History of African Americans in the Civil War Wikipedia History of African Americans During the Civil War
African Americans and the Civil War African-American Soldiers During the Civil War
War for Freedom: African Americans in the Era of the Civil War Black Soldiers in the Civil War
Civil War Black Soldiers Colored Troops in the American Civil War

History of Artillery of the Civil War History.com: 8 Unusual Civil War Weapons
Field Artillery in the Civil War Civil War Artillery Projectiles with a video
Civil War Artillery Field artillery in the American Civil War


Battle Summaries Important to the Civil War
How Stuff Works: Battles and Incidents of the American Civil War The Ten Costliest Battles of the Civil War
Complete Descriptions of American Civil War Battles Civil War Battle Summaries and Timelines by Each State
Civil War Battles Details on Major Battles
History.com: The 5 Deadliest War Battles Civil War Battle Summaries by State

History of the Battleships Important to the Civil War War Ships of the Civil War
What Were the Ironclads? The Blockade and the War at Sea
Ironclads and Blockade Runners The American Civil War "Naval War"
Peek Inside a Civil War Submarine Civil War Ships
USS and CSS Navy Ships and Battles During the Civil War The Battle of the Ironclads
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 Civil War Generals - Confederate and Union

Civil War Glossary
How Stuff Works: Civil War Glossary Alphabetical Listing of Civil War Terms

History of Civil War Letters
Lpve 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 PBS: 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
People of the Civil War Leaders of the Civil War
Biographies of Specific People Important to the Civil War Oliver Otis Howard
John Brown Oliver Otis Howard - Historical Background
John Brown, the Abolitionist Wikipedia: Oliver Otis Howard Biography
PBS: John Brown Robert E. Lee
Salmon Chase Biography.com: Robert E. Lee - Biography and Video
Salmon P. Chase Wikipedia: Robert E. Lee Biography
Salmon P. Chase Biography James Longstreet
History.com: Life of Salmon P. Chase James Longstreet Historical Background
Henry Clay James Longstreet Biography
History.com: Henry Clay and His Role in History General George G. Meade
Henry CLay Biography Meet General Meade
Jefferson Davis George Meade Biography
Jefferson Davis Historical Information General George E. Pickett
Jefferson Davis President of the Confederate States of America George Pickett
Frederick Douglas Wikipedia: George Pickett Biography
PBS: Frederick Douglass Booker T. Washington
Frederick Douglass Biography Booker T. Washington Historical Information
Stephen A. Douglas Booker T. Washington Biography
Stephen A. Douglass Biography
Wikipedia: Stephen A Douglas Biography

Abraham Lincoln, Civil War President PBS Presents Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln: A Timeline of His Life The Lincoln Institute: Lincoln's Classroom
Abraham Lincoln Biography Lincoln's Assassination
Abraham Lincoln: Historical Digitization Project Overview Of Lincoln's Assassination
The Mask of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln's Assassination - Historical Overview
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln.org American Experience Video: Lincoln's Assassination
Abraham Lincoln Research Site Eyewitness to History: The Death of Lincoln, 1865

History of the Secession of States During the Civil War Why did the South secede?
Confederate States of America - A History The South Secedes and the Civil War Begins

History of Slavery and the Civil War

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.

Importance of The Underground Railroad During the Civil War

How Stuff Works: How the Underground Railroad Worked

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 of the Uniforms of the Civil War U.S. Civil War Uniforms

Biographies of Women Important to the History of the Civil War Women Soldiers and Nurses of the American Civil War
Women of the American Civil War Civil War Women
Women Soldiers and Spies of the Civil War Woman Fought Like a Man for Freedom
National Archives: Women Soldiers of the Civil War
Biographies of Specific Women Important to the History of the Civil War Harriet Beecher Stowe
Clara Barton Harriet Beecher Stowe, Civil War Author
Clara Barton Biographical Information Harriet Beecher Stowe's Life
Clara Barton, Founder of the American Red Cross Harriet Tubman
Lydia Marie Child The Life of Harriet Tubman
Lydia Maria Child, American abolitionist Harriet Tubman Biography
About Lydia Marie Child Sojourner Truth
Lucretia Mott Sojourner Truth Historical Facts
About Lucretia Mott Sojourner Truth Biography
Lucretia Mott Biography


Sites with SPECIFIC information about the History of the Civil War

American Civil War Archive:Civil War Documents, Books, and Other Information; American Civil War Preservation Groups, Civil War Collections, Reenactment and Living History Web, US Library of Congress, Orders of Battle, Regimental Histories, Other American Civil War Sites of Interest, Civil War Poetry and Music

American Civil War Collections: Electronic Text Center is home to a variety of primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers

The American Civil War Experience:People, Experiences, Battles, and Timelines, and more

American Civil War Causes

American Civil War Homepage:Links to the most useful electronic files about the American Civil War

Civil War at the Smithsonian:Online resource about the Civil War. Digitized images cover slavery and abolition, the weapons and leaders of the war, and the life and culture of the times.

Civil War Home Page: One of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War related material available on the Internet

Have Fun with History: The Civil War: The Civil War between the states lasted only four years, yet claimed more American lives than any other war; learn about the civil war with free streaming videos from Have Fun with History.com.

History.com: Military History - The Civil War: EXCELLENT videos with historical information about the Civil War

History Place: U.S. Civil War 1861-1865: Timeline of the Civil War from 1861-1865 with documentation and photos

How Stuff Works: American Civil War: Informational site about the American Civil War which includes a video

How Stuff Works: Civil War: Informational sites about the Civil War, many of which include videos

PBS Presents the Civil War: Maps, Biographies, Historical Documents, Photos, and more

Wikipedia: The Civil War: A complete history with links to expand upon important event descriptions



Interesting Facts about Reconstruction During the Civil War

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

Wikipedia: Reconstruction Era of the United States


Interesting Facts about the Civil War

Interesting Facts about the Histoty of the Civil War

*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.

*During the Civil War the Union Army represented the Northern states, and the Confederate Army represented the Southern states.

*More than 400 Confederate generals served during the Civil War. Famous Confederate Army Generals included: Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Braxton Bragg, and James Longstreet.

*More than 550 Union generals served during the Civil War. Famous Union Generals included: Ulysses S. Grant, Phil Sheridan, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Armstrong Custer and George McClellan.

*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

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.


American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!


The History Channel

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.


U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers


Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

Links to Other History Sites that Might also Contain Information about the Civil War

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.

Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

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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