Civil War



This site provides information about many aspects of the American Civil War based upon artifacts from the Smithsonian's collections. Clicking on the dotted square icon at the top of each subject area page allows access to images of selected items along with insights into the featured documents, photos, and artifacts of the era.

The American Civil War
Learn about American Civil War battles, life stories of important participants, re-enactments, and more.
The Civil War Net
This is a very large collection of well-organized links to people, battles, and documents, including letters and diaries of those connected to the Civil War. Also includes reenactment photos and links to many original photos.
Civil War Women
Opportunities to read diaries, documents, and letters revealing women’s lives and experiences during the Civil War. Includes links to great historical photos.
The American Civil War Homepage - Links to written histories of the war are included on this extensive site.
Spartacus International - Civil War Chornology, Battles, Political Figures, Military Leaders.
Selected Civil War Photographs - The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
More Pictures of the Civil War - Collected by National Archives.
Poetry and Music of the War Between the States - These are indexed by title, first line, or author. Also includes links to other appropriate Web sites.