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  • Wikipedia: American Civil War
    Overview of the four-year conflict between the Federal government and the breakaway Confederate States of America. Includes sections on the causes of the war, its theaters of battle, leaders and soldiers, and aftermath.
  • Selected Civil War Photographs
    From the Library of Congress. Includes scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects, portraits of Confederate and Union officers and enlisted men.
    Collection of Civil War resources, including official records, battle information, photos, lesson plans, primary sources, military histories, and more historical and contemporary resources related to the American Civil War.
  • Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War
    Contains a wide variety of Civil War information including official records, essays, biographies, regimental losses, and battle descriptions.
    Includes a timeline, state battle maps, alphabetic battle list, and feature articles.
  • Son of The South: The Civil War
    Archive of original Civil War resources. Features photographs, original illustrations, and eyewitness accounts of the defining moments of the American Civil War.
  • American Civil War Research Database
    Offers a fully searchable database of people, places, and events of the United States Civil War.
  • Civil War Photos
    Over 1,000 Civil War images, photographs, and cartes de visites.
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
    Online database containing basic facts about soldiers who served on both sides during the Civil War. From the National Park Service.
  • Civil War at the Smithsonian [pick] [read review]
    Collects, preserves, and remembers the national experience through artifacts.
  • Civil War Archive
    Regimental histories, corps histories, battle summaries, rosters, reports, letters, links, battle flags and diaries.
    Modern photos and history related to the Vicksburg Campaign, Battles of Shiloh, Forts Donelson, and Henry, the war in Louisiana, and more. Also features records and maps.
  • Wig Wags
    Graduate student Rene Tyree provides commentary on military history studies with a focus on the Civil War and 19th Century America.
  • Valley of the Shadow Project
    Looks at the Civil War from the perspective of two communities straddling the Mason Dixon Line: Staunton, Virginia, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Civil War at a Glance, The
    Offers a timeline and color maps of battle campaigns. From the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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  • American Memory: Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society
    Online exhibit of photographs and printed materials as well as drawings and writings from ordinary soldiers on both sides.
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  • PBS: The Civil War
    Companion site for the 1990 PBS documentary created by Ken Burns. Includes information about the American Civil War, the creation of the series, and teaching suggestions.
  • History Place: The U.S. Civil War 1861-1865
    Chronological overview of the American Civil War, including major political events and battles as well as photos, engravings, and other primary sources.

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