Civil War Related Websites
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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.
This page contains useful information pertaining to the upcoming sesquicentennial commemorations being arranged by the National Parks Service.
Top Civil War National Parks
The Library of Congress provides an ever-growing resource for all to use. Search for "The Civil War" and find photographs, historic documents, movies, or sound recordings of oral histories.
The Library of Congress has one of the best digital collections of Civil War photographs. Use the "Search this Collection" feature to help find pictures of specific people or places.
A quick search on this website will provide many interesting sources from the Civil War, including photos and oral histories.
The National Archives provides a selection of some of the most famous photographs from the Civil War era. They are organized according to topic, and many are very high quality.
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War.
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.
The website of United States Military Academy's Department of History includes maps published in their campaign atlases.
This site offers a wide variety of resources that focus primarily on the life and actions of Abraham Lincoln.
Located in Richmond and Appomattox, Virginia, the Museum explores the War through exhibits and an unparalleled collection of artifacts, providing visitors with an experience they won’t soon forget! You’ll hear fascinating stories of people both on and off the battlefield, from the most pivotal time in our nation’s history.
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.
A library of government and university studies on the development of medical practices during the Civil War.
This site offers a wide-range of information in regards to cavalry battles of the Civil War. It also offers several quotes from cavalry generals from throughout the war.
A well-organized collection personal letters from women who played important roles during the American Civil War, including Rose O'Neal and Sarah E. Thompson.
A website filled with first hand accounts and photos of men and women from the state of Maine, and their accomplishments during the Civil War.
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.
This website is an excellent source of information for those who wish to find how Jewish-American citizens participated in the American Civil War.
This website provides access to thousands of books that have been digitized so that they may be accessed digitally. It is a great resource for those who may not have access to books in print.
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.
Emerald Vacations has a Travel Guide Directory for Military Personnel and Families that lists resources for savings offered by airlines, lodgings and restaurants around the world.