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.
Black Dispatches: Black American Contributions to Military Intelligence During the Civil War
“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
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.
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 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 Women
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.
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.
New Jersey Rosters from the Civil War
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.
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.