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The War

American Civil War: Introduction
American Civil War: The War of Amateurs
American Civil War: The Eastern Front: Washington and Richmond
American Civil War: The Shenandoah Valley
American Civil War: Invading the North
American Civil War: Clearing the Mississippi
American Civil War: Tennessee and Kentucky
American Civil War: Sherman's March through the Confederacy
American Civil War: The Blockade and the War at Sea
American Civil War: The West
American Civil War: Conclusion

Campaigns

Big Black River Campaign, 7-19 May 1863
Chattanooga and Chickamauga Campaign, 1863 (American Civil War)
Kentucky, Confederate Invasion of, late 1862
Overland Campaign against Richmond, 1864
Peninsula Campaign, 1862
Petersburg Campaign, 1864-5
Tennessee, Hood's Invasion of, 1864

Timelines

American Civil War Timeline: 1861
American Civil War Timeline: 1862
American Civil War Timeline: 1863
American Civil War Timeline: 1864
American Civil War Timeline: 1865
West Virginia

Battles

Antietam, battle of, 17 September 1862
Atlanta, battle of, 22 July 1864
Arkansas Post, battle of, 10-11 January 1863
Averasborough, battle of, 16 March 1865
Ball’s Bluff, 21 October 1861
Baton Rouge, battle of, 5 August 1862
Bayou Forche or Little Rock, 10 September 1863
Bean's Station, 14 December 1863
Belmont, battle of, 7 November 1861
Bentonville, battle of, 19-21 March 1865
Big Bethel, battle of, 10 June 1861
Big Black River, battle of, 17 May 1863
Brandy Station, battle of, 9 June 1863
Brice’s Crossroad, battle of, 10 June 1864
Bristoe Station, battle of, 14 October 1863
Bull Run, 1st battle of, 21 July 1861
Bull Run, 2nd battle of, 29-30 August 1862
Campbell's Station, battle of, 16 November 1863
Carnifex Ferry, battle of, 10 September 1861
Cedar Creek, battle of, 19 October 1864
Cedar Mountain, battle of 8, August 1862
Champion’s Hill, battle of, 16 May 1863
Chancellorsville, battle of, 2-5 May 1863
Chantilly, battle of, 1 September 1862
Cheat Mountain, 10-15 September 1861
Chickamauga, battle of, 19-20 September 1863
Chickasaw Bluffs, battle of, 29 December 1862
Cold Harbor, battle of, 31 May-3 June 1864
Corinth, battle of, 3-4 October 1862
Corrick’s Ford, battle of, 13 July 1861
Crampton’s Gap, 14 September 1862
Crater, battle of the, 30 June-3 April 1864
Cross Keys, Battle of 8 June 1862
Drewry’s Bluff, battle of, 15 May 1862
Drewry’s Bluff, 16 May 1864
Elizabeth City, battle of, 10 February 1862
Ezra Church, battle of, 28 July 1864
Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, battle of, 31 May-1 June 1862
Fisher’s Hill, battle of, 22 September 1864
Five Forks, battle of, 1 April 1865
Fort Donelson, siege of, 12-16 February 1862
Fort Fisher, siege of, 13-15 January 1865
Fort Henry, siege of, 6 February 1862
Fort Macon, siege of, 29 March-26 April 1862
Fort Pillow, 10 May 1862
Fort Pillow Massacre, 12 April 1864
Fort Pulaski, 10-11 April 1862
Fort Steadman, battle of, 25 March 1865
Fort Sumter, siege of, 12-13 April 1861
Fort Wagner, battle of, 11 and 18 July 1863
Franklin, battle of, 30 November 1864
Frayser’s Farm see Glendale, battle of, 30 June 1862
Fredericksburg, battle of, 13 December 1862
Front Royal, battle of, 23 May 1862
Gaines’s Mill, battle of, 27 June 1862
Gauley Bridge, Skirmish at, 3 September 1861
Gettysburg, battle of, 1-3 July 1863
Glendale, battle of, 30 June 1862
Groveton, battle of, 28 August 1862
Hampton Roads, 8-9 March 1862
Harper’s Ferry, siege of, 13-15 September 1862
Hatchie Bridge, skirmish at, 5 October 1862
Hatteras, battle of, 28-29 August 1861
Helena, Arkansas, battle of, 4 July 1863
Island No. 10, battle of, 7 April 1862
Iuka, battle of, 19 September 1862
Jackson, battle of, 14 May 1863
Jonesborough, battle of, 31 August 1864
Kenesaw Mountain, battle of, 27 June 1864
Kernstown, First Battle of, 23 March 1862
Kernstown, second battle of, 23 July 1864
Knoxville, battle of, 29 November 1863
Lee's Mill, battle of, 16 April 1862
Lexington, siege of, 18-20 September 1862
Lookout Mountain, battle of, 24 November 1863
Lynchburg, battle of, 17-18 June 1864
Malvern Hill, battle of, 1 July 1862
Manassas, 1st battle of, 21 July 1861
Manassas, 2nd battle of, 29-30 August 1862
McDowell, Battle of, 8 May 1862
Mechanicsville, battle of, 26 June 1862
Memphis, naval battle of, 6 June 1862
Mill Springs or Logan Cross Roads, 19 January 1862
Milliken’s Bend, battle of, 7 June 1863
Missionary Ridge, battle of, 25 November 1863
Mobile Bay, battle of, 5 August 1864
Monocacy River, battle of, 9 July 1864
Munfordville, Kentucky, Confederate capture of, 13-17 September 1862
Murfreesborough or Stone River, battle of, 31 December 1862-2 January 1863
Nashville, battle of, 15-16 December 1864
New Berne, battle of, 14 March 1862
New Hope Church, battle of, 25-28 May 1864
New Madrid, battle of, 13 March 1862
New Market, battle of, 15 May 1864
New Orleans, capture of, 18-29 April 1862
Newtonia, battle of, 30 September 1862
North Anna River, battle of the, 23-26 May 1864
Oak Grove, battle of, 25 June 1862
Old Fort Wayne, battle of, 22 October 1862
Orchard Knob, battle of, 23 November 1863
Peachtree Creek, battle of, 20 July 1864
Pea Ridge or Elkhorn Tavern, Battle of, 7-8 March 1862
Perryville, battle of, 8 October 1862
Petersburg, battle of, 15-18 June 1864
Philippi, battle of, 4 June 1861
Piedmont, battle of, 5 June 1864
Pine Bluff, battle of, 25 October 1863
Pittsburg Landing, battle of, 6-7 April 1862
Pleasant Hill, Battle of, 9 April 1864
Port Gibson, battle of, 1 May 1863
Port Republic, battle of, 9 June 1862
Port Royal, Battle of, 7 November 1861
Prairie Grove, 7 December 1862
Rappahannock Redoubts, action at, 7 November 1863
Raymond, battle of, 12 May 1863
Resaca, battle of, 13-15 May 1864
Rich Mountain, battle of, 12 July 1861
Richmond, Kentucky, battle of, 30 August 1862
Roanoke Island, battle of, 7-8 February 1862
Sabine Crossroads or Mansfield, battle of, 8 April 1864
Savage’s Station, battle of, 29 June 1862
Seven Pines or Fair Oaks, battle of, 31 May-1 June 1862
Sharpsburg, battle of, 17 September 1862
Shiloh, battle of, 6-7 April 1862
Ship Island, capture of, 17 September 1861
South Mills, battle of, 19 April 1862
South Mountain, 14 September 1862
Spotsylvania, battle of, 8-21 May 1864
Spring Hill, action at, 29 November 1864
Trevilian Station, battle of, 11-12 June 1864
Tupelo, battle of, 14-15 July 1864
Vicksburg, siege of, 19 May-4 July 1863
Wauhatchie, battle of, 28-29 October 1863
Waynesborough, battle of, 2 March 1865
White Oak Swamp see Glendale, battle of, 30 June 1862
Wilderness, battle of the, 4-7 May 1864
Williamsburg, battle of, 5 May 1862
Wilson’s Creek, battle of, 10 August 1861
Winchester, First Battle of, 25 May 1862
Winchester, Second Battle of, 14-15 June 1863
Winchester, Third Battle of, 19 September 1864
Yorktown, siege of, 4 April to 4 May 1862

Biographies

Anderson, Richard Heron, 1821-1879
Banks, Nathaniel, 1816-1894
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Bragg, Edward S., 1827-1912
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
Custer, George Armstrong, 1839-1876
Evans, Nathan George, 1824-1868
Foote, Andrew H. 1806-1863
Grant, Ulysses Simpson (1822-1885)
Hardee, William J., 1815-1873
Hill, Ambrose Powell, 1825-1865
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
Jackson, Thomas ‘Stonewall’ 1824-1863
Lee, Robert E., 1807-70
Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
McClernand, John A, 1812-1900
McCook, Edward Moody, 1833-1909
McDowell, Irvin 1818-1885
Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872
Price, Stirling, 1809-1867
Scott, Winfield, US General, 1786-1866
Sheridan, Philip Henry (1831-1888)
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Stuart, James Edward Brown, 1833-1864
Van Dorn, Earl, 1820-1863

Armies

Baton Rouge, armies at, 5 August 1862
Bull Run, armies at, 29-30 August 1862
Kernstown, First Battle of, 23 March 1862, armies at
Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, armies at, 31 May-1 June 1862
Perryville, battle of, 8 October 1862, armies at
Williamsburg, battle of, 5 May 1862, armies at

Weapons, Armies & Units

Alabama, C.S.S.
C.S.S. Alabama
Galena, U.S.S.
Gatling Gun
Sumter, C.S.S.

Concepts

Battle Hymn of the Republic
Contraband

Maps

Alabama, cruise of the
Alabama, cruise of the (detail showing the Atlantic)
Alabama vs the Kearsarge
Arkansas Post, battle of, 10-11 January 1863
Balls' Bluff, battle of, 21 October 1861
Belmont, 7 November 1861
Bentonville, battle of, 19-21 March 1865
Big Black River, battle of, 17 May 1863
Big Black River campaign, 1863
Big Sandy River and Middle-Creek Battlefield, 10 January 1863
Blockade of Confederate Ports
Bull Run/ Manassas, first battle of, 21 July 1861: outline map of the battle
Bull Run/ Manassas, first battle of: the campaign area
Bull Run/ Manassa, first battle of, 21 July 1861: the battlefield
Bull Run/ Manassas, second battle of, 29-30 August: Area of the campaign
Carnifex Ferry, West Virginia, 1861
Chancellorsville, the campaign
Chancellorsville, the battle
Chancellorsville, the 11th Corps at
Chancellorsville, the 12th and 3rd Corps at
Charleston Harbour
Charleston in 1864-5
Chattanooga and Chickamauga, interactive map
Chattanooga, siege of: The Cracker Line
Chickamauga, battle of, position on 19 September
Chickamauga, battle of, position on the morning of 20 September
Chickamauga, battle of, position on the afternoon of 20 September
Chickasaw Bluffs, battle of, 29 December 1862
Chickasaw Bluffs, battle of, 29 December 1862 (detail)
Cold Harbor and North Anna : Confederate positions
Confederacy: Order of Secession
Confederacy: Total Population in 1860
Corinth and Iuka, 1862
Cumberland Gap, Confederate works at, 14 June 1862
Drewry's Bluff, battle of, 16 May 1864
Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, 31 May-1 June 1862, showing the positions before the battle
Fair Oaks or Seven Pines, 31 May-1 June 1862, the battle
Fort Donelson, siege of, 1862
Fort Henry, siege of, 6 February 1862
Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post, 1863
Fort Jackson, part of the Confederate defences of New Orleans
Fort Pulaski, siege of, April 1862
Franklin, battle of, 30 November 1864
Fredericksburg, complete map
Fredericksburg, top half of map
Frederickburg, bottom half of map
Gauley Bridge, West Virginia
Gettysburg 1: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 3 June
Gettysburg 2: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 6 June
Gettysburg 3: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 9 June
Gettysburg 4: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 12 June
Gettysburg 5: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 13 June
Gettysburg 6: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 17 June
Gettysburg 7: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 24 June
Gettysburg 8: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 28 June
Gettysburg 9: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 29 June
Gettysburg 10: The position of the Union and Confederate armies on 30 June
Gettysburg 11: Day one of the battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, 8 to 10 a.m
Gettysburg 12: Day one of the battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, 10:10 to 10:30 a.m.
Gettysburg 13: Day one of the battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, 3.30 p.m.
Gettysburg 14: Day one of the battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, 4 p.m.
Gettysburg 15: Day one of the battle of Gettysburg, 1st July, 6 p.m.
Gettysburg 16: Day two of the battle of Gettysburg, 2st July, 3.30 p.m.
Gettysburg 17: Day two of the battle of Gettysburg, 2st July, 7.15 p.m. till dark
Gettysburg 18: Day three of the battle of Gettysburg, 3st July, 3.15-5.30 p.m.
Gettysburg 19: The cavalry battle at Gettysburg, 3rd July, 2.30 p.m.
Gettysburg 20: The cavalry battle at Gettysburg, 3rd July, 3.30 p.m.
Gettysburg 21: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 4th July
Gettysburg 22: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 5th July
Gettysburg 23: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 6th July
Gettysburg 24: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 7th July
Gettysburg 25: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 8th July
Gettysburg 26: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 9th July
Gettysburg 27: The aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg: 11th July
Hampton Roads, battle of, 1862
Harper's Ferry
Island No. 10: Military and Naval operations
Island No. 10: The correct line of the canal
Kanawha Valley, 1861
Kentucky and Tennessee
Kentucky, Bragg's invasion, 1862
Kernstown, first battle of, 23 March 1862
Knoxville and East Tennessee
Knoxville, November 1863
Knoxville, November 1863 - detail
Knoxville, November 1863 - Fort Sanders
Lexington, siege of, 18-20 September 1861
Logan's Cross Roads, battle of, 19 January 1862
McDowell, battle of, 8 May 1862
Mill Springs, battle of, 19 January 1862
Missionary Ridge, battle of, 25 November 1863
Mississippi, lower
Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, 1861-2
Mississippi (north), west Tennessee and east Missouri
Missouri in 1861
New Berne, 14 March 1862 - the area
New Berne, 14 March 1862 - the battlefield
New Madrid and Island No. 10, simple map
New Mexico and Arizona: Confederate invasion of
New Orleans 1: The defences of the Mississippi and the Mortar fleet
New Orleans 2: The course of the U.S.S. Mississippi
New Orleans 3: The course of the U.S.S. Brooklyn
New Orleans 4: The Confederate fleet above the forts
North Carolina coastline, c. 1861-86
North Carolina coastline, operations early in the war
Orchard Knob, battle of, 23 November 1863
Pea Ridge, battle of, 7 March 1862
Pensacola Bay in 1861
Perryville, 8 October 1862
Red River area
Red River detailed map
Red River dams
Roanoke Island - the island
Roanoke Island - the battlefield
Port Royal, naval battle, 7 November 1861
Rich Mountain, battle of, 12 July 1861
River Flotilla (Union), area of operations in 1861-3
Seven Pines or Fair Oaks, 31 May-1 June 1862, showing the positions before the battle
Seven Pines or Fair Oaks, 31 May-1 June 1862, the battle
Shenandoah Valley in 1862 showing Stonewall Jackson's movements
Shenandoah Valley in 1862 showing Stonewall Jackson's movements - detail
Sherman's March through Georgia, part one
Sherman's March through Georgia, part two
Sherman's March through South Carolina, part one
Sherman's March through South Carolina, part two
Sherman's March through North Carolina, part one
Sherman's March through North Carolina, part two
Shiloh, outline map of campaign
Shiloh, battlefield, originally from autobiography of U.S. Grant
Shiloh, Union camps before (from a map provided by W. T. Sherman during the battle)
Shiloh, revised official map (left half)
Shiloh, revised official map (right half)
Shiloh, revised official map (combined)
Shiloh, the Official or 'Thom' map
Shiloh, stage I, from biography of A.S. Johnston
Shiloh, stage II, from biography of A.S. Johnston
Shiloh, stage III, from biography of A.S. Johnston
Shiloh, showing routes by which Federal reinforcements reached the battlefield
South Carolina Coast, 1861-65
South Carolina Coast
South Mills, battle of, 19 April 1862
Spotsylvania, battle of, May 8-21 1864
Spotsylvania and the Wilderness, Lee's positions
Spotsylvania area
Tennessee and Kentucky
Trevilian Station, battle of, 11-12 June 1864
Union Cavalry Raids in 1864
United States in 1861
Upper Potomac
Valverde, battle of, 20-21 February 1862
Vicksburg, area of the 1863 campaign
Virginia: operations in November 1863
Virginia in 1864-6
Virginia, northern
West Virginia in 1861
West Virginia in 1861: Detail of central area
West Virginia in 1861: Clickable map
Washington in 1861
Wilderness, battle of, 4 May 1864
Wilderness, battle of, 5 May 1864
Wilderness, battle of, 6 May 1864
Wilderness, northern half
Wilderness, southern half
Williamsburg, battle of, 5 May 1862
Wilson's Creek, battle of, 10 August 1861

Pictures

Alabama, C.S.S.
Alabama, C.S.S., shown sinking
Appomattox Court House: Lee's surrender
Bragg, Braxton
Custer, George Armstrong
Galena, U.S.S. in 1864
Grant, Ulysses S.
Kell, Captain John McIntosh, Executive Office of the "Alabama."
Lee, Robert E., from a pre-war photograph
Lee, Robert E., from a post-war photograph
Lee, Robert E. and Joseph Johnston
Lookout Mountain
Longstreet, James
Meade, George
Meade, George
Meade, George, in the field
Rosecrans, William S.
Semmes, Rear-Admiral Raphael, captain of the C.S.S. Alabama
Sherman, William Tecumseh, at Atlanta
Sherman, William Tecumseh, portrait
Sherman, William Tecumseh, at Atlanta with staff
Thomas, George

Map Collections

Gettysburg, maps related to
Shiloh/ Pittsburg Landing, maps related to

Sources

Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee

Book Reviews

Bradford, N. (ed.), Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Denney, Robert E., The Civil War Years
Hardee, William J. Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics
McPherson, James M., Battle Cry of Freedom
Sherman, William T., Memoirs
Weigley, Russel F., A Great Civil War

Quizzes

American Civil War: Biographies Quiz
American Civil War: States Quiz
American Civil War: Years Quiz

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