Civil War - Grade 8

Civil War Web Links 

About.com's Civil War Menu     http://americanhistory.about.com/cs/civilwarmenu/
Huge database of categories such as photographs, battles, generals, documents, places.

Abraham Lincoln Online      http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln.html
Lots of information on Abe and his times.  

African American Civil War Memorial     http://www.afroamcivilwar.org/

The American Civil War Homepage      http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/
Timelines, diaries, overviews.  

American Experience-America's Civil War     http://home.ptd.net/~nikki/civilwar.htm
Trivia, links to Union and Confederate generals, muster rolls, pension, military records.

Battle Summaries by Campaign      http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/bycampgn.htm
Select a battle and find out who was in command and an outline of exactly what happened.

Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Military Intelligence During the Civil War
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/dispatches/intro.html
“The true history of this war will show that the loyal army found no friends at the South so faithful, active, and daring in their efforts to sustain the government as the Negroes-.”  (Frederick Douglass).  

Camp Life: Civil War Collection from Gettysburg National Military Park 
http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/gettex/ 
This online exhibit about camp life at Gettysburg
highlights the soldiers' day-to-day existence and how they battled boredom.

Causes of the Civil War      http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/causes.html
Primary source documents, including speeches and editorial commentary from the Civil War period; selected quotes and statistics on slavery.

The Civil War      http://www.ibiscom.com/cwfrm.htm
The surrender at Appomattox, the battles at Antietam and Gettysburg, the death of Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth.  

CIVIL WAR @SMITHSONIAN     http://civilwar.si.edu/
Virtual exhibit produced by the National Portrait Gallery.

Civil War.com     http://www.civilwar.com/
Links, songs, battles, timeline, generals.

Civil War Battlefield Medicine http://www.ehistory.com/uscw/features/medicine/cwsurgeon/index.cfm
Overview, definitions of common Civil War medical terms, Civil War dentistry. Medical information on generations, surgery and surgeons, and primary source documents from medical personnel.  

Civil War Battlefields Visited      http://www.southernartcreations.com/cwbf1.html
Art of each of the major battles of the war.

The Civil War Cookbook: The Tastes of Yesterday
http://www.civilwarinteractive.com/cookbook.htm
Recreate a Civil War meal with this online cookbook.

Civil War Index      http://homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm
A directory of Civil War sites maintained by a professor from Dakota State University.  

Civil War Sketchbook     http://www.gliah.uh.edu/sketchbook.html
The watercolor sketchbook of Private Henry Berckhoff, 8th New York "German Rifles."

Civil War Women
http://auto.search.msn.com/results.asp?cfg=DNSERROR&v=1&FORM=DNSERR&q=scriptoruym%2Elib%2Eduke%2Eedu%2Fwomen%2Fcwdocs%2Ehtml
Women’s lives and experiences during the Civil War; includes full content diary e-texts of Civil War women.

Cotton is King
     http://www.hti.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;idno=ABT9431
Online text of a book by David Christy, published in 1855, explaining cotton growing’s relationship to agriculture, commerce, and slavery.  

Gettysburg National Military Park Civil War Page for Kids      http://www.nps.gov/gett/gettkidz/kidzindex.htm
Fun site with food, medicine, letters, slang, music, leaders, flags, and more.

Hero Timeline/Lincoln     http://www.imahero.com/timelines/abe_timeline.htm
Summaries of the events leading up to war and summaries of the major battles.

Historical New York Times Project     http://www.nyt.ulib.org/
Actual issues of the New York Times during the Civil War Years 1860-1866.

Home of the American Civil War     http://www.civilwarhome.com/ 
Official records of war, battles, medicine, biographies, letters, use of hot air balloons, causes, Lincoln, border states, spying, strategy, women, etc.

"My Precious Loulie...": Love letters of the Civil War    http://spec.lib.vt.edu/cwlove/ 
Civil War love letters from soldiers.

A Nation Divided      http://www.historyplace.com/civilwar/index.html
View the timeline of Civil War events or click on specific battle and event links.  

The National Civil War Association     http://ncwa.org/
Learn about the Union and Confederate forces; includes short movie.

New Jersey Rosters from the Civil War
          http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw-nj.html
          http://www.civilwararchive.com/unionnj.htm
          http://www.njstatelib.org/cyberdesk/DIGIDOX/Digidox20.htm

Poetry and Music of the War Between the States      http://users.erols.com/kfraser/
Read Confederate and Union poetry; learn about music of the Civil War.  

Rare Map Collection:  The American Civil War     http://scarlett.libs.uga.edu/darchive/hargrett/maps/civil.html
Maps of battlefields.

Selected Civil War Photographs      http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html
This site from the Library of Congress allows you to search or browse through pictures of the Civil W ar.

Strike the Tent    http://www.strikethetent.com/
Information and online play about Grant and Lee.

Thinkquest: American Civil War     http://library.thinkquest.org/3055/netscape/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1027
The Civil War experience from causes to the end of the war.

This Day in Civil War History      http://www.historychannel.com/tdih/civilwar.html
Historic events and facts for today’s date in history.

The Valley of the Shadow      http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow2/
Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Augusta County, Virginia, were two communities separated by the Mason-Dixon Line. Read their letters, diaries and records, and learn about the people. Includes information on how each community viewed slavery, economics and the Civil War.