Recommended Web Sites for Studying the Civil War


The United States Civil War Center: Louisiana State University Library. "We are trying to compile ALL Civil War related links that can be found on the Web." A huge list, divided into five categories: 1)General Information, 2)Miscellaneous, 3)Facts about different States in the War, 4)Battles, 5)Flags of the Civil War.
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/cwc/links/cwinfo.htm

The Valley of the Shadow: Living the Civil War in Pennsylvania and Virginia

An excellent collection of primary materials--newspaper accounts, journal and diary entries, etc.--chronicaling the effect of the war on a group of communities in a single valley straddling both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/vshadow/vshadow.html

American Memory: A Collection of Materials from the Library of Congress

A very large collection of photographs, manuscripts, early print material, recordings, and motion pictures covering many facets of American life over the course of our history. An excellent resource for any American Studies project, including the Civil War.
http://rs6.loc.gov/

Among specific collections at the Library of Congress site are the following:

Selected Civil War Photographs http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphome.html

Civil War Maps http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/cwmhtml/cwmhome.html

Mr. Lincoln's Virtual Library http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html

Abraham Lincoln Papers http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html

Sheet Music about Lincoln, Emancipation and the Civil War http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/scsmhtml/scsmhome.html

From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aapchtml/aapchome.html

Stephen Crane Resources (Maintained by the English Department of the Air Force Academy)

http://www.usafa.af.mil/dfeng/index.htm#craneres.htm

Civil War Resources (Maintained by the English Department of the Air Force Academy)

http://www.usafa.af.mil/dfeng/index.htm#cwarres.htm