From secession to surrender, this category includes websites that depict the vivid battle scenes of the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Through creative graphics, original photographs to first-hand accounts, visitors will be transported into the turbulent past that will always be remembered by all Americans.
American Civil War Battles by State with battle maps and descriptions.
A chronology of the events during Union General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign.
Detailed account about this little-known, four-day battle. Includes CSA Brig. Gen. Joseph O. Shelby's poetic report about the men who fought and died.
Attempt to defeat Gen. William T. Sherman in the Carolinas in the spring of 1865.
Narrative on the battle with order of battle,diaries and accounts, official records, killed and wounded, history, batllefield preservation, and an online tour.
A chronological discussion of the 1863 siege and battles for Chattanooga including the Battle of Chickamauga.
Covers destruction of Flag Officer William Lynch's "mosquito fleet" by a Union flotilla under Commander Stephen Rowan. Includes summary, battle reports, casualties, ships and their commanders.
Extensive article that covers the building, commissioning and capture of Fort Pulaski by Confederate forces and the Battle (April 10-11, 1862) that resulted in Union victory.
Includes background, battle, aftermath, timeline, and reading resources.
A study of the Battle of Picacho Pass and the Bascom Affair.
Devoted to detailed history, preservation and educational use of the lands where the battle took place in May 1864.
Extensive site covering the 19 April 1862 battle in North Carolina. Includes maps, casualty lists, newspaper accounts, official battle reports, and photos of artifacts.
A free online book about the Battle of Wilson's Creek on August 10, 1861 written with soldier diaries, letters, and articles.
Complete description of all battles and the battlefields in the Shenandoah Valley. The five campaigns in the Shenandoah Valley are discussed along with more than 50 battles.
Information on the First and Second Battles of Bull Run (or Manassas)
Honors Northern and Southern soldiers of the Sixth Corps breakthrough at Petersburg on April 2, 1865. Links to unit web pages of participants and a "Descendants Association Roll Call" is available.
General William Sherman's letter explaining his intent to burn Atlanta to the ground, containing his famous quote: "You cannot qualify war in harsher terms than I will. War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it...War is hell."
CW Battlefields is an online database of some of the Civil War battlefields with pictures, information, and locations. It is currently small but the authors promise more soon to come.
Photos of Civil War sites in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Describes a college course focusing on a chronological tour of battlefields.
Panoramic photos of numerous battlefields with explanations of the action.
Contains description by date of the events leading up to the firing on Fort Sumter.
A battle where Black Union troops defeated General Fitzhugh Lee. A great moment for black history during the Civil War! Includes history, tours, and photographs.
Links to web resources related to the battle of Perryville and other Kentucky civil war sites.
Selection of photographs taken at various Eastern theater battlefields
Missouri's importance has been greatly overlooked by many when it comes to its role in the Civil War. Battles are arranged by year and list the name, date, place and outcome. Good resource for researchers.
Comprehensive site about the entire Civil War in the Shenandoah Valley. Includes personalities, campaigns, preservation efforts, walking and driving tours of battlefields and related sites, history of Valley towns during the war.
"Stonewall" Jackson's brilliant military campaign in the Shenandoah, Va.: battles, people and documents.
Lists of battle summaries, total casualties (killed, wounded, missing and captured), locations and commanders.
Covers one of the first land battles and Union General George B. McClellan's rise to fame. Includes history, news and events and a map.
A thorough description of this important battle and siege, including maps, pictures, personal accounts, and unit lists and lists of participating soldiers from both armies.
Because of the French threat (Maximilian) in Mexico, Lincoln wanted military operations undertaken early in 1864 to raise the Federal flag over some part of Texas. Although Grant, Sherman and Banks were opposed, a line of operations up the Red River was finally prescribed.
Brief description of this obscure engagement, which led to the defeat of John Hunt Morgan.
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