Civil War-Related Sites

 

Contents:

The American Antiquarian Society

Baltimore Civil War Museum - President Street Station

For Brotherhood and Duty

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Civil War Court Martial Index Project

Civil War Electronic Sites -- American Civil War Collection at the Electronic Text Center

Civil War Maps

Civil War Tours of Fairfax County and the Capital Region

Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society

The Civil War Traveler in CivilWar@SmithsonianVirginia

CivilWar@Smithsonian

Manassas Battlefield Trust

Lincoln Chronology

The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia

Loudon County, Virginia and the Civil War

Museum and White House of the Confederacy

National Museum of Civil War MedicineO&A Railroad

O&A Railroad

Ox Hill Battlefield, Fairfax County VA

Smithsonian Associates Website

US Civil War Generals



 

Manassas Battlefield Trust   Facebook

The Manassas Battlefield Trust is a valued partner of the National Park Service and supports the protection and preservation of Manassas National Battlefield Park through education, partnerships and philanthropy.The Trust seeks to provide the park with a high level of philanthropic support to achieve a significant level of excellence. The Trust will put into place an organizational structure and revenue streams that lead to increased annual support for the park, as well as to fundraising campaigns needed to achieve important park projects. The Trust will work to establish a solid base of support for the park through partnerships and a core membership of individuals, foundations and corporations.
For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862.

Brian R McEnany-Author
:  A continuing dialog about what it was like to be a cadet at West Point during the Civil War.  Tully McCrea, a cadet in the Class of 1862 is followed through his days as a cadet and as a junior officer with an artillery unit in the Union II Corps.  It is an expansion of similar sections of McEnany’s book: For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862.

Civil War Tours of Fairfax County and the Capital Region

There are many opportunities to take guided tours of Civil War sites in Fairfax County and throughout the region. Browse the information provided to see what various tours are offered and links to schedules, dates, and contact information for the tour guides if available.

The American Antiquarian Society

Located in Worcester, MA, this Library was founded in 1812 by Patriot Isaiah Thomas. Thomas smuggled his printing press out of Boston before the British could capture it in 1775, and re-established his newspaper, "The Massachusetts Spy", in Worcester. The Society is a private organization but, according to Ellen S. Dunlap, it is open to all "serious researchers". As with the Library of Congress, researchers are encouraged to utilize secondary resources prior to contacting the Society.

The Library is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 - 5:00 and is free of charge.

For further information, call 508-755-5221 [TOP of page]

Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT)

The CVBT is Virginia's front-line contingent supporting preservation of Civil War Battlefields. Donations are fully deductable and used entirely to "purchase and protect America's Heritage" [TOP of page]

Civil War Court Martial Index Project

This is an ongoing project at the National Archives; the Civil War Court Martial Transcript Project, is available to the public for research purposes. [TOP of page]

Civil War Electronic Sites -- American Civil War Collection at the Electronic Text Center

"The Electronic Text Center is home to a variety of primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers. Letter collections include searchable transcriptions as well as digital images of the manuscripts." [TOP of page]

O&A Railroad

Since so many folks were interested in the Orange and Alexandria Railroad on the BRCWRT Forum, Chuck Siegel decided to begin a page that allows allows him to offer some of the materials he has found during his research. [TOP of page]

Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society

This latest addition to the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress features a wealth of artifacts from the New York Historical Society relating to the Civil War. Materials include stereographs, photographs, posters, sketches, letters (including three from Walt Whitman), papers, and more. Some of the most eye-catching images are those on the hundreds of envelopes embossed with War messages.
Users can search for keywords or browse by subject, name, or collection (from among the twelve that supply the materials for the exhibit).
For an overview of the war's history using a selection of the items from Civil War Treasures, see the exhibit available off of the front page: "Before, During and After the Civil War". [TOP of page]

US Civil War Generals

Source: The Scout Report (Univ of Wisconsin) 27 April 2001, from the Univ of Wisconsin, Computer Sci Dept. Sharon Lenius, Librarian, National Guard Bureau

Created using a number of print sources, this index by Kerry Webb is a fine resource for military historians and Civil War buffs. The index lists generals for each army alphabetically. Information provided includes date of birth and death, pre-war profession, war service, post-war career, and notes. Some entries also include suggestions for further reading and links to related sites. The main page of the site offers print references, a few links, and notes on the index entries. This site is a classic example of a "labor of love" resource that should prove useful and interesting to like-minded users. [TOP of page]

Smithsonian Associates Website

The Smithsonian's Civil War Studies website. [TOP of page]

Baltimore Civil War Museum - President Street Station

The 1849 Train Station is one of the oldest in the nation and houses the permanent exhibition that addresses Baltimore's role in the Civil War. [TOP of page]

The Civil War Traveler in Virginia

This is a guide to many Civil War sites in Virginia; you can choose from a variety of geographic locations around the state. [TOP of page]

Lincoln Chronology

This daily chronology of the life of Abraham Lincoln is based on "Lincoln Day-by-Day: A Chronology," published in 1960 by the Government Printing Office. It attempts to account for activities every day, no matter how mundane, in the life of the president. Browse by year, or search by a specific date or keyword. A project of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. [TOP of page]

The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia

Loudon County, Virginia and the Civil War

The official research site for Civil War data of Loudon County, Virginia. [TOP of page]

Museum and White House of the Confederacy
National Museum of Civil War Medicine

CivilWar@Smithsonian

This website includes an initial 250 objects that were selected from artifacts of Smithsonian curators at six organizations. Included in the site: uniforms, equipment, weapons, paintings, photographs. According to Marc Pachter, Director of the Smithosonian's National Portrait Gallery, "The Website will contain links to other Civil War-era sites and organizations, with the ultimate goal of becoming the ultimate Civil War visual resource of the World Wide Web." Other Smithsonian Museums that are contributors for the site are: National Museum of American History, National Postal Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Smithsonian Institution Archives. [TOP of page]

Civil War Maps


Source: McElfresh Map Co., LLC. 132 North Union Street, PO Box 565, Olean, NY 14760. Phone: 800.308.3702
A resource for historical maps of all kinds - including Civil War maps. [TOP of page]