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Civil War Sites on the Internet

I have spent several years now roaming around on the Internet looking at the various Civil War Sites, and while there are literally hundreds of them available, most are very specialized. The following are the ones I use the most. If yours is not on here and you feel like it would contribute to those that want to learn more about the late Rebellion, just drop me a line.   However, do not ask me to display a banner.  You will notice there are none, nor will there be, on my website.

A. P. Hill, Confederate General By far the finest website I have seen on "Powell." You name it, it has it. Check it out, I think you will agree.
Abraham Lincoln Research Site Excellent site! If you have questions on Lincoln, the webmaster of this site is the one to ask.
American Civil War 1861-1865 Very good site.  Well indexed with a lot of information.
American Civil War Site Very Good site and nicely indexed.   Detailed write-ups on several Tennessee battles. 
Andy Thomas' CW Paintings and Prints If you are in the least interested in Civil War paintings, especially those of the Western Theater, this is one you don't want to miss. 
Archival Maps: The Source for Old Maps Although this is a commercial site I thought some of you might like to see what is available.  They make just a dandy decoration for your office or family room.
At the Edge of Honor If you are the least interested in the naval aspects of the Civil War this is just a dandy fiction novel.  The first in a series, it could very well rival the Hornblower series. 
Battle of Chickamauga Just a dandy site on this very crucial battle.  The site is well constructed and has a lot of information on it. 
Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri A very well done website about this little known battle in the Western Theater.  Its worth the visit.
Battle of Marianna, Florida An especially well done site about this little known battle.
Causes of the Civil War A must site to visit when studying this question!  However, don't look for a simple answer here, since there is not one, rather just tons of good "primary" resource data. A very well done site with lots of photos and narrative dealing with the Western Theater.  You can't go wrong with this one.
Civil War Battlefield Photos Interesting site with lots of photos of the Eastern Theater battlefields as they appear today.
Civil War Battle Summaries Really good site to get a quick look at an overall summary of a battle. I find this site most useful when I am starting to research a particular battle that I am totally unfamiliar with. It gives name, where it took place, when, number of causalities, commanders involved, victor, and a brief summary of the battle itself.
Civil War Interactive Probably the best "on line" Civil War Magazine there is. Check it out!
Civil War Life-The Soldiers' Museum The home page of one of the newer Civil War museums.  A very well done site with a gallery of images of some of their displays plus an online ordering capability for their gift shop and a nice Civil War links section.  You might want to take a look. 
Civil War Links Index Formally maintained by LSU's Civil War Center, now maintained by, this links index is probably the most extensive on the Internet.  Well worth a look.
Civil War News The webmaster has said it all on the index page of this site, "For People With an Active Interest in the Civil War Today."  Just a fine site that is well worth the visit.
Civil War Pictures Just a great photo site!  Well organized, easy to navigate, over 2,000 photos, and lots of info besides the photos.  You got to see this one!
Civil War Photographs Absolutely the best site on the Internet for Civil War Photographs.
Civil War Standard The newest place to buy Civil War books, videos, collectibles, prints and posters, etc.  Over a 1,000 products and the prices are right.  If you are looking to buy something Civil War, this is the place. The best and largest site to have interactive discussions about any topic concerning the American Civil War. A non-biased and friendly community.
Civil War Token Society If you want to learn more about tokens in Civil War, some as described in the site above, this one is just a dandy.
Civil War Vignettes This is a commercial "Civil War Genealogy Research Site."  What makes it unique is the photo they offer.  Since I do my own research, I can't say "yea nor nay" on the service, but it is an interesting approach.  If you need help with family research in the Civil War era, you might want to take a look.
Civil War Virtual Battlefield Tours A very interesting site that not only takes you on a tour of a lot of battlefields but gives some very good descriptions of the battles. Well worth the visit.
Correspondence Of Rev. James S. Griffing and J. Augusta Goodrich An amazing collection of letters between these two individuals spanning the years 1841 to 1882.  The site is well laid out and a detailed introduction is provided for each set of letters.  A great place to spend some time.
Dakota State University American Civil War This is a very good starting "link" site when studying the Civil War. Its very well organized and not too many "dead links."
Dave Larson's Webpage This is truly a dandy site that includes tons of information on the 8th Georgia Infantry, 3rd Georgia Cavalry, and the 10th Alabama Infantry. What a great site for "history" enthusiasts!  Especially for those interested in the Civil War.  Looking for more of the "Official Records" than are available on my site?  You just found them!
Fort McAllister, A Virtual Tour If you can't visit Fort McAllister, the last obstacle Sherman had to face before completing his march to the sea, take this tour.  Takes a little time to download but worth the wait.
Old Fort Jackson, A Virtual Tour Brought to you by the same site that brought you the virtual tour of Fort McAllister linked above.
Freeman Markers Just a great site to learn about some little known Civil War Markers in and about the city of Richmond, Va.  Yes, Freeman is the one and only Douglas Southall Freeman of "Lee's Lieutenant's" and "Lee" fame.  This is a don't miss site.
Gettysburg Photographs An excellent site.  Extensive photo galleries of the battlefield and panorama photos that trace the changes in the battlefield as it is restored to its 1863 appearance.   The site is well constructed and easy to navigate.  Well worth the visit.
J.E.'s Civil War Page A very good site maintained by a personal friend of mine. Take a look when you get the chance.
John Bell Hood Just an excellent site about one of my favorites in the war.
Kilroy Was Here Although this is not a Civil War site, if you are interested in WWII or the Korean War this is a must visit.  It's the best I have seen.
Leonidas Polk Probably the most in-depth website on the good bishop there is.  Well worth the visit.
Longstreet Society If you are looking to learn more about Lee's "Old War Horse" this is the place.
Medal of Honor Page While this site is not Civil War Specific, it is by far the best site on the Medal of Honor that I have seen.
Military Reading An excellent site providing lists (both books and Links) of material that deals with the military.
Missouri State Guard, Co. B., 2nd Battalion's Homepage A website about some of Missouri's finest.
Mower General Hospital A fine site about one of the war's great hospitals.  Take a look at this beauty!
Museum of Civil War Medicine One of newer museums about the Civil War also has a fine website. Give it a visit when you get the chance.
Online Civil War Indexes, Records & Rosters Probably the best site to find links to individual records in the Civil War.  Don't miss this beauty!
Pennsylvania Volunteers A great site for finding out all things concerning Pennsylvania in the Civil War.
Plenty of Blame to go Around A great new book that addresses that over 100 year old question, "Did Stuart's absence at the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg cause Lee to lose the battle?"  A must have book for your library.  Don't miss this one!
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States Probably the best of it's kind on the Internet. Check it out!
Rare Book Reprints Normally I don't link to a commercial site but this one has a lot to offer. Not only are the books extremely reasonably priced, there is a lot of good info here in the form of excerpts.
Reminiscences Of Capt. Harmon Hubbard

A first person account of the Civil War through the writings and biography of Civil War Captain Harmon Hubbard.  Capt. Hubbard survived Andersonville Prison and participated in the Battle of Ft. Blakely.

Rumble on The Rappahannock Looking for a good description of the battle of Chancellorsville, including maps. Try this one.
Salisbury Prison Nice site on this Confederate prison.  Good information and a lot of interesting images. If you need info about this prison you just found the site where its located.
Signal Corps, Reenactor 's Division Mostly for reenactors, but also has a lot of other interesting "Signal Corps" data. 
Terrell's 37th Texas Cavalry One of the finest "reenactor" sites on the Internet with a lot of factual information about this outstanding multiracial and multiethnic unit.   Well worth the visit whether you are a reenactor or not.
To Gettysburg:  Songs Inspired By The Great Battle Original songs about this battle sang in the traditional style.  You really have to hear this!
Timothy J. Regan's Lost Diaries Want to see an original diary?  This is the place.  Although the site is for a museum, the fact that they have the diary in the original hand is well worth the visit.
Ulysses S. Grant Homepage Not a better U.S. Grant page on the Internet!
Young Heroes of History You teachers might want to take a look at this site.  By a teacher for teachers, but something for all.
1st Alabama Cavalry (USV) Have  you ever thought about how many Alabama units fought for the North?  Well, this one did and it is well documented. Well worth your time.
19th United States Infantry Regiment This is a reenactment site with a lot of good information on the actual unit.
 New Jersey in the Civil War Just a fine site to learn about New Jersey in the Civil War.
51st Illinois Infantry A really good site that has a lot of information about this regiment

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