|History of Artillery of the Civil War|
|Field Artillery in the Civil War||Civil War Artillery Projectiles with a video|
|History.com: 8 Unusual Civil War Weapons||Field artillery in the American Civil War|
|Specific Battleships Important to the Civil War||HL Hunley|
|CSS Alabama||The Hunley’s Daring Submarine Mission, 150 Years Ago|
|History of the CSS Alabama||HL Hunley History and Facts|
|CSS Alabama Historical Background Gallery||The USS Monitor|
|CSS Neuse||National Marine Sanctuary: History of the Monitor|
|CSS Neuse and Governor Caswell Memorial||PBS : The USS Monitor|
|Brief History of the CSS Neuse||Wikipedia: USS Monitor History|
|CSS Virginia||USS Agawam|
|CSS Virginia Historical Background||USS Agawam History|
|CSS Virginia Confederate Navy Ship||USS Tecumseh|
|USS Tecumseh History|
|Causes of the American Civil War|
|Causes and Effects of the Civil War||What Caused the American Civil War?|
|History of Civil War Flags|
|Civil War Flags Confederate and Union||Civil War Flags|
|History of the Flags of the Civil War||Flags of the Confederate States of America|
|History of Civil War Generals||History Central: Confederate General Biographies|
|Alphabetical Listing of Union Generals||Union Generals|
|Civil War Civil War Generals, Soldiers and Others||Historynet.com: Civil War Generals - Confederate and Union|
|Civil War Glossary|
|Civil War Glossary||Alphabetical Listing of Civil War Terms|
|History of Civil War Letters|
|Love Letters from the Civil War||Letters Home from Civil War Soldiers|
|Personal Letters Written During the Civil War||The Soldiers Write|
|History of Civil War Maps||Library of Congress: Maps of the Civil War|
|History of Civil War Medicine||Medicine During the Civil War|
|Civil War Photos|
|How Stuff Works: Civil War Pictures||Civil War Photograph Collection|
|Photos of the Civil War||Photographs of African Americans During the Civil War|
|Civil War Timelines Important to the Civil War|
|Timeline of the Civil War 1861-1865||Timeline of the Civil War|
|American Civil War Year by Year Overview||Civil War Timeline from the Smithsonian|
|Events of the Civil War with Descriptions||Civil War Timeline|
|What Was the Life of a Soldier Like During the Civil War?||How Civil War Soldiers Lived|
|The Life of a Civil War Soldier||Civil War Soldier's Favorite Music|
|Documents Important to History of the Civil War|
|Famous Documents of the American Civil War||Historical Documents pf the Civil War|
|Forts and Field Fortifications Important to the History of the Civil War||Alphabetical listing and descriptions of Civil War Forts|
|Biographies of People Important to the Civil War||Biographies of Important People in the Civil War|
|Wkiipedia: Military Leadership During the Civil War||American Civil War Leaders and Events|
|History of the Secession of States During the Civil War||Why did the South secede?|
|Confederate States of America - A History||History.com: The South Secedes and the Civil War Begins|
Abolitionism 1830-1850: Historical information and facts; documents and more
Civil War and Emancipation from PBS: Facts and information about: From Africa to America, From Slavery to Freedom, The First Years of Freedom
Dred Scott and the Dred Scott Decision: Historical background; information and facts
PBS: Dred Scott's Fight for Freedom: The records displayed in this exhibit document the Scotts' early struggle to gain their freedom through litigation, and are the only exist and records of this significant case as it was heard in the St. Louis Circuit Court
Dred Scott: A Hard Shove for a "Nation on the Brink": The Impact of Dred Scott: The beginnings of Scott vs. Sandford: The case in the federal judicial system; The decision; Dissenting opinions and reactions; the road to civil war
History.com Slave Revolts: Historical Background, facts, and information
Wikipedia: Slaves and the American Civil War: The documents linked provide an overview of Slavery in the United States prior to the Civil War.
The Underground Railroad from National Geographic: Historical information which includes a timeline, people, and events
Wikipedia: The Underground Railroad: Facts and information about the Underground Railroad, the people, and MORE
Underground Railroad from PBS: Historical Overview
History.com: Reconstruction Facts and Videos: A complete overview with video
Reconstruction: The Civil War from PBS: Facts and information including photos AND video clips
Reconstruction and Its Aftermath: A brief explanation.
Timeline of Reconstruction: Summaries of major events from 1865-1870 timeline with links to important people, places, and events
*The Civil War began in 1861 after eleven Southern states seceded from the United States.
The South secedes from the Union: South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union on December 20th 1860. Others followed: Mississippi - January 9th, 1862. Georgia - January 19, 1861. Louisiana - January 26th, 1861. Alabama - January 11, 1861. Tennessee - June 8, 1861.
*The Civil War was fought between the North and South, and was also known as the "War Between the States". The Civil War lasted a total of four years from 1861 - 1865.
*Galusha Pennypacker was a Union General at the age of 16. At the age of 320, he was promoted to Brigadier General.
*More than 627,000 men died during the Civil War. Because many diseases were not known, many soldiers died from sickness rather than from the battle.
*More than 10,000 battles and skirmishes were fought across the country during the Civil War.
*Naval ships were used by Union soldiers to create a blockade of southern ports to prevent supplies from reaching Confederate troops.
*Rhode Island was the first state to call for the enlistment of Black troops in the Civil War.
*Mary Virginia "Ginnie"(or "Jennie") Wade was the only civilian to be killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.
*The bloodiest Civil War battle took place at the Battle of Antiem on September 17, 1862. Total casualties numbered 22,726 on both sides.
*Edward Everett, the guest orator at Gettysburg spoke for two and one-half hours. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg address was only ten sentences in length and took less than 3 minutes to deliver.
*President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865 while attending a play by the name of "Our American Cousin".
*John Wilkes Booth was 24 years of age when he killed Lincoln.
*General Lee and General Grant signed the "Treaty of Ghent," which brought an official end to the Civil War on April 9, 1865.
* As a result of the Civil War, slavery was abolished after 250 years.
*During Reconstruction, the Fifteenth Amendment written in 1870 gave Blacks the right to votes.
American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!
The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.
Archiving Early America: A wealth of resources about 18th Century America, original newspapers, maps, writings, biographies
History of the United States Complete Historical Archive: Directory listed in alphabetical order by events
History Place: American Revolution, Civil War, featured articles, history of the U.S.A.
American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword
Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword
The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword
Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z
Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE
Who2: Find famous people biographies fast! This site also lists links to more information about each person. - SEARCHABLE by keyword
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Kidinfo.com's Civil War and Reconstruction Era History Homework Helper Resource Page provides the the best available facts about the History of the Civil War as well as facts about the Key People, Places, Documents, and Events Important to the History of the Civil War, as well as Facts Battles of the Civil War, Civil War Uniforms, Civil War Generals, Civil War Artillery, Civil War Music, Life of a Civil War Soldier, President Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Photos, Civil War Glossary, Civil War Letters, and Civil War Timelines.