Other Sites On PBS.org:
American Experience – "The Time of the
This site, a companion to the dual biography of Abe and Mary
Lincoln, has many features devoted to the Civil War. Of particular
interest are a review of several major newspapers’ roles
in reporting the events of the Civil War and a political party
timeline that demonstrates the turmoil the party system encountered
when the issues surrounding slavery took center stage.
American Experience – "John Brown’s
A site devoted to John Brown, antebellum’s most radical
abolitionist, whose crusade against slavery and eventual execution
– for organizing a raid against the federal arsenal at
Harpers Ferry, Virginia -- set off a chain of events that led
to the Civil War.
American Experience – "Ulysses S. Grant"
What would you do if you were the leader of the Union army?
A Civil War battle simulator – with clips from historians
and a Park Service ranger – lets you test your mettle.
Additional Online Resources:
The Pride of Providence: Major Sullivan Ballou, the Second Rhode Island Regiment and His Famous Love Letter
More information on Sullivan Ballou and his famous letter. This site based on a forthcoming book of the same title focuses on the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run, as seen through its impact on Sullivan and Sarah Ballou.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, National Park
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized
database containing very basic facts about servicemen who
served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus
of the database is the Names Index Project, a project to enter
names and other basic information from 5.4 million soldier
records in the National Archives.
American Battlefield Protection Program
The American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes
the preservation of significant historic battlefields associated
with wars on American soil. Part of the National Park Service,
the Battlefield Protection Program Web site links to all Civil
War National Monuments, Historical Parks, and Battlefield
Civil War Book Review
Civil War Book Review is the quarterly journal of record for
new or newly reprinted books about the antebellum, Civil War
and Reconstruction eras. It is a joint publication of BookPage
The United States Civil War Center
An information clearinghouse whose mission is to: promote the
study of the Civil War from the perspectives of all professions,
occupations and academic disciplines and to locate, index, and
make available all appropriate private and public data on the
Internet regarding the Civil War. Features include: a Civil
War cemetery database, a guide to researching people of the
Civil War, a virtual history exhibit, and a guide to evaluating
Civil War material on the Web.
A site devoted to timelines, maps, statistics, and the full
text of two dozen Civil War documents – from the ordinances
of Secession to the diary of Albert Underwood, a member of the
9th Indiana Light Artillery. This Web site covers the people
of the Civil War, maps of Civil War battles, and descriptions
of battle locations.
This Week in the Civil War
Produced by the author of the "Civil War Book of Facts,"
this site takes a day-by-day look at the war. Full yearly
calendars for the years 1861-1865 are available with detailed
descriptions of what was happening on those days.
Eyewitness: History Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It
This site, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc., a digital
publisher of educational programming, focuses on first-person
accounts of the Civil War. Topics include Gettysburg, Lincoln’s
post-surrender visit to Richmond, and Appomattox.
The American Civil War
Balanced and substantive information on the causes of the
war, famous battles, leaders, and a timeline of events. Interesting
information also on the music and food of the war.
For more links and to find sites specifcally designed for use in
the classroom, please visit our In
the Classroom area.