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American Experience – "The Time of the Lincolns"
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 Holy War"
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.

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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 Service
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 Sites.

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 and USCWC.

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.

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