Williamson's Civil War Diary
Wonder what it would have been like to have been 16 when the
Union Army attacked?
American Civil War
Find out about the causes, the battles and the people that make
this period of history a fascinating study.
American Civil War Recipes--Union Hardtack and Confederate Johnnie Cakes
Choices of what to give the troops was limited as they did not have the conveniences to preserve food like we have today.
American Civil War
The Civil War was the culmination of four decades of intense
sectional conflict and reflected deep-seated economic, social,
and political differences between the North and the South. From
the History Channel.
of Gettysburg Information Center
Do you have questions on the Battle of Gettysburg and Adams County?
Begin your journey to the answers here.
"Soldiering is 99% boredom and 1% sheer terror" wrote
one soldier to his wife. See what camp life was like on this
page from Gettysburg National Memorial Park.
War for Kids
The students in Mrs. Huber's class at Pocantico Hills School
in Sleepy Hollow, New York have been learning about the Civil
War. They read about this important time in our nation's history
and wrote about it.
Civil War | PBS
Meet the men, women and children who fought and died in the War
Between the States in this PBS documentary.
Civil War Re-Enactment
One way to learn about the Civil War is to join or visit a re-enactment
association. This site has loads of information so that the members
of this club can faithfully reproduce this era.
Become the chief cook and bottle washer, won't you? Get snug
as a bug and start toeing the mark.
You play as the Confederates and the computer as the Union Army.
The Confederate Hunley
On February 17, 1864, the Confederate Hunley became the first
submarine to destroy an enemy vessel in battle when it sank the
Union sloop of war Housatonic outside Charleston harbor. The
Hunley did not return from that mission and lay on the ocean
bottom for 136 years until its recovery in August 2000.
Thirteen songs are sung in Uncle Tom's Cabin, all but one --
the Latin hymn from Mozart's Requiem that St. Clare sings --
sung by slaves. All but one of those -- the "rowdy song"
that Legree demands the slaves sing on their way to his plantation
-- are religious.
a Civil War Flag
During the Civil War, flags were symbols of home, the nation
and one's fellow soldiers. Each regiment carried its own flags
a Civil War Drum
During the Civil War, boys under the age of 16 served in both
the Union and Confederate (southern) armies. Most of them played
the drum, fife or bugle.
Poetry and Music
of the War Between the States
For those who want to truly understand the thoughts and emotions
of those who fought in the Civil War.
Civil War Photographs
1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision
of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel,
preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.
Shotgun's Home of
the American Civil War
From the blood soaked plains of Manassas, to the smoke filled
skies of Atlanta, and finally to the tear filled eyes at Appomattox.
For four of the bloodiest years in the history of this Republic
the war raged. It started as Yanks and Rebs, it ended as "Americans!"
The Story of One Union Soldier
Private Bernard McKnight - Massachusetts 3rd Cavalry, 1838 -
1864. On September 3rd, 1862 at the age of 25, Barney enlisted
in the Union Army. Most likely he was motivated by the two hundred
dollar bounty payments made by the wealthy to encourage poor
immigrants to take the place of the rich in the draft.
Valley of the Shadow
An animated map where you can follow the regiment of your choice
as they move from one battleground to the next.Read diaries and newspapers
of the era. Locate photographs and official soldiers' records.
Lee in Virginia: a story of the American Civil War by G. A. Henty
Even in recounting the leading events in these campaigns, I have
burdened my story with as few details as possible, it being my
object now, as always, to amuse as well as to give instruction
in the facts of history. G. A. HENTY.