- Causes Web Site
"The American Civil War is one of the most momentous and controversial periods in American history. This site was founded with the intent of collecting copies of or links to as many primary documents from the period of the secession crisis as is reasonably possible, with the goal of shedding light on the causes of secession, hence of the war. There is one document from outside this time frame (Lincoln's Second Inaugural) and while I will consider others, I want to focus the site on primary documents from the time of the secession crisis."
Causes of the Civil War - A North Georgia Perspective
Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858
Massachusetts Abolitionist Silas Soule
Southampton Slave Revolt
USA: Confessions of Nat Turner
Tribute To Nat Turner
Slavery Bibliography, Part I
Slavery Bibliography, Part II
The History of the Missouri Compromise
African Colonization Society
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Liberia
Black Codes of Ohio, 1804
The Dred Scott Case
African American Exhibits at the Library of Congress
Conflict of Abolition and Slavery
Canadian Series Of North American Negro
"information concerning Black World history, with a focus on Black Canadian history and perspectives."
The Gilder Lehrmann Collection
Documents, Narratives, and a Syllabus for a Seminar on New World Slavery
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (WV, MD, & VA)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Gerrit Smith Virtual Museum
On Borrowed Ground
Free African-American life in Charleston, South Carolina 1810-61
History and Geography of the Underground Railroad
"information on the organization and operations of the Underground Railroad."
A Fugitive Slave in New Hampshire
A file shows that a fugitive slave stayed the night of June 1, 1862 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
North Carolina Discoveries: The Underground Railroad
"about this states role in the escape route for slaves."
The Walk to Canada: Tracing the Underground Railroad
"Tony's Weekly Reports, Map and Itinerary ( Route from Sandy Spring to Canada), Frequently Asked Questions and Explore other Underground Railroad Sites."
Rock Creek Park, Washington D.C.
The park contains several sites that were used in the movement of African-Americans along the Underground Railroad from slavery to freedom.
Studying the Underground Railroad With Celia and Eleni
On An Underground Railroad
"lyrics and music by Kinny Landrum. Stories from American history on music video, in Real Player and Real Audio format."
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad for Children
"written by second graders and their teachers, with a timeline, quiz and crossword puzzles."
Note on the Atlantic Slave Trade Database Project
Slave Voices from the Duke University Special Collections
Excerpts from Slave Narratives
Third Person, First Person
Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives
Testimony of the Canadian Fugitives
Sojourner Truth Memorial Statue Committee
to honor the former slave, abolitionist and women's rights spokesperson
Sojourner Truth, The Libyan Sibyl
by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Excerpt from: Proceedings of Constitution Convention of South Carolina (1868)
Civil War and Reconstruction
Black Codes of Mississippi 1865
African Americans in the Civil War
- African American Heroes In The Civil War
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
If the direct URL does not work, go to the NPS ParkNet Home. "The National Park Service is developing a Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) of over 5.5 million records for use in civil war parks. At present there are 235,000 searchable records for soldiers serving the United States Colored Troops." Look under Civil War Soldiers and Sailors, thence to US Colored Troops. Look also for the History of African Americans in the Civil War.
Frederick Douglass NHS
Also consult the appropriate sections of the Background Page.
Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center
"The Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center is pleased to present these historic photographs, chronicling the life of Frederick Douglass and the Rochester of his time. "
Frederick Douglass writes about Confederate Monuments
Persistence of the Spirit
An interpretive study of the people and events that contributed to the black experience in Arkansas, encompassing the Civil War and its aftermath.
Click the last two bulleted items on this page for information on the two Black Troops sites that fought at Blakeley. "We had the 3rd largest contingent of black troops to fight in the Civil War here at Fort Blakely (Blakeley, also)..."
Data on Colored Troops in the Civil War
U.S. Colored Troops
Links to Black Soldiers
54th Massachusetts Infantry
54th Massachusetts, Photo of Reenactors
Boston African-American National Historic Site, Massachusetts: Shaw
This park includes the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial monument honoring the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the most famous African-American unit of the Civil War, and the subject of the movie Glory. The memorial was designed by Augustus Saint Gaudens, sponsored by the family of Robert Gould Shaw. It was dedicated in 1897 and is recognized as one of the finest works of American sculpture.
Fort Scott NHS, Kansas
The First Kansas Colored, the first black regiment to see combat in the Civil War, and the Second Kansas Colored, were mustered here.
Louisiana Native Guards
55th U.S. Colored Troops
(1st Regiment Alabama Volunteers, a.d. [African Descent])
1st North Carolina Colored Volunteer Infantry
(35th U.S. Colored Infantry)
1st South Carolina Colored Volunteer Infantry, USA
African-Americans in the Civil War
General Information -- Guides
- Causes Web Page
Chronologies Web Page
ZD Internet Life: Civil War
Provides reviews of, and links to, most major sites
The Civil War, 1861-1865, A Brief History
Course description and links
American Civil War, 1861-1865
"with an emphasis on the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia."
A Year of Glory - June 1862 - June 1863
"story of the first twelve months of the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee."
Civil War Webpage for Kids
Time Line Photos- The Civil War, 1861-1865
Selected Civil War Photography
Civil War Timeline
Civil War Net
A promising, rapidly growing guide to all aspects of the Civil War
The History Net's Civil War
The History Channel
Uses RealAudio sound - you should get the free Realplayer 5.
The Confederate Society of America
Its bias is obvious.
PBS documentary on the Civil War.
Blue & Gray Magazine
"Contains excerpts from the current issue, available back issues, and The General's Books, were you can order a free catalog, or browse the ever growing selection of books that are offered for sale."
Civil War Era Newspapers
The Civil War Virtual Archives Webring
a Webring site
Civil War Circuit
a Webring site.
Civil War On Line
Well organized and comprehensive.
Civil War Sites
Civil War Enthusiast
"New CW site for little published documents, museum listings and guide services..."
Civil War History Links Page
Engler's Civil War Site
Civil War Resource Page: Confederate Cipher Wheel
Links to the Past
The U.S. Civil War Center
It's area of interest includes all aspects of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Anyone with an interest in the Civil War is welcome."
Index of Civil War Information on the Internet
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Hispanics in the Civil War
Jefferson Village Civil War site
Guide to Historic Virginia
NPS Park List
Civil War Series
Ultimate American Civil War Reference Manual
"With over 15,000 military and non-military events. Viewers can also download ... detailed information on the War fought in the Commonwealth of Virginia 1861-1865.
Carroll College Institute for Civil War Studies
English at the Air Force Acadmey: Civil War Resources
Institute For Civil War Research
"provides detailed histories on every unit and naval vessel that fought in the American Civil War."
Deaths of Union Forces, by State
The North/South Alliance
An association of "heartland" buffs
Civil War Classifieds
War For Southern Independence
Crisis at Fort Sumter
North and South Magazine
"artwork, maps and order of battle diagrams, and authoritative articles based on ongoing research and new material from top Civil War authors and historians."
U.S. Civil War Discussion Port
message board for discussing the American Civil War
Civil War Heritage Ring
The Civil War Round Table of Greater Boston Website
General Information -- Archives
- Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report
"The CWSAC sunset in 1993"
The Marshall Archives Mirror
An ftp site for the Byrd Archival Collection at Marshall University
An ftp site for the Civil War document of the Byrd Archival Collection at Marshall University
The Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Schoff Civil War Collections
The Clements Library of the University of Michigan includes approximately three hundred manuscript collections of Civil War soldiers and other figures. This site provides a brief description and a subject index of each collection.
Civil War Women
On-line Archives Collections at Duke University Library
Civil War Women: Primary Resources on the Internet
An internet bibliography hosted by Duke University Library
Duke University Special Collections http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/specoll/collections.html
There are extensive collections of Confederate imprints, Civil War regimental histories, etc.
National Archives and Records Administration Web Site
American Civil War Naval Records -WTJ
Berrylink Military Records at the U.S. National Archives
Library of Congress Civil War Site
Civil War Resources
US Army Military History Institute
Excellent Civil War Archives and Bibliographies!
US Army Military Institute - Historical Photographs
Pre Civil War Web Resources/War of 1812 (Archives of Ontario)
General Information -- Graphics
Site has over 2000+ civil war pictures.
Civil War Images
Selected Civil War Photographs Home Page
The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division provides a searchable database of civil war photos.
has a large Civil War image collection
Civil War @ Smithsonian
Civil Warr Art
Stamps: Civil War
Books, Video, and post cards for sale
Kirchner's Map of the Confederacy
Old Glory Gallery
located in Ft Worth, Tx, and specializing in both limited and open edition Civil War Prints
Bibliographies, Booksellers, and Online Magazines
- American Civil War Research Database
by Historical Data Systems "The database is the largest, fully searchable database of Civil War soldiers, regimental rosters and histories, and comparative statistics. Using the military records of individual soldiers as the building block, the database provides the educator, researcher, and historian with a first-of-its-kind resource for the study and teaching of the Civil War. Complimentary access is available to educators wishing to use the Database as a teaching resource."
America's Civil War (Magazine)
Blue and Grey (Magazine)
Civil War Times (Magazine)
The Civil War CD-ROM
The Army Official Records of the Civil War, is available from Guild Press of Indiana. The CD-Rom "combines high quality text with the ability to search all of the records in one unified query, rather than treating the material on a book by book basis. It also contains the full searchable text of Dyer's Compendium, Fox's Regimental Losses, the National Archives' Guide Index to the Official Records, and the User's Guide to the Official Records. It operates on both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 computers, and on Macintosh computers running the Softwindows emulator program."
1,000 Distant Drums
an online Civil War novel
McGowan Book Company
Civil War books, autographs, photographs
Books on the Civil War and Iowa
"publishes civil war books based on original diaries and letters and deals in used and antiquarian civil war books."
Their web site lists a large number of ACW books in stock.
Shamrock Hill Books
"we also carry the Guild Press ORs on CD-ROM as well as a great many Civil War books." - Ed O'Dwyer
C. Clayton Thompson-Bookseller
"I specialize in First Editions and sell new and used titles in addition to new Civil War paperbacks... I also have a number of educational resources on my page.
- Abraham Lincoln and Family
The Lincoln Library
"The Illinois State Library has generously provided support for the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project and Lincoln/Net."
Abraham Lincoln Papers
"The complete Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress consists of approximately 20,000 documents. The collection is organized into three "General Correspondence" series which include incoming and outgoing correspondence and enclosures, drafts of speeches, and notes and printed material."
News Reports of The 1865 Conspiracy
"relating to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln."
The Lincoln Museum of Fort Wayne, Indiana
"Today, The Lincoln Museum is the world’s largest museum dedicated to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Its mission is to interpret and preserve the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through research, preservation, exhibitry, and education. Tens of thousands of visitors of all ages from throughout the United States and many other countries visit The Lincoln Museum each year."
Top Seven Lincoln Books
"reading course of study in the life and times of Abraham Lincoln."
Transcription of Douglas Freeman's biography, R. E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln Online
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Abraham Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City, Indiana
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
In Search of the Real Abe Lincoln
"Conducts research in response to e-mail questions concerning President Abraham Lincoln's life and accomplishments."
Abraham Lincoln Research Site
This site will conduct research in response to e-mail questions concerning President Abraham Lincoln's life and accomplishments.
Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
The House Where Lincoln Died/ Petersen's Boarding House
Genealogical Information for Abraham Lincoln
History Place - Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln [whitehouse.gov]
Lincoln Attacks Slavery
The Lincoln Group
"non-profit, tax-exempt historical society devoted to the study of Abraham Lincoln. Programs are held monthly in Washington, D. C., featuring nationally and locally recognized Lincoln scholars and specialists."
Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library
an American Memory project from the Library of Congress
The Gettysburg Address
For the student in search of some depth on the document. Drafts of the Address are available with information on preservation techniques.
Lincoln: Speeches - Photos - Letters of the 16th U.S. President
LinkOn Lincoln Museum
information on Lincoln's life as a lawyer, daily life, trial cases, and anecdotes.
Mary Todd Lincoln
Assassination of Lincoln
"history of the great conspiracy, and the trial of the conspirators. Written by T.M. Harris in 1890."
Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library: The Assassination
"brief description of the events on the night of Arpil 14, 1865."
Abraham Lincoln: an Educational Site
"information about Lincoln's assassination, family, real Civil War pictures, and other Lincoln influences and educational links and fun facts for students."
Chicago Historical Society Northwestern University Wet With Blood On
the Lincoln Assassination Plot
Surratt House Museum
"country home of Mary Surratt, first woman to be executed by the United States government after being found guilty of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln."
The Bullet that Killed Lincoln
and the effort to clear Booth
Civil War Generals
A collection of photographs of 950 generals in the American Civil War by "a Civil War enthusiastic from Bilbao (the Spanish Basque-country)... I have built a web page with more than 950 General officers of the Civil War. When I began to study the CW, 5 or 6 years ago, it was my obsession to put faces to all the names (politicians, civilians, militaries) concern[ed] with the war, because there were too many names and [they] were difficult to remember without a picture."
Hoemann's Civil War pages
has links to many leaders
CSAnet: Great Men
Joshua Chamberlain's Biography
Joshua L. Chamberlain
Chamberlain Freedom Park
Adjutant-General Samuel Cooper, CSA
Beauvoir, Home of Jefferson Davis
retirement home of the only confederate president
Jefferson Davis Memorial Home Page
Nathan Bedford Forrest(1821-1877)
Confederate Cavalry General
General Grant National Memorial (NY)
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (MO)
Ulysses S. Grant Hompage
from Candace Scott
The Ulysses S. Grant Association
"Links to The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant and Grant's Military Service and Death of General Grant and a poem by Walt Whitman."
Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers at Duke
Story of "...a leader in Washington society, a passionate secessionist, and one of the most renowned spies in the Civil War.
Major General Daniel Harvey Hill, CSA
Hood, James Bell (1831-1879)
Impeach Andrew Johnson!
From Harper's which has put together a historical website on "the impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868, using their vast archive of political articles from their magazine. It's a great resource for learning about the media debate over impeachment 130 years ago..."
Major General Edward Johnson
Research and study of a Confederate Major General
The Robert E. Lee Historical Preservation Site
Extensive research materials, essential writings, letters, paintings, photo album, and discussion board.
Apotheosis of Robert E. Lee
"hypertext project discussing Lee's place as an icon of American history."
"The Spring 1998 Web version of Endeavors magazine, UNC-Chapel Hill's research magazine, includes an article about [Thomas] Buell's view of the civil war and an online forum, talk.point, where you can respond to Buell's views."
Robert E. Lee - Beloved General of the South
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (VA)
Stratford Hall Plantation
"historical Colonial house setting on a high bluff above the Potomac River. It was the birthplace of Robert E. Lee."
Robert E. Lee
"includes a biography and the text of his farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia."
Confederate Major General William Wing Loring
The Meade Archive - Civil War
"The Meade Archive is dedicated to the life of Major General George Gordon Meade, the longest-serving commander of the Army of the Potomac and victor of the Battle of Gettysburg. Despite his prominent role in the American Civil War, Meade is one of the most overlooked military leaders of that tragic era. The archive itself is a compilation of writings, speeches, and essays -- many of them eyewitness accounts by Meade's contemporaries -- that are not readily available to most students and Civil War enthusiasts."
Gen. John Hunt Morgan
Isaac Spears Sanderlin
William Tecumseh Sherman, 1820-91
William T. Sherman
biography and a reader's poll
The home of the Confederate General and Spanish-American War U.S. General, Joseph Wheeler.