Horseman In The Sky
||This is a great little story by Ambrose
Bierce. It first appeared in "Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" published in
||Winfield Scott's original plan on how to
crush the rebellion.
With The Army Of The Potomac
||A personal reminiscence by Professor T.
S. C. Lowe, who introduced and made balloon observations on the Peninsula for the Union
||Passed by Southern politicians in the
former Confederate states, 1865-66, these codes were meant to regulate the life and labor
of newly freed slaves.
||An interesting article about the
initial blockading of the Southern seaports by the Union Navy.
||As far as Lincoln was
concerned there were four of them. Here is a brief description.
In The Civil War
||How young they were! Yet every bit the
full measure of a man.
In The Fray
||This is the best short description of
the VMI Cadets participation at the battle of New Market that I have read.
||From the Official Records, here is Lieut. Edward P. Doherty's, Sixteenth New York Cavalry, Official Report of the
the Civil War
||The price in blood, how great it was!
Just a little something to put it in perspective.
Of The Civil War
||Something unique here and not what you
were taught in school. The causes as the Confederates saw them.
Cavalry Battle and Charges
||A fairly long article
about this most important aspect of the war that is often overlooked.
War All Stars
||For the students amongst you. Got an
English assignment to write something using metaphors? Take a look at this. Written over
30 years ago and still fresh.
War Battle Names
||Nope, this does not give a list of
battle names. It does give a pretty good explanation as to why the Union and Confederate
forces called the battles by different names.
War Chat Room
||Want to discuss the war? Want to
find out a lot of info that you might not be aware of? Or just want to chat with
some one of a like mind. You have just found the place. Welcome aboard!!
Correspondents Memorial Arch
||One of the most unusual memorials to
come out of the Civil War. Resting atop South Mountain, it is a "must" see when
visiting the Antietam Battlefield.
||These are copies of the
weekly discussions held by members of a Civil War Chat Room. Even if you don't like chat
rooms you will probably enjoy reading these very enlightening and in-depth discussions.
|Civil War "Firsts"
||Ever thought about how many
things that we take for granted today actually first happened in the Civil War? You
might just be surprised.
Interesting Kin Folks
||Think you have problems sorting out
who's who at a family reunion? Take a look at this beauty.
||One of the most often overlooked but yet
one of the most valuable Civil War services.
||"A war by any other name..."
Just a few of the different names used to describe the Civil War.
||A little on this seldom discussed aspect
of the Civil War.
Provost-Marshal And the Citizen
||A little on how the Writ of Habeas
Corpus was kind of set aside during the war.
||Descriptions of the various weapons used
during the Civil War.
||Another step take to prevent secession.
Confederate Generals Killed In War
provides a list of the Confederate generals who were killed in action or
died of wounds as a result of that action.
Medal of Honor
||Just a little something to show that the
Medal of Honor given during the Civil War was not the same as those given today.
|Conscription (Military Draft)
||It didn't start until later in the war,
however, when it did, if you didn't volunteer, they came after you.
||Both sides had to deal with this issue.
||A short article that explains a little
about the origin of this word in the Civil War.
||No, this is not about the coin.
However, they did wear it as their symbol.
Of The Civil War
||Ever thought about what this war might
have cost? It wasn't cheap!
brief description of how the South tried to use their cotton to bring
England into the Civil War.
Cotton Is King
Interesting article on the role cotton played in the war.
||An interesting article that describes
Lincoln's death and the events that followed it.
Of The States
||A dandy map showing how the country was
divided at the beginning of the war.
this document it was a war to preserve the Union. After the
Proclamation it was a war not only to preserve the Union, but a crusade to
free the slaves.
Emancipation Proclamation Background
little something to show how this "proclamation" came to be and the
reactions to it.
Composition Of The Forces
||In this age of "political
correctness," where everything must be equally balanced, have you ever thought about
the make-up of the armies during the war? Well, if you did, this will make some good
reading for you.
And The American Civil War
||Just what was the relationship between
Europe, the U.S.A. and the C.S.A? Just a little something that might help you understand.
Horses Of The Civil War
||It is amazing but some of the horses
became almost as famous as those that rode them.
||Discusses the disposition of the freed
slaves (including the Freedmen's Bureau) of the Civil War. The Report(s) of the
Freedmen Inquiry Commission linked from this page contain probably the most detailed
information on slavery on the Internet.
|George Townsend, Correspondent
||One of the most read Newspaper
Correspondents to come out of the Civil War, this page contains a series of excerpts from
his book, "Campaigns of a Non-Combatant."
Locomotive Chase In Georgia
||The survivors of this raid were the
first ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
||Now if you're looking for something
that is not widely know about the war, take a look at this. I don't suppose it would
surprise you to know that there was a lot of finger pointing after the Battle of
||It wasn't a part of the Civil War, but
it sure played a pretty big role in getting it started.
||Would there have been a Civil War
without this? Who knows.
||This article only addresses the Klan as
it applied to the Reconstruction era.
||Though not a part of the Civil War, they
most certainly played a part in its beginning.
||Explains what the Emancipation
Proclamation did and did not do.
unusual term that few know the real meaning of.
traditional border between Northern and Southern states.
Of The Battle Losses
||If you read the section of this website
on Fox's Regimental Losses you saw a lot of numbers. Now read just what those numbers
||Just a fine recipe detailing just how
this great elixir of the Old South should be made. Even if you don't drink I think you
will enjoy reading this.
||The first step taken to prevent
York Draft Riots
||Conscription was not popular, North or
Northern Industry In The Civil War
Describes how the war affected the Northern Industry.
||The Union had their Copperheads, the
Confederacy had their Peace Societies.
||One of the best descriptions of this
particular portion of the Battle of Gettysburg that I have seen. Well worth a look see.
and Songs Of The Civil War
||I know that there are lots of sites on
the Internet with this title. I Looked at most of them and they are very good. However,
these are just the ones I like. Not to worry though, I am constantly adding to this
portion of my website. I hope to have a lot more up there.
Of The U.S. (1860 Census)
||Provides charts for population of both
free and slave based on the 1860 census.
||See what the cadets learned at the
"point" and did or did not use during the war.
||Provides articles on both the prisoners and the prisons that held
||If you want to know what the
Southerners went through in the years immediately following the war, you need to look it
this. It wasn't very pretty.
And The Civil War
||Describes how the Republican Party
came to be and explains the meaning of the terms "Black Republican" and
||Interesting how the Yanks (or at least
one) viewed the "Secession."
||Want to know how various portions of the
army communicated with one another during the battle? This combined with the Civil War
Military Telegraph Service (located elsewhere on this page) will give a clear idea of how
most of the communications were accomplished.
unusual name for a very unusual act during Sherman's march to the sea.
||You can believe that these folks weren't
No. 1 on the people of Georgia's "Most Well Liked" list.
Sherman's March To The
||Presents the Union version of this event.
Sherman And The Colored Ministers
||The minutes of a very interesting meeting between Sherman
and a group of colored ministers in Savannah.
Civil War Era
||Very good, detailed information about
this "peculiar institution."
In The Civil War
||Yep, they even had spies in this war.
Both sides did a pretty fair job of it too, considering the times.
|St. Louis Massacre
||It wasn't big, but it did happen.
||Just a little something on a
controversial issue that led up to the Civil War.
||A brief explanation of these terms and
how they applied during the Civil War.
||Ever wonder where the first idea that
the last Thursday of November would to be Thanksgiving Day came from? It might just
|The American Question Abroad
||An interesting article about the
diplomatic maneuvering going on in Europe in regards to the Civil War.
Civil War's Last Great Peace Effort
||This meeting took place between Lincoln
and representatives of the Confederate Government in February 1865. Also provided is
Lincoln's official response to congress about the meeting.
||We call them mines today, but in the
Civil War they were just as deadly regardless of what they were called!
||No Civil War site would be complete
without a little something on Lee's favorite war-horse, "Traveller."
||Taken from the Confederate Military
History, this is a little discussed incident of the war.
And Confederate Indians
||From "Battles and Leaders of the
Civil War," a good description of the Indians that fought for both sides.
Union Generals Killed In The War
provides a list of the Union generals who were killed in action or died of
wounds as a result of that action.
||Article originally published in The
Philadelphia Weekly Times around 1877. A good read!
|War By The
Brave Against The Brave
||A great piece written by Maj. Gen. John
B. Gordon, CS, that shows even in the cruelty of war there were some very humanitarian
||A very good description of both sides'
cavalry during the war.
||If you ever wondered how Benjamin Butler
earned the nickname "The Beast," you are about to find out.
||Bet you didn't know that there were
women who dressed as men in the Civil War and fought right along side the men. Well, they
did. Take a look.