The Civil War
A Seventh Grade Research Project

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Civil War:
Major Battles | People and Relationships | Abraham Lincoln | Advances and Technology

Civil War Major Battles

First Bull Run (Manassas, VA)

Infoplease: Bull Run

Battle of Bull Run

Manassas (Bull Run): The National Park guide

First Bull Run, First Manassas

First Battle of Bull Run July 1861

Stonewall Jackson at the Battle of Bull Run (Gods and Generals Movie)

(P) Images of Bull Run

(P) Mrs. Henry's House at Bull Run

(P) The Last Letter of Major Sullivan Ballou (Union Soldier)

(P) The Letters of J.W. Reid (Confederate Soldier)

Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD)

Washington Post: "And the Slain Lay in Rows"

The "Bloodiest Day in American History'


Carnage At Antietam, 1862

(P) Battle of Antietam

(P) Eyewitness to Battle

(P) Battle Report of Captain John A. Tomkins (Union Soldier)

(P) Henry Kyd Douglas (Captured Confederate Soldier's Artifiacts)

(P) The Battle of Antietam September 15-17th 1862 (Numerous Primary Sources)

The Battle of Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA)

Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg (Slideshow)

Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Battle Summary: Gettysburg, PA

The Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Gettysburg - Day 1

Battle of Gettysburg - Day 2

Battle of Gettysburg - Day 3 ("I Will Strike Him There")

Chamberlain's Troops Hold Little Round Top (Gettysburg Movie)

Description of Chamberlain's Troops Holding Little Round Top (From Killer Angels Book)

General Longstreet Lays out the Plan for Picket's Charge (Gettysburg Movie)

(P) “A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July 1863.” (Photos)

(P) Photgraphs from Gettysburg

(P) The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

(P) Escape to A Safe House and First Encounter With The Tradgedy of War (Civilian's Story of War)

(P) Primary Resources and visual map from the Battle of Gettysburg - Day 2,-77.239809&spn=0.015828,0.027466

    Gettsyburg Maps

        (Day 1)

        (Day 2)

        (Day 3)



Siege of Petersburg (Petersburg, VA)

Trench warfare at Petersburg

Siege of Petersburg

Siege at Petersburg

Actions during the Seige

The Seige at Petersburg

Important People: Petersburg Siege

The Seige of Petersburg: The City and Citizens were Impacted

(P) Photos from the Seige of Petersburg

(P) Letters From John Nathaniel Peed (Confederate Soldier)

(P) Letters from John M. Jackson (Union Soldier)

(P) Recollections of General Lee (Impact of Losing Petersburg and the Aftermath)


Sherman's March to the Sea (Throughout the South)

William Tecumsah Sherman

War Approaches the Heart of South Carolina

Sherman's March to the Sea

Sherman's March

Sherman's March on Atlanta (Map)

(P) Sherman's March to the Sea

(P) Letter from Sherman to General Grant

(P) The lyrics to "Marching Through Georgia"
(Note: the lyrics are printed as they originally were written and sung by Union Soldiers, and contain one racial epithet that may be considered objectionable by today’s standards.)


Civil War People and Relationship

54th Massachusetts Regiment

Glory and the 54th Masschusetts Regiment

The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry

54th Massachusetts Regiment

Glory - Part 1 (54th Regiment Charges Ft. Wagner)

Glory - Part 2 (54th Regiment Charges Ft. Wagner)

(P) Letter from Jacob Christ to is Sister (Union Soldier)

(P) African-American Soldiers

(P) Attack on Fort Wagner (Painting)

(P) The Attack on Fort Wagner (Report from Harper's Weekly)

(P) The Attack on Ft. Wagner (Report from the Tribune)

General Robert E. Lee (Confederate General)

Robert Edward Lee

Robert E. Lee: Beloved General of the South

Why Was Lee A Great General?

(P) General Lee Photographs

(P) Robert E. Lee's Letters

(P) Robert E. Lee's Letter to Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

(P) Robert E. Lee's Letter to James Longstreet

Confederate Commanders


Ulysses S. Grant (Union General)

Ulysses S. Grant: Union Civil War General

Ulysses S. Grant

Grant's Greatest Battles

Grant's Genius

Photos of General Grant

(P) Letter from Grant

(P) Ulysses Grant Letter to Henry Halleck (February 12, 1864)

(P) Ulysses Grant Letter to Robert E. Lee (April 7, 1865)

(P) Poltical Cartoons of Grant

Other Union Generals


Women in the Civil War


Women and the American Civil War

Clara Barton (Civil War Field Nurse)

Rose O'Neil Greenhow
(Confederate Spy)

Civil War Women

Civil War Women

Clara Barton, 1821-1912: Civil War Nurse and Founder American Red Cross

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Belle Boyd, Cleopatra of the South (Confederate Spy)

(P) Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet

(P) Rachel Cormany Diary (Great Description of townlife leading up to the Battle at Gettysburg (July 1 - 4)

(P) Carrie Berry Diary (Daily life for women during the Civil War (August 1, 1864 - January 1, 1865))

(P) Clara Barton War Letter (Segment)


Daily Life of a Civil War Soldier

What was life as a soldier like in 1863?

(P) The Union Soldier, His Life and Times

(P) Food in the Civil War

(P) How the Civil War Soldiers Lived

(P) Hardtack and Coffee

(P) Daily Life at Camp Millington (A Union Soldier's Description of Camp Life)

(P) Getting a Haircut in a Civil War Army (A Confederate Soldier's Description of Camp Life)

(P) Inventions and Gadgets used By Civil War Soldiers (A Union Soldier's Description of Camp Life)

(P) Over 1,000 Civil War Images, Photographs and Cartes de Visites

Prisoners of War at Andersonville

Andersonville Civil War Prison: Historical Background

Andersonville Prison


(P) Bernard Knight (A Unin Soldier at Andersonville Prison)

(P) Drawing of Andersonville Prison

(P) Photos of Andersonville Prison


1863 NYC Draft Riots

New York City Draft Riots

NY City and the Civil War Draft Riots

The New York City Draft Riots of 1863

Riots and Civil Unrest

The 1863 Draft Riots

Conscription (Military Draft) In The Civil War

(P) Photos of the Riots (A Slide Show)

(P) Riots in NYC (Harper's Weekly News Article)

(P) New York City Draft Riots Drawing (Harper's Weekly News Article)


Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War


Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation; January 1, 1863

The Civil War and emancipation

Freedom at Antietam

(P) Lincoln's Drafts of the Emancipation Proclimation

(P) The Emancipation Proclamation (The Words of Abraham Lincoln's Speech)

(P) Lincoln Writing the Emancipation Proclimation (Drawing)


Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

Gettysburg Address (Lincoln Speech and Painting of Lincoln Giving the Speech)

Gettysburg Address (1863)

Lincoln at Gettysburg

Gettysburg Address

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

(P) Lincoln's Address (Photo)

(P) Gettysburg Address (Document)

(P) Gettysburg Address (Drawing)

1864 Presidential Election

1864 - Lincoln Vs. McClellan

Lincoln on the 1864 Presidential Election

The Election of 1864

Voting in the Field in a Civil War Army

Election of 1864

(P) A Negotiateted Peace With the Confederacy Is Possible (Illinois State Register Editorial)

(P) The Momentus Day (New York Times Reports)


(P) Lincoln's Second Inagural Adress (Photo)

Lincoln’s Assassination

Lincoln Assassination

Abraham Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies

The Death of President Lincoln, 1865

The Assasination of President Lincoln

(P) Ford's Theatre: A Virtual Tour

(P) The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

(P) Images of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

(P) Eyewitness Account of Lincoln's Assassination

(P) Mary Henry's Eyewitness Account


Civil War Advances and Technology


Weapons of the Civil war

Civil War Weapons

The Civil War Artillery Page

Weapons of the Civil War

Gatling Gun

Handguns and Swords

Basic Facts Concerning Artillery

(P) Incredible Shots (Soldies Speak of Their Weapons)

(P) Reinactors Fire Cannon (Union Artillery)

(P) Reinactors Fire Muskets (Union Infantry)


Medicine in the Civil War

Civil War Medicine

Medicine in the Civil War

Medical Care, Battle Wounds, and Disease

Civil War Ambulance Wagons

Civil War Nurses "The Angels of the Battlefield"

(P) In Their Words...

(P) An Opinion of a Civil War Surgeon

(P) Clara Barton War Letter (Segment)

(P) Civil War Hospital (Photos)

(P) Civil War Amputation (Photo)


Civil War:
Major Battles | People and Relationships | Abraham Lincoln | Advances and Technology