Soldiers & the Military Experience

These lesson plans help site users explore the wartime experiences of Mississippi soldiers and their families. They reveal men's frustrations with military discipline, hardships suffered by families with their men absent, and the gradual increase of dissent and desertion across the state.

Lesson Plans

Grade 4

Grade 8

Grade 9

Further Reading

For further reading, see The Mississippi Encyclopedia for related entries, including: "African American Civil War Soldiers," "Confederate Army, Mississippians in," and specific individuals and battles under "Civil War." See also "Mississippi Soldiers in the Civil War" at Mississippi History Now


Frances Kalusche has 28 years teaching/coaching experience - St Joseph Catholic High School (Madison, MS,) McComb High School, and North Pike High School. Coached Cross Country, Track, Soccer. Graduate of Mississippi State University (BBA), Millsaps College (BLS-History), and William Carey University (Masters of Secondary Education). National Board Certification - Social Studies.