Civil War Websites

The following list of Civil War websites reflects a variety of interesting and informative links on the history of the war, resources, photographs, newspapers, National Park sites, and museums.

The Civil War Trust

From its website: “The Civil War Trust is America’s largest non-profit organization devoted to the preservation of our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields. The Civil War Trust also promotes educational programs and heritage tourism initiatives to inform the public of the war’s history and the fundamental conflicts that sparked it.”

 

Harper’s Weekly Original Civil War Newspapers

From its website: “We Believe that the most exciting way to study the Civil War is to watch the war unfold on the pages of original Harper’s Weekly newspapers.  Harper’s Weekly was the most popular newspaper during the Civil War, and it featured stunning illustrations, and in-depth stories on all the important people and events of the war.  Presently 1861 through 1864 are completed, and the 1865 issues through May are complete.”

 National Park Service

 From its website: “From 1861 to 1865, the American union was broken as brother fought brother in a Civil War that remains a defining moment in our nation’s history. Its causes and consequences, including the continuing struggle for civil rights for all Americans, reverberate to this day. From the battlefields to the home front, the cost of the war was steep . . . its lessons eternal.”

The History Channel’s American Civil War

 From its website: “America’s bloodiest clash, the sectional conflict of the Civil War pitted the Union against the Confederate States of America and resulted in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured.

The Civil War Home Page

 From its website: “Welcome to the Civil War Home Page, one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Civil War-related material available on the Internet.”

 National Geographic’s Top Ten U.S. Civil War Sites

 From its website: “Fort Sumter, Manassas, Shiloh, Richmond, Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Andersonville, Chickamauga/Chattanooga, Appomattox”

 Civil War Online Resources

 From its website, subheadings include links to websites for: “The American Civil War”; “The American Civil War Homepage”; “The Civil War at the Smithsonian”; “Civil War Treasures”; “The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Civil War Page”; “The Hargrett Library Rare Map Collection (Civil War)”; “Library of Congress/American Memory Learning Page”; “Lincoln’s Papers: Mr. Lincoln’s Virtual Library”; “The National Archives American Originals: Civil War Collection”; “The National Archives: Digital Classroom Lessons on the Civil War”; “Selected Civil War Photographs (from the Library of Congress)”; “The United States Civil War Center”; “The Valley of the Shadow”; and “Women Soldiers in the Civil War.”

Civil War Museum Websites:

 

The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The National Civil War Museum
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 

Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA

Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA

 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Springfield, IL

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Springfield, IL

 

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, VA

National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, VA

 

Robert E. Lee Museum Arlington House, Arlington, VA

Robert E. Lee Museum
Arlington House, Arlington, VA

 

American Civil War Center Richmond, VA

American Civil War Center
Richmond, VA