The Civil War
A Seventh Grade Research Project

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Civil War Major Battles


First Bull Run (Manassas, VA)

Infoplease: Bull Run
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/history/A0857065.html

Battle of Bull Run

http://library.thinkquest.org/3055/netscape/battles/bullrun.html?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0115

Manassas (Bull Run): The National Park guide
http://www.nps.gov/mana/historyculture/first-manassas.htm

First Bull Run, First Manassas

http://www.rugreview.com/cw/cwbr.htm

First Battle of Bull Run July 1861
http://americancivilwar.com/bullrun.html

Stonewall Jackson at the Battle of Bull Run (Gods and Generals Movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7IPsSddPgQ

(P) Images of Bull Run
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?cwar:0:./temp/~ammem_p5sK:

(P) Mrs. Henry's House at Bull Run
http://www.photographymuseum.com/henrylg.html

(P) The Last Letter of Major Sullivan Ballou (Union Soldier)
http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/12manassas/12facts1.htm

(P) The Letters of J.W. Reid (Confederate Soldier)
http://www.nps.gov/history/NR/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/12manassas/12facts2.htm



Antietam (Sharpsburg, MD)

Washington Post: "And the Slain Lay in Rows"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/civilwar/antietam.htm

The "Bloodiest Day in American History'
http://www.historyanimated.com/AntietamAnimation.html

Antietam
http://www2.cr.nps.gov/abpp/battles/md003.htm

Carnage At Antietam, 1862
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/antiet.htm

(P) Battle of Antietam
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?cwar:0:./temp/~ammem_dhey:

(P) Eyewitness to Battle
http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/eyewitness-to-battle.htm

(P) Battle Report of Captain John A. Tomkins (Union Soldier)
http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/tompkins-rpt.htm

(P) Henry Kyd Douglas (Captured Confederate Soldier's Artifiacts)
http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/douglas.htm?eid=106543&root_aId=55#e_106543

(P) The Battle of Antietam September 15-17th 1862 (Numerous Primary Sources)
http://www.historycentral.com/CivilWar/antietam.html



The Battle of Gettysburg (Gettysburg, PA)

Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg (Slideshow)
http://www.gettysburg.com/bog/bogstory/story1.htm

Gettysburg Pennsylvania
http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/pa/pa002.html

Battle Summary: Gettysburg, PA
http://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/pa002.htm

The Battle of Gettysburg
http://www.brotherswar.com/

Battle of Gettysburg - Day 1
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/civilwarbattles/a/gettysburg_one.htm

Battle of Gettysburg - Day 2
http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/k/a/kab4/WebPro_Projects/ist6773/day2.htm

Battle of Gettysburg - Day 3 ("I Will Strike Him There")
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/getttour/day3.htm

Chamberlain's Troops Hold Little Round Top (Gettysburg Movie)
http://technorati.com/videos/youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DwYDhAmjmxYk

Description of Chamberlain's Troops Holding Little Round Top (From Killer Angels Book)
http://books.google.com/books?id=MDjsZCMybiMC&lpg=PP1&dq=killer%20angels&pg=PA240#v=onepage&q&f=false

General Longstreet Lays out the Plan for Picket's Charge (Gettysburg Movie)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRZj48Ys25U&feature=related

(P) “A harvest of death, Gettysburg, July 1863.” (Photos)
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6744/

(P) Photgraphs from Gettysburg
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/v?ammem/cwar:0185-0209:T11

(P) The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gtburg.htm

(P) Escape to A Safe House and First Encounter With The Tradgedy of War (Civilian's Story of War)
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/gtburgcont.htm

(P) Primary Resources and visual map from the Battle of Gettysburg - Day 2
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?t=k&hl=en&ie=UTF8&source=embed&msa=0&msid=113012577702866944135.0004830a4019e366379e6&ll=39.792479,-77.239809&spn=0.015828,0.027466

    Gettsyburg Maps

        (Day 1)
        http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map12.html

        (Day 2)
        http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map13.html

        (Day 3)
        http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map14.html

 

 

Siege of Petersburg (Petersburg, VA)

Trench warfare at Petersburg
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map19.html

Siege of Petersburg
http://www.historycentral.com/CivilWar/Petersburg.html

Siege at Petersburg
http://www.nps.gov/pete/historyculture/index.htm

Actions during the Seige
http://www.petersburgsiege.org/accounts.htm

The Seige at Petersburg
http://www.craterroad.com/siegeindex.html

Important People: Petersburg Siege
http://www.nps.gov/pete/historyculture/biographies.htm

The Seige of Petersburg: The City and Citizens were Impacted
http://www.historynet.com/siege-of-petersburg-the-city-and-citizens-were-impacted-from-the-start.htm

(P) Photos from the Seige of Petersburg
http://www.memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/v?ammem/cwar:0354-0452:T18

(P) Letters From John Nathaniel Peed (Confederate Soldier)
http://www.rarebooks.nd.edu/digital/civil_war/letters/peed/5037-16.shtml

(P) Letters from John M. Jackson (Union Soldier)
http://www.rarebooks.nd.edu/digital/civil_war/letters/jackson/5017-19.shtml

(P) Recollections of General Lee (Impact of Losing Petersburg and the Aftermath)
http://books.google.com/books?id=V1ZLF_EE36QC&pg=PA148&lpg=PA148&dq=letters+from...

 


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

William Tecumsah Sherman
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/biographies/sherman.html

War Approaches the Heart of South Carolina
http://sciway3.net/clark/civilwar/march.html

Sherman's March to the Sea
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/shermans-march-to-the-sea.htm

Sherman's March
http://www.history.com/civilwar/shermansmarch/

Sherman's March on Atlanta (Map)
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/map16.html

(P) Sherman's March to the Sea
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/v?ammem/cwar:0688-0709:T19

(P) Letter from Sherman to General Grant
http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/shrmltr.htm

(P) The lyrics to "Marching Through Georgia"
http://freepages.music.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~edgmon/cwmarching.htm
(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
http://www.filmposters.com/articles/54th-massachusetts-infantry.asp

The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry
http://www.us-civilwar.com/54th.htm

54th Massachusetts Regiment
http://www.54thmass.org/54hist.html

Glory - Part 1 (54th Regiment Charges Ft. Wagner)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF16tsgwnnk

Glory - Part 2 (54th Regiment Charges Ft. Wagner)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnM97ZvwDis&feature=related

(P) Letter from Jacob Christ to is Sister (Union Soldier)
http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/papers/F3050

(P) African-American Soldiers
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/blacks-civil-war/

(P) Attack on Fort Wagner (Painting)
http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=485460&t=w

(P) The Attack on Fort Wagner (Report from Harper's Weekly)
http://mac110.assumption.edu/aas/Reports/harpftwagner.html

(P) The Attack on Ft. Wagner (Report from the Tribune)
http://www.civilwarliterature.com/2Battles/TippooSaib/TheAttackOnFortWagner.htm


General Robert E. Lee (Confederate General)

Robert Edward Lee
http://www.civilwarhome.com/leebio.htm

Robert E. Lee: Beloved General of the South
http://www.let.rug.nl/usa/B/relee/relee.htm

Why Was Lee A Great General?
http://americanrevwar.homestead.com/files/civwar/lee.html

(P) General Lee Photographs
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/robert-e-lee-pictures/robert-e-lee-Chancellorsville.htm

(P) Robert E. Lee's Letters
http://www.familytales.org/results.php?tla=rel

(P) Robert E. Lee's Letter to Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=485460&t=w

(P) Robert E. Lee's Letter to James Longstreet
http://www.familytales.org/dbDisplay.php?id=ltr_rel7058&person=rel

Confederate Commanders
http://americancivilwar.com/south/Southern_Commanders.html

 

Ulysses S. Grant (Union General)

Ulysses S. Grant: Union Civil War General
http://americancivilwar.com/north/grant.html

Ulysses S. Grant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/grant/peopleevents/p_ugrant.html

Grant's Greatest Battles
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/grant/peopleevents/e_general.html

Grant's Genius
http://www.granthomepage.com/grantgenius.htm

(P)
Photos of General Grant
http://www.granthomepage.com/grantphotos.htm

(P) Letter from Grant
http://www.familytales.org/results.php?tla=usg

(P) Ulysses Grant Letter to Henry Halleck (February 12, 1864)
http://www.familytales.org/dbDisplay.php?id=ltr_usg7059&person=usg

(P) Ulysses Grant Letter to Robert E. Lee (April 7, 1865)
http://www.familytales.org/dbDisplay.php?id=ltr_usg7051&person=usg

(P) Poltical Cartoons of Grant
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/grant/gallery/index.html

Other Union Generals
http://americancivilwar.com/north/Union_Generals/

 

Women in the Civil War

 

Women and the American Civil War
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/civilwar/Women_and_the_American_Civil_War.htm

Clara Barton (Civil War Field Nurse)
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/bartonclara/a/clara_barton.htm

Rose O'Neil Greenhow
(Confederate Spy)
http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_rose_greenhow.htm

Civil War Women
http://www.civilwarwomen.homestead.com/

Civil War Women
http://americancivilwar.com/women/women.html

Clara Barton, 1821-1912: Civil War Nurse and Founder American Red Cross
http://americancivilwar.com/women/cb.html

Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://americancivilwar.com/women/hbs.html

Belle Boyd, Cleopatra of the South (Confederate Spy)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/belleboyd.htm

(P) Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
http://library.duke.edu/specialcollections/bingham/guides/cwdocs.html

(P) Rachel Cormany Diary (Great Description of townlife leading up to the Battle at Gettysburg (July 1 - 4)
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/browse-valley?id=FD1006&images=images/modeng/public/FD1006&data=/texts/english/civilwar/diaries&tag=public

(P) Carrie Berry Diary (Daily life for women during the Civil War (August 1, 1864 - January 1, 1865))
http://www.americancivilwar.com/women/carrie_berry.html

(P) Clara Barton War Letter (Segment)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/warletters/letters/warletter_04.html

 


Daily Life of a Civil War Soldier

What was life as a soldier like in 1863?
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/soldierlife/cwarmy.htm

(P) The Union Soldier, His Life and Times
http://www.vcsc.k12.in.us/staff/mhutchison/ice2000/life.htm

(P) Food in the Civil War
http://www.us-civilwar.com/food.htm

(P) How the Civil War Soldiers Lived
http://www.civilwarhome.com/soldierslife.htm

(P) Hardtack and Coffee
http://www.civilwarhome.com/hardtackandcoffee.htm

(P) Daily Life at Camp Millington (A Union Soldier's Description of Camp Life)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/dailylife.htm

(P) Getting a Haircut in a Civil War Army (A Confederate Soldier's Description of Camp Life)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/haircut.htm

(P) Inventions and Gadgets used By Civil War Soldiers (A Union Soldier's Description of Camp Life)
http://www.civilwarhome.com/inventionsandgadgets.htm

(P) Over 1,000 Civil War Images, Photographs and Cartes de Visites
http://www.civilwarphotos.net/files/military_life.htm


Prisoners of War at Andersonville

Andersonville Civil War Prison: Historical Background
http://www.cr.nps.gov/seac/histback.htm

Andersonville Prison
http://www.civilwarhome.com/andersonville.htm

Andersonville
http://www.nps.gov/ande/

(P) Bernard Knight (A Unin Soldier at Andersonville Prison)
http://www.sinclair.edu/sec/his102/mcknight/bm06.htm

(P) Drawing of Andersonville Prison
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/11andersonville/11visual2.htm

(P) Photos of Andersonville Prison
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/11andersonville/11visual3.htm

 

1863 NYC Draft Riots

New York City Draft Riots
http://www.civilwarhome.com/draftriots.htm

NY City and the Civil War Draft Riots
http://www.virtualny.cuny.edu/draftriots/Intro/draft_riot_intro_set.html

The New York City Draft Riots of 1863
http://www.press.uchicago.edu/Misc/Chicago/317749.html

Riots and Civil Unrest
http://www.tenement.org/Encyclopedia/riots.htm

The 1863 Draft Riots
http://www.mrlincolnandnewyork.org/inside.asp?ID=91&subjectID=4

Conscription (Military Draft) In The Civil War
http://www.civilwarhome.com/conscription.htm

(P) Photos of the Riots (A Slide Show)
http://history1800s.about.com/od/civilwar/ig/New-York-City-Draft-Riots/Provost-Marshall-Office-Burned.htm

(P) Riots in NYC (Harper's Weekly News Article)
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/august/riots-in-new-york.htm

(P) New York City Draft Riots Drawing (Harper's Weekly News Article)
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1863/august/new-york-draft-riot.htm

 

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

 

Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1549.html

Emancipation Proclamation; January 1, 1863
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/emancipa.asp

The Civil War and emancipation
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2967.html

Freedom at Antietam
http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/freedom.htm

(P) Lincoln's Drafts of the Emancipation Proclimation
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almgall.html

(P) The Emancipation Proclamation (The Words of Abraham Lincoln's Speech)
http://www.nps.gov/ncro/anti/emancipation.html

(P) Lincoln Writing the Emancipation Proclimation (Drawing)
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/slavery/abraham-lincoln/pictures/lincoln-cabinet-emancipation-proclomation-550.jpg

 

Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address
http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/gettysburg.htm

Gettysburg Address (Lincoln Speech and Painting of Lincoln Giving the Speech)
http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/gettysburgaddress.htm

Gettysburg Address (1863)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=false&doc=36

Lincoln at Gettysburg
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/sites/gettysburg.htm

Gettysburg Address
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h838.html

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almintr.html

(P) Lincoln's Address (Photo)
http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/speechgfx/gettys.jpg

(P) Gettysburg Address (Document)
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc_large_image.php?flash=true&doc=36

(P) Gettysburg Address (Drawing)
http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/socst/ghgonline/turnpoint/images/content/tp44/gett.jpg


1864 Presidential Election

1864 - Lincoln Vs. McClellan
http://elections.harpweek.com/1864/Overview-1864-1.htm

Lincoln on the 1864 Presidential Election
http://www.nps.gov/liho/historyculture/lincolngrant.htm

The Election of 1864
http://lincolnandthecivilwar.com/Activities/1864/1864default.asp

Voting in the Field in a Civil War Army
http://www.civilwarhome.com/vote.htm

Election of 1864
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h201.html

(P) A Negotiateted Peace With the Confederacy Is Possible (Illinois State Register Editorial)
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1476

(P) The Momentus Day (New York Times Reports)
http://www.teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=1480

(P) LINCOLN, GRANT, AND THE 1864 ELECTION (Photo Essay)
http://www.nps.gov/features/liho/1864/01.htm

(P) Lincoln's Second Inagural Adress (Photo)
http://davidbjohnson.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/lincoln_second.jpg


Lincoln’s Assassination

Lincoln Assassination
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h124.html

Abraham Lincoln Assassination Conspiracies
http://americanhistory.about.com/od/lincolnsdeath/a/lincolnsdeath.htm

The Death of President Lincoln, 1865
http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/lincoln.htm

The Assasination of President Lincoln
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html

(P) Ford's Theatre: A Virtual Tour
http://www.fordstheatre.org/virtual-tour.html

(P) The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/599_linc.html

(P) Images of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrgall.html

(P) Eyewitness Account of Lincoln's Assassination
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/mal:@field%28DOCID%2B@lit%28d4362700%29%29

(P) Mary Henry's Eyewitness Account
http://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/documents/deathoflincoln.htm

 

Civil War Advances and Technology

 

Weapons of the Civil war

Civil War Weapons
http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarweapons.htm

The Civil War Artillery Page
http://www.cwartillery.org/artillery.html

Weapons of the Civil War
http://www.civilwarweapons.net/

Gatling Gun
http://science.howstuffworks.com/machine-gun4.htm

Handguns and Swords
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/soldierlife/webguns.htm

Basic Facts Concerning Artillery
http://www.civilwarartillery.com/BasicFacts.htm

(P) Incredible Shots (Soldies Speak of Their Weapons)
http://home.valstar.net/~jcraig/shots.htm

(P) Reinactors Fire Cannon (Union Artillery)
http://top2bottom.net/watermarked/Civil%20War%20Reenactment-Cannon%20Union-web.jpg

(P) Reinactors Fire Muskets (Union Infantry)
http://wesclark.com/jw/gallo1.jpg

 

Medicine in the Civil War

Civil War Medicine
http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarmedicineintro.htm

Medicine in the Civil War
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/doctor.htm

Medical Care, Battle Wounds, and Disease
http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarmedicine.htm

Civil War Ambulance Wagons
http://www.civilwarhome.com/ambulancewagons.htm

Civil War Nurses "The Angels of the Battlefield"
http://www.civilwarhome.com/civilwarnurses.htm

(P) In Their Words...
http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/features/medicine/cwsurgeon/gburgreport.cfm

(P) An Opinion of a Civil War Surgeon
http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/features/medicine/cwsurgeon/opinion.cfm

(P) Clara Barton War Letter (Segment)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/warletters/letters/warletter_04.html

(P) Civil War Hospital (Photos)
http://www.civilwarphotos.net/files/medical.htm

(P) Civil War Amputation (Photo)
http://www.imageofsurgery.com/Civil_War_Amputation.jpg

 

Civil War:
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