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Starting point. United States history. History of the American Civil War! The Civil War. First Battle of Bull Run Kurz & Allison.

The Civil War

 The Civil War. A Brief Overview of the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln (National Archives) The Civil War is the central event in America's historical consciousness.

A Brief Overview of the American Civil War

While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world.

Northern victory in the war preserved the United States as one nation and ended the institution of slavery that had divided the country from its beginning. But these achievements came at the cost of 625,000 lives--nearly as many American soldiers as died in all the other wars in which this country has fought combined. U.S. Civil War 1861-1865. Jump To: Fort Sumter Attacked - First Bull Run - Shiloh - Second Bull Run - Antietam - Fredericksburg - Chancellorsville - Gettysburg - Chickamauga - Chattanooga - Cold Harbor - March to the Sea - Lee Surrenders - Lincoln Shot November 6, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln, who had declared "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free...

U.S. Civil War 1861-1865

" is elected president, the first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote. December 20, 1860 - South Carolina secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Auction and Negro sales, Atlanta, Georgia. 1861 February 9, 1861 - The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis, a West Point graduate and former U.S.

Civil War in the American South. In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the start of the American Civil War, Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL).

Civil War in the American South

ASERL members hold deep and extensive collections documenting the history and culture of the American South, developed over hundreds of years to support scholarly research and teaching. Many of the special or unique manuscripts, photographs, books, newspapers, broadsides, and other materials have been digitized to provide broader access to these documents for scholars and students around the world.

Civil War in the American South is a collaborative initiative to provide a single, shared point of access to the Civil War digital collections held at many individual libraries. This site currently links to more than 10,000 items from 30 libraries. Civil War 150: Civil War Stories, Civil War Battles, Civil War Pictures, Civil War Timeline. Civilwar. Civil War Trust: Saving America's Civil War Battlefields.

Civil War Photos. Select Audiovisual Records National Archives and Records AdministrationWashington, DC 20408 Engineers of the 8th N.Y.

Civil War Photos

State Militia, 1861. No. Ill-B-499. Cropped from Select List # 5.View larger image Contents: The War Between the States was the first large and prolonged conflict recorded by photography. The name Mathew B. The pictures listed in this publication are in the Still Picture Branch of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Photographs included in this leaflet have been listed under one of four main headings: activities, places, portraits, and Lincoln's assassination. At the end of this leaflet, there are instructions for ordering photographs.

Sandra Nickles and Joe D. Activities Army Life 1. 2. 3. 4. Army Units. About the War. The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places, from Valverde, New Mexico, and Tullahoma, Tennessee, to St.

About the War

Albans, Vermont, and Fernandina on the Florida coast. More than 3 million Americans fought in it, and over 600,000 men—2 percent of the population—died in it. American homes became headquarters, American churches and schoolhouses sheltered the dying, and huge foraging armies swept across American farms and burned American towns. Americans slaughtered one another wholesale, right here in America in their own cornfields and peach orchards, along familiar roads and by waters with old American names.

The Civil War in America. Primary Source Sets - The Civil War - Themed Resources. Back to Themed Resources Specific artifacts (images, manuscripts, maps, sound files) with analysis tools help students think like historians about a particular historical event or phenomenon.

Primary Source Sets - The Civil War - Themed Resources

Abraham Lincoln Takes a National Role Speeches, correspondence, campaign materials and a map documenting the free and slave states in 1856 chronicle Lincoln’s rise to national prominence. Civil War Primary Sources. Primary Documents by Topic: Most Popular Official Records Addresses & Speeches Acts, Bills, & Orders Military Correspondence & Documents Personal Correspondence & Narratives Prints & Photos Maps Document Collections Getting Started Primary Documents Official Confederate Correspondence Robert E.

Civil War Primary Sources

American Civil War - Battles, Facts & Pictures - History.com. Civil War atlas to accompany Steele's American campaigns. Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Civil War atlas to accompany Steele's American campaigns.

Chicago citation style: United States Military Academy. Department Of Military Art And Engineering, Vincent J Esposito, and Matthew Forney Steele. Civil War atlas to accompany Steele's American campaigns. [West Point, N.Y.: s.n., ? APA citation style: United States Military Academy. MLA citation style: United States Military Academy. American Civil War History - American Civil War. Lincoln had used the occasion of the Union victory at Antietam to issue a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in the rebellious states after January 1, 1863.

American Civil War History - American Civil War

He justified his decision as a wartime measure, and did not go so far as to free the slaves in the border states loyal to the Union. Still, the Emancipation Proclamation deprived the Confederacy of the bulk of its labor forces and put international public opinion strongly on the Union side. Some 186,000 black soldiers would join the Union Army by the time the war ended in 1865, and 38,000 lost their lives. In the spring of 1863, Hooker’s plans for a Union offensive were thwarted by a surprise attack by the bulk of Lee’s forces on May 1, whereupon Hooker pulled his men back to Chancellorsville. The Confederates gained a costly victory in the battle that followed, suffering 13,000 casualties (around 22 percent of their troops); the Union lost 17,000 men (15 percent).