: American Civil War Resources
The American Civil
This is a very eye-catching Civil War site. It features biographies
of Civil War leaders, both north and south. In addition, there is
information on the nature of battle, suggested reading materials,
and a battlefield parks section. On the graphics side, you'll find
pictures of many of the more famous generals along with some nice
This site is located in the Special Collections Department of the
University Libraries at Virginia Tech. There is a lot of information
here, along with some images.
American Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg
Read about this three day battle which resulted in 51,000 casualties
making Gettysburg the bloodiest battle of American history. This
site contains several well written articles, eye witness accounts,
maps, links, and reenactment information.
Read about this pivotal battle which, although was a Union victory,
saw a tremendous amount of criticism against Grant. In rebuttle,
Lincoln said, "I can't spare this man. He fights."
Causes of the
This site covers a wide variety of topics concerning the Civil War
including information on the 78th PA, Battle of Stones River, weaponry,
and Pickett's Mill. The site has numerous images spread throughout
and is an excellent resource.
Selected photographs of the Civil War from the Library of Congress.
Includes a time-line of the War
the Civil War
Browse a huge gallery of Civil War images organized by subject and
General William T. Sherman
Read of General Sherman's account of the Battle of Shiloh.
of Ulysses S. Grant
Read the opinions of one of the Civil War's least understood generals.
letters of Abraham Lincoln
of Shot and Shell: Weapons of the Civil War.
From the Chicago Public Library, an excellent introduction article
on the effectiveness of Civil War weaponry. With an exhibition of