Civil War (American)
Lincoln Educational Links
Provides links to biographical information, writings about Lincoln,
his quotes, and other resources for teachers and students. From Abraham
Lincoln Online, a nonprofit web site produced by volunteers.
Civil War Homepage
Scroll down to find links to pictures, music, essays, articles,
maps, and information on the causes, battles, secession crisis, and
important people of the civil war. Begun as a class project by the School
of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee and now maintained
by college instructor Dr. George H. Hoemann.
American Civil War
A 3-4 page article that gives an overview of the war with links
within the text to related articles. From Britannica.com.
This site, from the Smithsonian, provides access to artifacts and national
treasures that the museum has been collecting since the time of the
Civil War. Select Collections to view weapons, a bill of sale for a
slave, a photo of a cotton gin, portraits of key players in the war
and much more. A lengthy timeline is also provided.
War for Kids
Provides a timeline, activities, biographies and images of leaders,
as well as information on the North and the South, the Emancipation
Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address, and some key battles. An award-winning
site created by elementary school students at Pocantico Hills School
in New York.
Civil War Map Exhibits,
Timeline, State Battle Maps
Includes a timeline, state battle maps, battle statistics, a
picture album, documents, biographies, and general information on battles,
colored troops, and women in the war. From AmericanCivilWar.com, whose
“mission is to provide a very comprehensive source of Civil War related
information, which can be utilized as research source material.”
Story of the Battle of Gettysburg
Move from page to page to learn about the events before, during,
and after the Battle of Gettysburg. Includes some pictures. From the
official site of the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Place – U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
A timeline of the war that includes quotes by the major participants
and links to photos. From the award-winning The History Place.com, a
“private, independent, Internet-only publication based in the Boston
Modern History Sourcebook: U.S. Civil War
Scroll down for information on slavery and slave narratives,
links to Civil War resources as well as famous documents like the Gettysburg
Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and more. Maintained by instructor
Paul Halsall of Fordham University, the Sourcebook is a collection of
public domain and copy-permitted texts for introductory level classes.
Civil War Photographs Home Page
Search by keyword or subject to view photographs (many taken
by Mathew Brady) covering different aspects of the Civil War. Scroll
down to find a timeline with links to related photos. Part of the American
Memory Project of the Library of Congress.
The Time of
This site, from PBS, is about the Civil War period and includes articles
about women, medical care, foot soldiers, photography, African American
soldiers, technological improvement, abolitionists, underground railroad,
newspaper opinions, shifting politics, a tour of a slave cabin and more.
US Civil War Information
Explore all aspects of the US Civil War fought from 1861-1865 with these well documented sources.
An interactive site about the Underground Railroad from National
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