Compose a term paper on the history of a regiment from western New York State that fought during the Civil War. Examine census and military records to reconstruct the livesof your subjects. You are not writing a straight blow-by-blow, campaign-by campaign account of the regiment. Instead, your paper should discuss the social origins of your regiment’s soldiers, what happened to the regiment and its men throughout the war, and the connections between the soldiersand the home front. In essence, you are writing a history of a very big waron a very small scale.