The Civil War
These Web sites provide a straightforward and comprehensive overview of the Civil War.
This section links to Civil War resources that feature battle summaries, articles, biographies and other secondary material.
Accounts written by officers, soldiers and witnesses are the foundation of original Civil War research.
Primary sources such as letters, diaries, contemporary news stories, and government documents are essential for in-depth research into the Civil War.
Online records of Civil War soldiers and regiments provide the opportunity to learn the personal histories of the men who fought in the war.
Teachers can find help teaching the Civil War on sites with lesson plans, classroom ideas and collections of important primary source material.