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USS Monitor Versus CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) and the Battle for Hampton Roads, 8-9 March 1862: Selected Original Documents. Selected Naval Documents.
The Sinking of the USS Housatonic by the Submarine CSS H.L. Hunley, off Charleston, South Carolina, 17 February 1864. Selected Naval Documents.
Sinking of C.S.S. Alabama by U.S.S. Kearsarge, 19 June 1864. Selected Naval Documents.
Officers of Navy Yards, Shore Stations, and Vessels, 1 January 1865. Selected Naval Documents.
This pilot resource, by the University of Alabama, contains digital versions of documents and images associated with the Confederate raiding ship Alabama.
Includes some digitized full text material (correspondence, newspapers, photographs, etc).
Civil War Maps brings together materials from three premier collections: the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division, the Virginia Historical Society, and the Library of Virginia... Most of the items presented here are documented in Civil War Maps: An Annotated List of Maps and Atlases in the Library of Congress, compiled by Richard W. Stephenson in 1989. -- site
Official reports of the April 6-7, 1862 battle at Shiloh, Tennessee from The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies. ; Series 1 - Volume 10 (Part I).
Complete Project Gutenberg Abraham Lincoln Writings in 7 volumes.
Impressive gateway to informational sites, divided by category.
Includes a Timeline, Maps, Published Material, Art, Photographs and more.
A Brief Naval Chronology of the Civil War (1861-65) by the Naval History and Heritage Command.
This site from the National Park Service allows users to search for Civil War soldiers by name or by unit. It includes brief histories of both Union and Confederate regiments, records from Andersonville Prison (Union Soldiers) and Ft. McHenry (Confederate Soldiers), and lists Medal of Honor recipients. Taken from records from the National Archives and Records Administration, this site is easy to use and has a wealth of information for the Civil War researcher.
Alabama Department of Archives and History - Alabama Civil War Service Cards File database.
Maps, battlefields, education.
The National Park Service Sesquicentennial Commeroration.
Library of Congress historic photograph display.
The Valley Project details life in two American communities, one Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown's Raid through the era of Reconstruction. In this digital archive you may explore thousands of original letters and diaries, newspapers and speeches, census and church records, left by men and women in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. --site - Articles, Videos, Pictures and Facts divided by theme.
Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society. Part of the Library of Congress - American Memory project.
Includes maps, official reports, participants, and bibliographies of primary and reference sources.
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