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The American Civil War ___Hundreds and hundreds of links to some great websites about the Civil War. You could easily spend a week here following through on them all. - Text only - From Dr. George H. Hoemann -

American Civil War ___You don't want to visit here if you're in a time crunch. The many sections and pages are interesting and informative. From the front page you can take a peek at the contents of each section, which enables you to hone in more directly on the topic which interest you. - Illustrated - From 'Shotgun' -  

American Civil War ___From the menu you can access information in a variety of categories, including battles, events and issues, soldiers, women in the war, military leaders and political figures, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Another time-gobbler website! - Illustrated - From Spartacus Educational -  

The American Civil War - The Struggle to Preserve the Union ___Comprehensive site with information including the causes of the war, North and South leaders, battles and more. - Illustrated - From Tim Harrison & The Snuff Works -  
Battlefield Tragedy, 1862___"The Civil War could literally tear a family apart, pitting brother against brother or father against son as each rallied to the flag of the cause that captured his heart. There is no more dramatic evidence of this than the encounter that took place on the battlefield at Malvern Hill July 1, 1862. Captain D. P. Conyngham was an officer in the Irish Brigade and described the incident shortly after the war." Read it here. - Illustrated - From EyeWitness to History - 

The Civil War ___From the menu to the left of your screen access information about such topics as Civil War music, battles, places and documents. You'll also find a timeline. - Illustrated - From -  



Civil War Clipart Gallery ___Free images of uniforms, weapons, badges, state seals, buttons, and leaders. "To copy these images, (using Netscape or Internet Explorer), place the cursor over the image you want to save. Click on the right mouse button. Select Save Picture As. Select the directory on your hard drive where you want to save the image, and type the filename (*.gif or *.jpg), or use the default file name." - Illustrated -  

The Civil War at a Glance___"... organized yearly through maps and chronologies, shows the course of the war from Fort Sumter in 1861 to Appomattox Court House and beyond in 1865. It is divided according to the two principal theaters in which the major military operations took place: (1) The Eastern Theater, roughly comprising the area east of the Appalachians in the vicinity of the rival capitals of Washington and Richmond, and (2) the Western Theater, primarily between the western slope of the Appalachians and the Mississippi River. Lesser operation that took place along the coasts and inland waterways and the isolated trans-Mississippi area are included in the Western Theater." - Illustrated - From the National Park Service - 


Civil War Buttons ___A few pieces of clipart buttons available free for you to use on Civil War projects, reports and websites. - Illustrated - From James Stump -  

The Civil War for Kids ___Created by kids for kids, with such topics as maps, leaders, graphs, a timeline and much more. - Illustrated - From - Mrs. Huber's class at Pocantico Hills School -  

Civil War Guide ___Learn about the Civil War via this website designed for students, teachers and all other interested in this period of time in the United States' history. Links take you to lesson plans and classroom handouts, essays and bibliographies, among other things. - Text only - From Digital History -



The Civil War Home Page ___"The Civil War Home Page contains thousands of pages of Civil War material including Photos, Images, Battles, Documents, Southern Historical Papers, Troops Furnished, Death Stats, Associations, Letters & Diaries, Census of 1860, Maps, Official Records, Message Board, Dyer's Compendium, Fox's Regimental Losses, Regimental Histories, Genealogy, Biographical Information, Reenacting and Unit Information." - Illustrated - From The Civil War Home Page -  

Civil War Index Page ___Page after page of information about such topics as music, battles, battlefieds, historic sites, maps, prisons, uniforms, and women. - Text only - From Dakota State University - 

Civil War Maps ___"The Civil War Map collection of the Geography and Map Division consists of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war maps which depict troop activities and fortifications during the Civil War. Part of this selection contains maps by Major Jedediah Hotchkiss, a topographical engineer in the Confederate Army. Hotchkiss made detailed battle maps that were used by Generals Lee and Jackson. This selection also includes maps that depict General Sherman's military campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and the Carolinas." - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 

Civil War Maps ___From this page you can access any of the 66 maps which interest you. - Illustrated - From 



Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection - American Civil War ___Good maps, but large in size, easily printed depending on your Internet connection. - Illustrated - From Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library -  

Images of the Civil War ___There are hundreds of images here. Click on the images you see here to view larger versions of the same. - Illustrated - From TreasureNet -  

Lee Surrendered ___Three pages overview the end of the Civil War when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox, Virginia. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -  

Now We Are Engaged in a Great Civil War, 1848-1880___Five lesson plans aimed at high school students, about the Civil War. Topics include the war's background, the war years, emancipation and reconstruction. - Text only - From the Educator's Reference Desk -
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States ___Union and Confederate poetry, plus Civil War music. - Text only - From Poetry and Music of the War Between the States -  

President Lincoln Enters Richmond, 1865___"Upon hearing the news of the fall of the Confederate Capital, President Lincoln accompanied by his son Tad, boarded a boat and sailed to survey the scene himself." Read the eyewitness account by Thomas Thatcher which provides details of this event. There is a printer-friendly version of this article. Illustrated - From Ibis Communications, Inc. - 

Surrender at Appomattox, 1865___This page provides the text of correspondence between Lee and Grant prior to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. - Illustrated - From Ibis Communications, Inc. - 



Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form ___Four brief pages, suitable for younger readers, discuss the affect that Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel might have had on the American population as concerns the start of the Civil War. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress -  

US Civil War 1861-1865___Scroll along this timeline or click on the topics across the top of the page to access information about the progression of the Civil War. - Illustrated - From The History Place -  

The War for State's Rights ___The author of this website is self-admittedly a Confederate sympathizer. Topics include the secession crisis, famous units, spies, raiders, partisans, flags, uniforms and insignia. - Text only - From Kevin Eisert -

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies ___Use the menu to the left of your screen or the topics found in the middle frame to access good information about the American Civil War. - Some illustration - From LLC -  


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