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  • 18th Georgia Infantry Home Page(48 clicks)
    This site contains information concerning the 18th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, including a history, roster, flags, researcher's page, and much more.
  • 18th Regiment Louisiana Infantry(60 clicks)
    Fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Site includes a roster.
  • 1st Alabama Cavalry, United States Volunteers(55 clicks)
    United States soldiers
  • 26th Mississippi Infantry, C.S.A(43 clicks)
    The companies of this regiment were organized under the leadership of Arthur E. Reynolds, a lawyer of Jacinto, beginning in the summer of 1861, for three years or during the war.
  • 28th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865(48 clicks)
  • 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment, CSA(54 clicks)
  • 48th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry(48 clicks)
    "Recruited from southwestern Ohio in the Fall of 1861, the regiment was organized at Camp Dennison in October. The following April, as part of General Sherman's division, they found themselves at the very heart of the Confederate surprise attack at Shiloh, TN, only 30 days after having been issued their rifles. They participated in the siege of Corinth, the capture of Arkansas Post, and the subsequent Vicksburg Campaign, seeing considerable action during the siege of that city. In April of 1864, while a part of Gen. Banks' Red River expedition, the entire regiment was captured after intense fighting at the Battle of Sabine Crossroads (Mansfield, LA) and imprisoned at Camp Ford, near Tyler, Texas. Six months later they were paroled, and saw action again in 1865 as part of the attack on Mobile. The 48th OVVI was mustered out in Texas in May, 1866."
  • 54th Massacusetts Infantry(58 clicks)
    The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was one of the most celebrated regiments of black soldiers that fought in the Civil War.
  • 5th United States Colored Infantry Company G(53 clicks)
  • 62nd & 65th Regiments United States Infantry, Co-founders of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO.(47 clicks)
    As an escaped slave, Grandfather Sgt. Anderson Davis helped make up the ranks of the brave and courageous soldiers who had the extraordinary vision and will to found Lincoln Institute, later, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Mo.
  • A Fitting Conclusion to the Silas Chandler Story(48 clicks)
  • A Gallant Rush for Glory(45 clicks)
    "For the men of the 54th Massachusetts, the assault on a Confederate fort outside Charleston was much more than just another battle. It was their chance to show the world that black troops could fight--and die--for the Union." by William C. Kashatus
  • A Tragic Postscript(48 clicks)
    "In a tragic postscript to the Civil War, as many as 1,700 Union soldiers, recently released from Confederate prisons, may have died while en route home aboard the steamer Sultana."
  • A Tribute To Two Colonels(43 clicks)
    By Fred Melchiorre. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, Army of the Potomac July 1863.
  • Abraham Lincoln Online(47 clicks)
    Speeches, letters, quotes, writings
  • Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address(47 clicks)
    1861
  • Albert Underwood Civil War Diary(49 clicks)
    This is the Civil War diary of Albert Underwood of Annapolis, Park County, Indiana. He was a member of the 9th Indiana Light Artillery. It covers the period of the war from January 1, 1864 thru January 11, 1865.
  • Alice Williamson Diary 1864 in Tennessee(54 clicks)
    Schoolgirl's diary which shows the bitterness felt at United States soldiers.
  • All-Girl Rhea County Spartans(49 clicks)
    "Begun as a lark, the all-girl Rhea County Spartans soon attracted the attention of unamused Union officers."
  • Allen Guelzo, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation(43 clicks)
    Podcast
  • Along the Old Federal Road(57 clicks)
    "Now known as the "OLD FEDERAL ROAD," this primary travel route was conceived and built to connect Fort Wilkinson, near Milledgeville, Georgia, to Fort Stoddert, an American outpost north of Mobile, Alabama. Developed from the 1806-11 postal horse path that followed earlier Native American paths, the Federal Road subsequently became a primary travel route for pioneers going to the Mississippi Territory. The Federal Road functioned as an important link between Washington, D.C., and New Orleans. Early settlers, of the area now known as Monroe and Conecuh Counties, in Alabama included the Middleton and many other South Carolina families."
  • America's Civil War(52 clicks)
  • American Civil War Homepage(44 clicks)
    Lots of resources
  • American Civil War Resources(60 clicks)
    "The Civil War is a major collecting focus for the University Libraries. The manuscript collection includes letters and diaries from both Union and Confederate soldiers, homefront letters, memoirs, and contemporary research files."
  • AmericanCivilWar.com(48 clicks)
    Various Civil War links.
  • Andersonville National Historic Site(53 clicks)
    Macon County presents details of Andersonville as well as other historic sites.
  • Antietam--A Photographic Tour(42 clicks)
    Photo tour of the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.
  • Arkansas Civil War Memorial Page(49 clicks)
    Particulary strong on veterans from each side.
  • Army of Tennessee(54 clicks)
  • Battle of Nashville (December 15-16, 1864)(53 clicks)
    Detailed Web site.
  • Battle of Olustee, Florida(56 clicks)
    Olustee Battlefield State Historic Site commemorates the largest Civil War battle in Florida.
  • Battle of the Wilderness(45 clicks)
  • Battle Summaries(44 clicks)
  • Behind the Stonewall(50 clicks)
    Welcome to my unique exhibit of modern day images from battlefields of the American Civil War. Over 2500 individual snapshots were stitched together using Live Pictures Photovista to bring these 105 spinning 360 degree panoramic images here for your viewing pleasure.
  • Bibliography of African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement(43 clicks)
    Short bibilography done in 1996.
  • Blogging the Civil War(48 clicks)
  • Brief History of the American Civil War(51 clicks)
  • C. S. S. ALABAMA(45 clicks)
  • Camp Life(54 clicks)
    Exhibit from the Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Capt. Richard W. Burt(49 clicks)
    Civil War letters.
  • Catholics and the Civil War(46 clicks)
  • Causes of the Civil War(52 clicks)
  • Civil War Resources in the VMI Archive(44 clicks)
    The Virginia Military Institute has an extensive collection of Civial War materials.
  • Civil War 150th: The Road to Civil War (54 clicks)
    In this episode, the History Guys focus on the dramatic six months between Abraham Lincoln’s election and the outbreak of war. Over the course of the hour, they attempt to understand the period from the perspective of Americans at the time. Why did abolitionists dread the prospect of Lincoln’s presidency? Why did slaveholders in many parts of the South argue against secession? What made the leaders of Virginia, a state long known as “the mother of presidents,” finally decide to break their ties with the nation? How did 19th century ideas about race and gender shape people’s decision-making? And finally, did the existence of slavery mean some kind of civil war would come sooner or later, or might war have been averted?
  • Civil War @ Charleston(46 clicks)
    A site devoted to the history and heritage of the American Civil War in and around the City of Charleston, SC (Visitor's Information)
  • Civil War Album(47 clicks)
    " CivilWarAlbum.com is a collection of albums containing over 1,500 photos, and several official records reports and maps related to the 1862-63 Vicksburg Campaigns, Battles of Shiloh, Forts Donelson and Henry, U.S.S. Cairo at Vicksburg, Indian Territory (New Addition), Louisiana and many other sites. All photos were taken between 1990 and March, 2001."
  • Civil War and Reconstruction(45 clicks)
    Yale course taught by David Blight. This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction.
  • Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877(46 clicks)
    David W. Blight, Yale. "This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction."
  • Civil War and Reconstruction with David Blight(58 clicks)
    This course explores the causes, course, and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877. The primary goal of the course is to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history. Those meanings may be defined in many ways: national, sectional, racial, constitutional, individual, social, intellectual, or moral. Four broad themes are closely examined: the crisis of union and disunion in an expanding republic; slavery, race, and emancipation as national problem, personal experience, and social process; the experience of modern, total war for individuals and society; and the political and social challenges of Reconstruction.
  • Civil War Collection(42 clicks)
    1411 image records
  • Civil War Diaries(176 clicks)
    Two diaries from Illlinois soldiers
  • Civil War Diary and Letters of David Humphrey Blair(48 clicks)
    Of the 45th Ohio Volunteers.
  • Civil War Diary of Bingham Findley Junkin(49 clicks)
    100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry ("Roundheads")
  • Civil war diary of John D. Myers, of Goshen, Indiana, sergeant in co. J, 74th Indiana Infantry(40 clicks)
  • Civil War Generals(47 clicks)
    "This is a concise index to the Generals who fought on both sides of the US Civil War, and has been specifically prepared for the Internet."
  • Civil War History of John Ritland(49 clicks)
    Of the 32nd Iowa Infantry.
  • Civil War Image Map(47 clicks)
    Click on a state and its shows the Civil War battles there.
  • Civil War in America, Illustrated London News(45 clicks)
  • Civil War in Florida: Letters of a New Hampshire Soldier(51 clicks)
    Calvin Shedd Papers
  • Civil War in New York City(50 clicks)
    archive
  • Civil War Jacksonville(47 clicks)
  • Civil War Letters of Forrest Little, The(48 clicks)
  • Civil War Letters of John Alexander Ritter, M.D.(49 clicks)
    Captain and Regimental Surgeon, 49th Indiana Volunteers
  • Civil War Maps(51 clicks)
    From the Library of Congress
  • Civil War Medicine(52 clicks)
    Variety of info on this important aspect of the war.
  • Civil War Memory(46 clicks)
  • Civil War Music of the Western Border(43 clicks)
    Songs from Missouri and other then Western places.
  • Civil War Panoramas(46 clicks)
  • Civil War Photography, Center for(47 clicks)
  • Civil War Photos(53 clicks)
  • Civil War Portrait(44 clicks)
    "Explore the people, places, and events of the Civil War through the photographs and images in the Civil War Portrait. Each page includes links to related articles here on TheHistoryNet, as well as external links to Civil War sites on the internet."
  • Civil War Preservation Trust(47 clicks)
    "The Civil War Preservation Trust is America's largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation's endangered Civil War battlefield lands. The Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public about the war and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it."
  • Civil War Prisons(43 clicks)
    Links to prisons.
  • Civil War reading list(44 clicks)
    From Military Reading List. Recommends books and provides links to buy them. Also links to other wars.
  • Civil War Richmond(48 clicks)
    Welcome to Civil War Richmond, an online research project designed to collect documents, photographs, and maps pertaining to Richmond, Virginia, during the Civil War. Here you will find information regarding many varied facets of life inside the Confederate Capital. Because there is so much information regarding the hospitals and prisons in Richmond, these have been given their own sections - the "other sites" section deals with other important topics, including: battery defenses, cemeteries, industry, and civilian activity. The "events" section covers events in Richmond that do not relate to a particular site.
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System(46 clicks)
  • Civil War Traveler.com(46 clicks)
    Material and links on Civil War sites in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.
  • Civil War Treasures From the New York Historical Society(52 clicks)
    The images in this digital collection are drawn from the New-York Historical Society's rich archival collections that document the Civil War. They include recruiting posters for New York City regiments of volunteers; stereographic views documenting the mustering of soldiers and of popular support for the Union in New York City; photography showing the war's impact, both in the north and south; and drawings and writings by ordinary soldiers on both sides.
  • Civil War Treasures from the NY Historical Society(45 clicks)
    "The images in this digital collection are drawn from the New-York Historical Society's rich archival collections that document the Civil War. They include recruiting posters for New York City regiments of volunteers; stereographic views documenting the mustering of soldiers and of popular support for the Union in New York City; photography showing the war's impact, both in the north and south; and drawings and writings by ordinary soldiers on both sides."
  • Civil War Virginians of the Allegheny Highlands(59 clicks)
    Civil War Virginians of the Allegheny Highlands, specifically 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment, 31stVirginia Infantry Regiment, 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment.
  • Civil War Washington(48 clicks)
    Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields—literary studies, history, geography, computer-aided mapping—to create a digital resource that chronicles the war's impact on the city. Troops, fugitive slaves, bureaucrats, prostitutes, actors, authors, doctors, and laborers were among those drawn to the capital by a sense of duty, desperation, or adventure. Drawing on material ranging from census records to literary texts and from forgotten individuals to the famous (such as Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman) we examine how Washington changed from a sleepy Southern town to the symbolic center of the Union and nation.
  • Civil War Women(46 clicks)
    Diaries and correspondence.
  • Civil War: Forging of a Nation(56 clicks)
    National Park Service
  • Civil War@Smithsonian(53 clicks)
  • Colonel's diary(57 clicks)
    The colonel's diary; journals kept before and during the civil war by the late Colonel Oscar L. Jackson...sometime commander of the 63rd regiment O. V. I (1922)
  • Compiled records showing service of military units in Confederate organizations(47 clicks)
  • Confederate Defeat and the Lost Cause(54 clicks)
  • Confederate Spy(62 clicks)
    A spy in the service of the Confederacy how it feels to be hung by the neck and die. Published 1908
  • Confederate Spy Captured in Ohio(49 clicks)
  • Confederate States of America: Constitution(46 clicks)
    From the Avalon Project
  • Confederate States of America: Documents(47 clicks)
    From the Avalon Project at Yale
  • Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley(56 clicks)
  • Confederates of Color(43 clicks)
    Honors people of color.
  • Contagion, "Not So Safe Space(47 clicks)
  • Cooper's cavalry tactics(50 clicks)
    Cooper's cavalry tactics, for the use of volunteers to which is added a manual for Colt's revolver. Published 1861 by H.P. Lathrop, Power & Cadwallader in New-Orleans, Jackson, Miss .
  • Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865(50 clicks)
    The Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter, of the 81st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, from November, 1864 - April 27, 1865. Platter's diary details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches and describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop morale, and administrative duties. The diary also includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Cornerstone Speech Alexander H. Stephens March 21, 1861 Savannah, Georgia(64 clicks)
    VP Alexander Stephens on slavery as the foundation of the Confederate States of America
  • Crisis at Fort Sumter(48 clicks)
    The immediate cause of the Civil War as United States soldiers were fired upon in South Carolina.
  • CSS Virginia(66 clicks)
    "This site's highlights are its compilation of historical documents and the bibliography. Whether you are a serious student of the Civil War or just a high school student needing to write a paper, the information is here."
  • David Blight on the Civil War in American Memory, Part 1 (60 clicks)
  • Declaration of Causes of Seceding States(51 clicks)
    Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas
  • Democratic Party Platform, 1860(47 clicks)
    On the cusp of war
  • Diaries, Letters, Recollections(54 clicks)
  • Diary of Basil H. Messler(45 clicks)
    The diary represents a day-to-day account of events while enlisted in the Mississippi Marine Brigade (initialed M.M.B. in the diary).
  • Diary of Carrie Berry(50 clicks)
    The following passages were taken from the Diary of Carrie Berry, a 10 year old resident of Atlanta, Aug. 1, 1864 - Jan. 4, 1865.
  • Documents from the Front : the American Civil War and Fenian Raids in the 1860s(53 clicks)
    Archives of Ontario
  • Dred Scott Decision Anniversary(49 clicks)
  • Dwight Henry Cory Letters and Diary(47 clicks)
    Of the Ohio Volunteer Cavalry.
  • Ebook Subject Collections: The Civil War(51 clicks)
  • Emancipation and Empire(45 clicks)
    Reconstructing the Worldwide Web of Cotton Production in the Age of the American Civil War by Sven Beckert
  • Emancipation Proclamation(49 clicks)
    By ILincoln, September 22, 1862
  • Faces of Soldiers: Civil War in Missouri(44 clicks)
  • Facts and figures vs. myths and misrepresentations : Henry Wirz and the Andersonville Prison (1921)(41 clicks)
    DAR apologia
  • Fort Pillow Battle(53 clicks)
  • Free Men of Color in Grey(49 clicks)
    By Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. CIVIL WAR HISTORY, Volume XXXII, No. 3, September, 1986
  • Gallant Charge of the 54th Massachusetts, The(51 clicks)
    Document
  • General Jubal A. Early(55 clicks)
    Civil War general from Virginia.
  • General Samuel Cooper(46 clicks)
    Served in the armies of the United States of America and the Confederate States of America.
  • George Barnard's Civil War Photographs(47 clicks)
    From Notre Dame
  • George H. Thomas, Practitioner of Emancipation(50 clicks)
    by Bob Redman. Part of the Army of the Cumberland and George Thomas Source site
  • Georgia in the Civil War(45 clicks)
    Good site.
  • Gettysburg Address(49 clicks)
    Abraham Lincoln
  • Grant's Memoirs, Vol I(50 clicks)
    Vol II is found at http://historicaltextarchive.com/books.php?op=viewbook&bookid=34
  • GUIDE TO CIVIL WAR MANUSCRIPTS IN THE(54 clicks)
    Short letter
  • H-CivWar(59 clicks)
    "H-CivWar is a forum for exploring the approaches, methods, and tools used in teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students. Syllabi, reading lists, and examinations are all valuable subjects for discussion. The Civil War era can not be isolated in the study of this nation's history. Any analysis of the Civil War era is empty without a good understanding of the Jacksonian and Republican eras, urban and rural history, etc. Therefore, some overlap between H-Net lists is expected and welcome, and you are invited to introduce discussions from other forums and disciplines."
  • H.H. Bennett & Civil War Cycloramas(52 clicks)
  • Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War(46 clicks)
  • Harvest of Death(50 clicks)
    This is a montage of photographs that Alexander Gardner and his associates took shortly after the Battle of Gettyburg, and before the filed had been completely cleared of the dead. Added to the stench of decaying bodies, there was also the aroma of 5,000 dead horses that had not been removed from the battlefield. It was a grim task indeed.
  • Heart of the Stranger that Hovered Near (50 clicks)
  • Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War(57 clicks)
    Variety of resources.
  • History 7B - Spring 2006: US History: from Civil War to Present(40 clicks)
    Lectures available as streaming video at webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.
  • History of George W. Murray, and his long confinement at Andersonville, GA(47 clicks)
    A history of George W. Murray, and his long confinement at Andersonville, Ga., also the starvation and death of his three brothers at the same place (1860)
  • HISTORY OF SEVENTY-NINTH INFANTRY(54 clicks)
    Submitted by: Dale R. Lutz. pp. 48-9 from the Adjutant-General's Report, Illinois, 1861-66, revised, 1901 edition. Vol. 5. Revised by Brigadier General J. N. Reece (Adjutant General). Published Springfield, IL, Phillips Bros. State Printers, 1901.
  • History of the Third Georgia Infantry(48 clicks)
    Civil War." The Third Georgia Infantry was organized in late April, 1861. In the spring of 1862, the Third Georgia Infantry returned to Virginia and joined the Army of Northern Virginia. It served in that way for the remainder of the war. The Third Georgia participated in more than fifty engagements during its career."
  • Homepage of the 15th Mississippi Infantry, Company K(52 clicks)
    The 15th Mississippi Infantry, Company K, was organized in the late spring of 1861. Company K was organized in the area of Double Springs, Whitefield, and Steelville, in the western part of Oktibbeha County. They were known as the Oktibbeha County Plough Boys.
  • Hotchkiss Map Collection(48 clicks)
    The Hotchkiss Map Collection contains cartographic items made by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss (1828-1899), a topographic engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps primarily of the Shenandoah Valley, some of which were used by the Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for their combat planning and strategy.
  • Hungarians in the American Civil War(49 clicks)
  • I Take Up My Pen: Letters from the Civil War(46 clicks)
    "is adapted from an exhibition of original Civil War soldiers’ letters currently on display at the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, which opened in April 2008. The letters are drawn from the Gilder Lehrman Collection (on deposit at the New-York Historical Society), which contains more than 12,000 Civil War soldiers’ letters, most of them never before seen by the public."
  • Illinois in the Civil War(45 clicks)
    Links and more
  • Images from the 16th Ohio Volunteers(43 clicks)
    Photos
  • Index of Civil War Naval Forces(46 clicks)
    Confederate States and United States navies.
  • Intelligence in the Civil War(47 clicks)
    A publication of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Iowa in the Civil War(45 clicks)
    Letters, Journals, Diaries, Oral Accounts and Historical Information from the Civil War
  • Iowa in the Civil War(50 clicks)
  • Iron Furnace(52 clicks)
    The iron furnace or, slavery and secession by John H. Aughey, a refugee from Mississippi Published 1863 by William S. & Alfred Martien in Philadelphia .
  • Ironclads and Blockade Runners(47 clicks)
    "At the junction of naval warfare and industrial technology were two very special types of ship, the likes of which had hardly ever been seen before in the world. The ironclads were the advent of the modern armored, self-propelled warship, and the blockade runners took wholesale smuggling to new technological heights. Under the immense pressure of war, technology advanced at a breakneck pace. These pages are dedicated to these fascinating ships, their designers, and the valiant crews of both sides who sailed and fought them."
  • James McPherson, “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam”(42 clicks)
    Podcast from the Gilder Lehrman Institute
  • Jefferson Davis, Abraham Lincoln, and the American Revolution(47 clicks)
    By Greg Ruttan in the Concord Review
  • John and James Booker Civil War Letters(46 clicks)
    This collection includes 22 letters (July 1861 - April 1864) from twin brothers John Booker (1840-1864) and James Booker (1840-1923) of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to their cousin Chloe Unity Blair (1839-75).
  • John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry (Oct.-Dec. 1859)(52 clicks)
  • John H. Freeman Diary(52 clicks)
    Of the Company I, 34th Mississippi Volunteers, CSA.
  • Key to a Mystery(46 clicks)
    "Mortally wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, Union soldier Amos Humiston died clutching the only clue to his identity: an ambrotype of his three small children." By Mark H. Dunkelman
  • Legacy of the USS Monitor(44 clicks)
  • Letters from an Iowa Soldier in the Civil War(47 clicks)
    These letters are part of a collection written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers. Most of the letters were written to Scott's neighborhood friend Hannah Cone, in their home town of Albia, Monroe County, Iowa, over the three year period that he served as Company A's clerk. The final letter, describing the long-awaited mustering out in August of 1865, was written to his parents.
  • Letters of the Civil War(57 clicks)
    "A COMPILATION OF LETTERS, STORIES, DIARIES FROM THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS, NURSES, POLITICIANS, MINISTERS, JOURNALISTS and CITIZENS DURING the WAR OF THE REBELLION. FROM THE NEWSPAPERS OF MASSACHUSETTS."
  • Life and death in Rebel prisons(48 clicks)
    Life and death in Rebel prisons: giving a complete history of the inhuman and barbarous treatment of our brave soldiers by Rebel authorities, principally at Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S. C (1865)
  • Life and death in rebel prisons(47 clicks)
    Life and death in rebel prisons: giving a complete history of the inhuman and barbarous treatment of our brave soldiers by rebel authorities, inflicting terrible suffering and frightful mortality, principally at Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C., describing plans of escape, arrival of prisoners, with numerous and varied incidents and anecdotes of prison life (1865)
  • Lincoln and His Circle(46 clicks)
    "The project seeks to digitize and make available the letters to, from, and about Abraham Lincoln that are held in the collections of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Rochester."
  • Lincoln's Interpretation of the Civil War(46 clicks)
    By Eric Foner in History Now
  • Loyalty of Silas Chander, The(44 clicks)
  • M. A. Ryan, Experiences of a Confederate in ...Prison(48 clicks)
    "I have often thought before I answered the last roll and passed over the River to join the Silent Host that fell before the roaring cannon and rattling musket that I would give my experiences as a Confederate soldier and as a prisoner of war."
  • Major General George H. Thomas(49 clicks)
  • Major General William T. Sherman’s March of Destruction(47 clicks)
  • Maps(55 clicks)
    Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection
  • Maryland Fugitive Slave to His Wife, January 12, 1862(48 clicks)
    John Boston reached freedom but without his wife.
  • Milo Grow, Letters from the Civil War(44 clicks)
  • Mississippi Civil War(48 clicks)
    Comprehensive site.
  • Mississippi Civil War Battles(54 clicks)
  • Mississippi Sesquicentennial of the American Civil Wa(40 clicks)
  • Mississippi Soldiers in the Civil War(52 clicks)
    by Clay Williams and John Marszalek in Mississippi History Online. Includes original documents.
  • Mr. Lincoln's T-Mails(47 clicks)
    Abe used the latest technology!
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine(64 clicks)
  • Naval Actions at St. Johns Bluff, Florida (50 clicks)
  • New York City Draft Riots, 1863(60 clicks)
    "An excerpt from In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863 by Leslie M. Harris"
  • New York Draft Riots(54 clicks)
  • New York Times Coverage of the Civil War Years(50 clicks)
    Covers the years 1860-1866. Digital reproduction of articles in the newspaper.
  • Ninth Georgia Infantry, CSA(42 clicks)
    Fought in a number of battles.
  • No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North(42 clicks)
    Adam I. P. Smith, Lecturer in American History at University College London, discusses his award-winning book No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North. He examines political parties and partisanship in America during times of war, specifically the period leading up to the American Civil War, and offers an original and insightful analysis of Northern politics at the time.
  • Official Records of the War Of The Rebellion(53 clicks)
  • Ohio Civil War Documents(44 clicks)
    Searchable database of the Ohio Historical Society.
  • Ordinance of Secession, 1861(56 clicks)
  • Ordinances of Secession(45 clicks)
    "The ordinances of secession were the actual legal language by which the seceded states severed their connection with the Federal Union. The declarations of causes...are where they tended to disclose their reasons for doing so, although only four states issued separate declarations of causes.
  • Original photographs taken on the battlefields during the Civil War of the United States(57 clicks)
    Original photographs taken on the battlefields during the Civil War of the United States by Mathew B. Brady and Alexander Gardner, who operated under the authority of the War Department and the protection of the Secret Service. Published 1907 by [E.B. Eaton] in Hartford, Conn
  • Original Photos of the Civil War(60 clicks)
  • Over the dead line; or, Tracked by blood-hounds(45 clicks)
    Over the dead line; or, Tracked by blood-hounds; giving the author's personal experience during eleven months that he was confined in Pemberton, Libby, Belle Island, Andersonville, Ga., and Florence, S.C., as a prisoner of war.. (1902])
  • Pearce Civil War Collection(41 clicks)
    "A major strength of the Pearce Collection is its balanced coverage of the war. Every effort is made to include letters and documents from both sides of the conflict. The collection includes letters from most of the major political and military leaders from both sides of the conflict, and an ever-increasing number of soldier's letters from both the Union and Confederate armies."
  • Poerty and Music(49 clicks)
    of the War.
  • Pond Spring and the General Joe Wheeler Home(52 clicks)
    "Located near Courtland, Alabama, Pond Spring (The Wheeler Plantation) was home to Joseph Wheeler, former Major General of Cavalry of the great Confederate western army, The Army of Tennessee (and briefly held the rank of Lieutenant General near War's end), also a long-time U.S. Congressman following the Civil War, and (yet again) U.S. Army Major General during the Spanish-American War. A well-earned title, "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler became a national symbol for reunification and reconciliation following the Civil War and throughout the latter half of the 19th Century. As the U.S. Congressman, he largely contributed toward the progressive economic direction the northern section of Alabama would pursue during the 20th Century."
  • Presidential Elections, 1860-1884(48 clicks)
    From back issues of Harper's Weekly
  • Prison Diary of Frederic Augustus James(43 clicks)
  • Prison Life at Fort Delaware(42 clicks)
  • Prison life during the rebellion(56 clicks)
    Prison life during the rebellion. Being a brief narrative of the miseries and sufferings of six hundred Confederate prisoners sent from Fort Delaware to Morris' Island to be punished (1869)
  • Prisoner-of-War Letters of Brigadier General Montgomery Dent Corse(48 clicks)
    "The prisoner-of-war letters of Brigadier General Montgomery Dent Corse, CSA, 17th Virginia Infantry to his wife, Elizabeth Beverley, along with his commission as Colonel, Active Volunteer Forces of Virginia, May 17, 1861, and his Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, July 24, 1865. Selected from the Montgomery Dent Corse Collection which was donated to the Alexandria Library in 1981."
  • Rachel Cormany's Diary(49 clicks)
    1863. Gettysburg
  • Rebel Prison Pwn at Andersonville, GA, The(49 clicks)
  • Recollections of a Private's Homecoming(45 clicks)
    H. Clay Sharkey, 3rd Mississippi Co. C, 5th Alabama Cavalry Co. D
  • Robert E. Lee Papers(50 clicks)
    Welcome to the Robert E. Lee Papers at the Special Collections Department of the James Graham Leyburn Library at Washington and Lee University. These 46 letters are a representative sample from our collection which documents aspects of Lee's life and career as a soldier, educator, friend, and father.
  • Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers(48 clicks)
    From Duke University
  • Roster of Confederate Soldiers; NC(49 clicks)
    Roster of Confederate soldiers in the war between the states furnished by Lincoln County, North Carolina, 1861-1865. Published 1905 by W.J. Hoke Camp, Confed. Veterans? in [Lincolnton, N.C .
  • Samuel S. Dunton Civil War Letters(44 clicks)
    "Index of letters from Samuel S. Dunton to his family while in the 114th New York Infantry during the North American Conflict of 1861-1865 ("Civil War")."
  • Secession Era Editorials Project(51 clicks)
  • Second Inaugural Address, 1865(44 clicks)
    Abraham Lincoln
  • Selected Civil War Photographs(43 clicks)
    Library of Congress
  • Selected Civil War Photographs(46 clicks)
    Library of Congress collection
  • Selected Civil War Photographs(50 clicks)
    "The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men."
  • Selected Civil War Photographs(52 clicks)
    Library of Congress
  • Selected records of the War Department relating to Confederate prisoners of war, 1861-1865(54 clicks)
  • Sherman and His Campaigns(47 clicks)
    Author: Col.S.M.Bowman And Lt.-Col.R.B.Irwin. Publisher: Charles B.Richardson, New York. Year: 1865
  • Shiloh, Pittsburg Landing Tennessee(53 clicks)
    April 6-7, 1862. U.S. Civil War
  • So What? An Observation on the Debate over Black Confederates(41 clicks)
  • South Carolina Civil War Maps of Battles(53 clicks)
    Maps
  • South Rises Again and Again and Again(46 clicks)
  • Spy in the Civil War, A Story of a(45 clicks)
  • Spy of the Rebellion(43 clicks)
    The spy of the Rebellion being a true history of the spy system of the United States army during the late Rebellion ... compiled from official reports prepared for President Lincoln, General McClellan and the Provost-Marshal-General. Published 1884 by Rose Publishing Co. in Toronto .
  • State of New York and the Civil War(48 clicks)
  • Study of Civil War Sites in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia(50 clicks)
    National Park Service. "In 1990, a study of Civil War sites in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia was authorized by Public Law 101-628. The study was to accomplish four tasks: identify significant Civil War sites and determine their condition, establish their relative importance, assess short and long term threats to their integrity, and provide alternatives for their preservation and interpretation by Federal, State, and local governments, or by other public or private entities."
  • Teaching With Documents: The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady(56 clicks)
  • Tennessee Civil War Railroads(46 clicks)
  • The 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment(50 clicks)
    (108th Volunteers) Harlan's Light Cavalry
  • The 134th New York Volunteer Infantry(47 clicks)
    "This regiment was recruited and organized at Schoharie, NY with men raised from Schoharie and Schenectady Counties in upstate New York. It was mustered into service on September 22, 1862 and left for Washington, DC just three days later. The 134th was assigned to the XI Corps of the Army of the Potomac until October, 1863, when that Corps was made part of the Army of the Cumberland. It became part of the XX Corps in April, 1864, at the start of the Atlanta Campaign."
  • The 15th New York Cavalry(52 clicks)
    "Formed principally in upstate New York, the 15th NYVC was a late addition to the Army of the Potomac forming companies during 1863. As a part of George Armstrong Custer's division the units fought throughout the Shenandoah Valley under the command of Phil Sheridan. They were present at Five Forks, and Appomattox, and participated in the last cavalry charge of the Civil War."
  • The 19th Mississippi Infantry Regiment in the Civil War(43 clicks)
    With notes about Company E and Private William Meek Furr. By William Frazier Furr, Montgomery, Alabama
  • The 1st Regiment Kentucky Volunteers(52 clicks)
    The 1st Regiment Kentucky Volunteers were Confederate soldiers.
  • The 23rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry(48 clicks)
    "he 23rd Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment (US) never had a unit history published. Many veterans of this distinguished federal command wrote letters and memoirs. One veteran, Private John Peter Bagley of Company "I" can even be called the poet laureate of the 23rd for he wrote at least two poems: THE NOBLE TWENTY THIRD and THE DYING SOLDIER . While there are many references to the 23rd Missouri Infantry in the history books no one has ever put everything together to tell the regiments story from muster to discharge. I have been compiling data since 1991 to accomplish this monumental task. My data includes information found in Frederick Dryer’s: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion; War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies; The History of Linn County Missouri; The History of Sullivan County Missouri; A History of Northwest Missouri; Shiloh: Bloody April by Wiley Sword; and the veteran's memoirs and officer's reports found in the National Archives ."
  • The African American Civil War Memorial(64 clicks)
    Memorial to the United States Colored Troops (USCT) who served in the Civil War.
  • The American Civil War(48 clicks)
    Jim Janke frequently updates this site.
  • The Battle Between the Monitor and the Virginia(49 clicks)
    " The battle between the Virginia "Merrimack" and the Monitor was the most decisive factor to date in determining the direction of modern naval warfare. The first battle between ironclads, however, only came about through a series of chances, and that elusive element, destiny."
  • The Battle of Chickamauga: An Alabama Infantry Regiment's Perspective(52 clicks)
    "On these fields and in the woods surrounding a small creek in northwest Georgia, Union and Confederate armies clashed during the fall of 1863 (September 19-20) in some of the hardest fighting of the Civil War. An Alabama Infantry Regiment, the 19th Alabama, fought in this battle as it had done so in other western battles since Shiloh. This regiment was composed of men from northeast Alabama. As in most Confederate regiments, the members of the 19th were not plantation owners, rather they were farmers, shopkeepers and common everyday folk. "
  • The Battle of Gettysburg(52 clicks)
    From Military History Online. Comprehensive.
  • The Battle of Olustee(51 clicks)
  • The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864(44 clicks)
  • The Battles for Chattanooga(43 clicks)
    A pictorial history of the Battles for Chattanooga.
  • The Caning of Sumner (May 1856)(49 clicks)
    From the Furman University Editorials Project
  • The Civil War(52 clicks)
    The American Battlefield Protection program of the National Park Service
  • The Civil War Diary of James Laughlin Orr(48 clicks)
    Covers Sherman's March to the Sea
  • The Civil War in American Memory(49 clicks)
    The collective memory of the Civil War differs throughout America. To some the bloody conflict was a fight for emancipation and equality. For others, it represents the noble, but ultimately failed, attempt by the Confederacy to assert its sovereignty. In this wide-ranging lecture, delivered at the London School of Economics, Civil War historian David Blight examines American memory of the Civil War and how it has both hindered and facilitated justice and healing it its wake. Arguing for a history that is not just “frozen into formulas,” Blight delivers a moving meditation on a part of American history that is still very much alive today.
  • The Civil War in New Mexico(51 clicks)
  • The Civil War in the Lower Mississippi River Valley(41 clicks)
  • The Civil War in the Western Theater(57 clicks)
    Edited by John Marszalek with contributions from Russell F. Weigley, Craig L. Symonds, John Y. Simon, Steven E. Woodworth, and Anne J. Bailey. This book is in pdf format.
  • The Civil War Journal of Andrew Jackson Nickell (1828-1863)(52 clicks)
    Served in Company E of the 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) during the Civil War and the Vicksburg Campaign.
  • The Diplomats Who Sank a Fleet(44 clicks)
    The Confederacy's Undelivered European Fleet and the Union Consular Service By Kevin J. Foster
  • The dispatch carrier(55 clicks)
    The dispatch carrier a thrilling description of the adventures of a dispatch carrier in the late war-- 2d. ed. by Comrade Wm. N. Tyler. Published 1892 by Port Byron "Globe" Print in Port Bryon, Ill .
  • The dispatch carrier : a thrilling description of the adventures of a dispatch carrier in the late w(40 clicks)
    a thrilling description of the adventures of a dispatch carrier in the late war-- 2d. ed. by Comrade Wm. N. Tyler. Published 1892 by Port Byron "Globe" Print in Port Bryon, Ill .
  • The Dred Scott Case (1857)(58 clicks)
  • The following regulations are published for the guidance of the Army, and they will be strictly enfo(50 clicks)
    Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Va., Aug. 1861 Published 1861 by s.n. in Richmond, Va .
  • The Hapless Anaconda: Union Blockade 1861-1865(45 clicks)
  • The iron furnace or, slavery and secession(52 clicks)
    The iron furnace or, slavery and secession by John H. Aughey, a refugee from Mississippi Published 1863 by William S. & Alfred Martien in Philadelphia .
  • The Kansas-Nebraska Bill (1854)(52 clicks)
    Editorials concerning
  • The martyrs who, for our country, gave up their lives in the prison pens in Andersonville, Ga(43 clicks)
  • The Monitor: History & Legacy(46 clicks)
    From the Mariners Museum.
  • The Numbers War Between the States (67 clicks)
    Wall Street Journal
  • The Papers of Jefferson Davis(45 clicks)
    The Papers of Jefferson Davis documentary editing project, based at Rice University in Houston, Texas, is publishing a multi-volume edition of his letters and speeches, several of which can be found on this web site. The page also has extensive information on Davis and his family and numerous photographs.
  • The Recipes Project > Ironclad Apple Duff: Exploring Recipes from the American Civil War(54 clicks)
  • The River War: The Timucuan Preserve in the Civil War(43 clicks)
  • The Role Of Women In The Civil War(51 clicks)
    A more accurate picture of women in the War than Scarlett O'Hara.
  • The Seige of Petersburg(47 clicks)
    "The siege of Petersburg, Virginia (June 15, 1864 -- April 2, 1865) is one of the least studied campaigns of the Civil War."
  • The Seventy-Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry(42 clicks)
    General regimental history with roster and photographs
  • The Shenandoah 1863 Civil War Museum(49 clicks)
    Guide to the museum.
  • The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865(54 clicks)
    "The Southern Homefront, 1861-1865" presents materials related to Southern life during the Civil War and the challenge of creating a nation state while waging war. This collection includes government documents, personal diaries, religious pamphlets, and many other materials.
  • The Underground Railroad and the Coming of War(53 clicks)
    By Matthew Pinsker. History Now
  • The United States Navy in the Civil War--the West(45 clicks)
    "This site is an attempt to tell the story of the "BrownWater Navy" and the brave men and women who served on the Western Rivers and Gulf of Mexico."
  • The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia(44 clicks)
    This project interweaves the histories of two communities on either side of the Mason-Dixon line during the era of the American Civil War.
  • The Wild Geese(51 clicks)
    "The Wild Geese Today chronicles the epic saga of Ireland's far-flung exiles and those who have struggled to gain Irish freedom."
  • Three Soldiers and American Ways of War: Part 2, Ulysses S. Grant(54 clicks)
    " In the second of this series of three lectures, Josiah Bunting III examines the military career of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant has not always been viewed favorably by historians, but Bunting contends that Grant was a genius as a leader and an ideal commander. Josiah Bunting III is president of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation and the author, most recently, of Ulysses S. Grant."
  • Uniform and dress of the army of the Confederate States(46 clicks)
    Contains fifteen large lithographs of soldiers standing in landscapes, showing generals and other staff officers, all ranks of cavalry, artillery and infantry, their swords, rifles, drum and bugle, their tunics, trousers, hats and overcoats, plus buttons, badges and chevrons.
  • Uniform and dress of the army of the Confederate States(62 clicks)
  • United States bonds; or Duress by federal authority(42 clicks)
    Names, etc., of the six hundred Confederate officers who were removed from Fort Delaware, in August 1864, to be placed under fire at Morris' Islands, S.C., by Capt. J.L. Cantwell, p. 632-645. Sighs and rhymes at Fort Delaware: p. 647-660
  • United States Civil War Center(45 clicks)
    Seeks to be the definitive site.
  • Vermont in the Civil War(51 clicks)
    The Green Mountain Boys fought again.
  • Vermont in the Civil War(45 clicks)
    "the largest online repository of information documenting the Green Mountain State's participation in the American Civil War."
  • Virginia Civil War Campaigns and Battles Index(52 clicks)
    This Week in Virginia History Virginia Historical Highway Marker Civil War Campaigns and Battles Index The Markerhistory.com Virginia Civil War Campaigns and Battles Index is a comprehensive collection of Civil War related Virginia historical highway markers. Markers are organized chronologically by earliest event date on each marker, providing an easy to follow time-line of events. Campaign groupings were created by mapping relevant markers to corresponding Campaigns using the National Park Service (“NPS”) campaign classification system. A primary benefit of this methodology is that it informs readers of campaign related events which did not take place at NPS maintained sites, providing additional context.
  • War Days in Fayetteville North Carolina(46 clicks)
    Covers 1861 to 1865
  • Weapons of the Civil War(53 clicks)
  • Why the South Lost the Civil War(49 clicks)
    "Ten Civil War historians provide some contrasting--and probably controversial--views on how and why the Confederate cause ultimately ended in defeat."
  • Why They Fought(48 clicks)
  • Wilbur W. Gramling Civil War Diary(48 clicks)
  • William Francis Brand Civil War letters(46 clicks)
    The William Francis Brand Civil War Letters web site provides access to digital facsimiles of letters written by Confederate soldier William Francis Brand to his future wife Amanda Catherine Armentrout.
  • William Tecumseh Sherman(56 clicks)
  • William Wing Loring(44 clicks)
    "Explores the life of this veteran of the U.S., Confederate and Egyptian armies."
  • Women and the Home Front: New Civil War Scholarship(47 clicks)
    By Catherine Clinton. History Now
  • Women's Revolt in Rowan County(48 clicks)
    "A worsening war situation, rising food prices, and an indifferent government compelled the women of Rowan County, North Carolina, to take action. By Christopher A. Graham."
  • Written in Glory(47 clicks)
    Written in Glory: Letters from the Soldiers and Officers of the 54th Massachusetts
  • “John Brown, Abolitionist:The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights(48 clicks)
    David Reynolds “John Brown, Abolitionist:The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights” The New-York Historical Society December 8, 2005 Running Time: 42:16 David Reynolds reassesses the legacy of John Brown, who was hanged for his role in the October 1859 raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. Reynolds states that Brown did not live on the fringe of American life, but was at the very center of it. A devout Calvinist possessing unshakable integrity and faith in the righteousness of his violent actions against slavery, Brown was the only abolitionist in the years before the Civil War to live among blacks, advocate a rewritten constitution that would make slaves citizens, and ultimately to take up arms and give his life for the abolitionist cause.