The American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service offers battle summaries and information on The Civil War Site Advisory Commission. Concise information on the most significant battles of the war.
Forty-two of America's National Parks were touched by the Civil War. The park websites vary in complexity but almost all include photographs and a brief text of the history of the site. Many include expanded web pages with more interesting items like maps to read and download, weather reports and primary source documents.
The Official Records of the Civil War (OR) were compiled after the war and contains thousands of original letters, orders, and accounts from every battle of the war. This link leads to a digital collection of the Official Records provided by Ohio State University.
View a list of the Ten Costliest Battles of the Civil War, based on total casualties (killed, wounded, missing, and captured). Contains links to more articles about the battles. Lists location, commanders, number of forces engaged, winner, casualties, and links from the Official Records.
A Civil War Center run by Virginia Tech that can help provide the up to the minute news from throughout the Civil War community. Check out the "Useful Links" page for even more websites packed with useful information.
Sponsored by the Missouri Division of Tourism, this website contains a lot of information on everything related to Missouri's impact in the civil war, as well as unique features like Flash-animated Battles.
This is a site that contains transcripts of actual letters from Newton Robert Scott of the 36th Iowa Infantry volunteers. It provides an excellent source of primary documents as well as a great first hand account of the war itself.
An excellent source of primary documents that provide numerous records from Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania that span from before until well after the Civil War. This website allows the viewer to see how the people were affected in both the North and the South by the Civil War.
Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. It contains thousands of resources from the time period that are digitally accessible.
Congress established the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission in 1991 to identify the most significant lands associated with the Civil War and to evaluate their condition and any threats to their preservation. This report, published in 1993, forms the basis of The Civil War Trust's battlefield preservation efforts.
The American Battlefield Protection Program recently issued this review of the status of the 384 Civil War battlefields the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission identified in 1993 as threatened by development.