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Comp Research Resources 2020-2021: Civil War

Civil War

There are an amazing number of online resources about the civil war.  If you find something that you feel is reliable and should be added to this page let Ms. Hopkins know.  


A few of the e-books available in the Gale e-books database:

Read more! Check out available historical fiction titles from this era such as:

General Information a good first place to start when looking for primary sources.  Think of the DPLA as a one stop shopping place which will direct you to libraries, museums, archives that have digital collections.  

Tutorial: DPLA Search Tips

Some significant people/terms from the era that might lead to primary source materials:

  • Mathew Brady, photographer
  • Civil war leaders: William Tecumseh Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forest
  • United States Sanitary Commission Documents
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Mary Chestnut
  • Elijah (Elisha) Hunt Rhodes
  • George Templeton Strong 

Maps and Images

Battles of the Civil War

Digital Primary Sources