civil War||6||0.6|
|John Brown and Harper’s Ferry||6||0.6|
|Medicine in the Civil War||6||0.6|
|Meet the Generals||6||0.6|
|Opening the War in the West||6||0.6|
|The Overland Campaign of 1864||6||0.6|
|Perfect Shower of Bullets||6||0.6|
|Petersburg – The Nine Month Siege||6||0.6|
|Prisons and Prisoners||6||0.6|
|Secession: The Battle of Southern Independence||8||0.8|
|Sherman’s March to Victory||6||0.6|
|The Vicksburg Campaign||6||0.6|
|Women in the Civil War||6||0.6|
|Young Mr. Lincoln||6||0.6|
Visit our Civil War Education and Research Center in the Library of Manor College located on the second floor of the Basileiad Library Building, 700 Fox Chase Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Our hours are:
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Saturday
Closed evenings and weekends when classes are not in session.
We are continuously expanding our collection. Donations are always welcome. Visit our website http://library.manor.edu/ for links and resources regarding the Civil War.
CIVIL WAR TUESDAY TRIVIA
Questions November 2012
1-What percentage of the popular vote did Lincoln get in the election of 1860?
2-How many electoral votes did Lincoln get in that 1860 election?
3-What state gave Lincoln the largest number of electoral votes?
3 New York – 35 Electoral votes
1-Who was Abraham Lincoln’s first Vice President and what state was he from?
2-Who was Abraham Lincoln’2012s second Vice President and what state was he from?
3-What was the United States population on the eve of the Civil War?
4-Who served as Attorney General, Secretary of War and Secretary of State for the Confederacy?
6-Where did Julia Ward Howe write the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
1- Hanabel Hamlin from Maine
2- Andrew Johnson from Tennessee
4- Judah P. Benjamin
5- Rhode Island
6- At the Willard Hotel in Washington DC
Questions August 2012
1-Who was the first person to receive the Medal of Honor twice?
2-Where did the first modern naval battle between ironclads take place?
3-What Confederate was the first to be promoted to the rank of full General?
4-Who was the first Republican to run for president?
5-Where was the Republican National Convention of 1860 held?
6-Before joining the Republican Party what party did Abraham Lincoln belong to.
1- Tom Custer [brother of George Custer]
2- Hampton Roads, VA March 8th, 1862
3- P.G.T. Beauregard on August 31, 1861
4- John Charles Fremont in 1856
Questions July 2012
1-What was the annual salary for President Abraham Lincoln?
2-In 1861 what was a Union soldiers monthly pay?
3-How many states were in the union in 1860?
4-during the conflict, how many men were enlisted in all branches of the Union forces?
5-How many guns were carried by the Ironclad vessel the Monitor?
6-How many states seceded from the union to form the Confederacy?
2-$13.00 a month
Tuesday Trivia for June 2012
1-The Civil War had an Income tax. What was the rate of the tax in 1862?
2-During the war the inflation rate was so high that eventually how many confederate dollars were needed to equal one gold dollar?
3-How many amendments to the constitution were a direct result of the Civil War?
4-How many prisoners of war died in prison camps in the civil war on both sides?
5-How many military engagements occurred during the Civil War?
6-How many Confederate generals were killed at Gettysburg?
1-3% for incomes of $600 to $10,000, 5% for higher.
2-sixty to seventy
3-Three [the 13th, 14th and 15th]
4-the estimate is 56,000 [30,000 north & 26,000 south]
Questions May 2012
1-Thomas Francis Meagher was commander of what famous regiment in the Civil War?
2-Abraham Lincoln had two secretaries who were they?
3-Abraham Lincoln son Robert entered the War in 1865, what unit was he assigned to?
4-What famous Union General had the nickname of “Old Snapping Turtle”?
5-When was the battle of the Wilderness
6-What was company Q in the Confederate Army?
“When were these battles fought?”
1-When was Battle of Shiloh?
2-When was the Battle of Missionary Ridge?
3-When was the Battle of Chickamauga?
4-When was Battle of Antietam fought?
5-When was the battle of Pea Ridge
6-When was the Battle of Prairie Grove?
1-April 6th & 7th, 1862
2-November 25th, 1863
3-September 19th & 20th 1863
4-September 17th, 1862
5-March 7th & 8th, 1862
6-December 7th, 1862
“Who was killed where?”
1-At what battle was Confederate General “Stonewall Jackson” mortally wounded?
2-At what Battle was Confederate General Patrick Cleburne killed?
3-At what battle was Union Genera John Reynolds killed?
4-At what Battle was Confederate General A.P. Hill killed?
5-At what battle was Union General John Sedgwick killed?
6-At what battle was Union General Thomas Alfred killed?
1-The Battle of Chancellorsville
2-The Battle Franklin
3-The Battle of Gettysburg
4-The Battle of Petersburg
5-The Battle of Spotsylvania
6-The Appomattox Campaign
1-By what other name is the battle of Antietam widely known?
2-What Secretary of War during the Civil War later published his three volume diary?
3-When ten companies were grouped together under a single commander, what was that larger unit called?
4-Who was in charge of the Union Troops at Vicksburg?
5-What year did Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation?
6-When Abraham Lincoln came to Washington to be inaugurated in 1861, where did he stay before moving into the White House?
1 - Who was the first Secretary of War in the Lincoln administration?
2 - How many Union soldiers were executed by the Confederates, 64, 154 or 640?
3 - How many men died in Civil War prisons both Union and Confederate?
4 - What body of water was the scene of the Confederates first successful submarine dive?
5 - Who was Mary Lincoln's famous dress maker?
1-Who was the only civilian killed during the battle of Gettysburg?
2-What was Jefferson Davis’ job before becoming President of the Confederacy?
3-Who Commanded the Union troops at Gettysburg?
4-How many Confederate States were there in total?
5-From what disease was Abraham Lincoln mildly suffering when he delivered the Gettysburg Address?
6-What civilian organization assisted the U.S. Army in caring for the sick and wounded?
1 Jenny Wade
2 U.S. Senator from Mississippi
3 General George G. Meade
4 11 States
6 The U.S. Sanitary Commission
1-Where was Abraham Lincoln born?
2-Abraham Lincoln was our tallest President. How tall was he?
3-Abraham and Mary Lincoln had four sons, name them?
4-Abraham Lincoln had two Vice-Presidents, name them?
5-Who ran against Lincoln in 1864?
2-6 foot 4 inches
3 Robert, Edward [Eddie], William [Willie], Thomas [Tad]
4-Hannible Hamlin & Andrew Johnson
5-Gen. George McClellan
Lincoln and McClellan September 2011
Southern Storm December 2011
African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign February 2012