do we hope--fervently do we pray--that this mighty scourge of war may speedily
pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled
by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall
be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid
by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago,
so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord, are true and righteous
Abraham Lincoln in his Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865
The Official Records
The War of the Rebellion: The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies and Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion can be found on-line at either of two excellent sites, each of which includes other useful resources:
Cornell University's "Making of America Collection". This useful site also includes a number of other useful sources.
eHistory.com. The same goes for this site as well.
Writings of Major Leaders
TeachingAmericanHistory.org Document Library of the Civil War Era. This collection includes writings and speeches of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens, William Lloyd Garrison, and others.
Stonewall Jackson Papers
Horace Greeley Letter
Cornell University's "Making of America Collection".
The Library of Congress Historic Newspapers Collection.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1841-1902
Diaries and Letters
Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers
Research Aids and Databases
The Civil War Archive File Index. Contains diaries and letters from both sides.
Northwest Ohio Civil War Newspaper Correspondence Index
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
American Civil War Research Database (subscription required)
NewspaperArchive.com (subscription required)
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Archives USA (subscription required)
National Archives Research Catalog
Repositories of Primary Sources
Cornell University's "Making of America"
The University of Michigan's "Making of America"
Documenting the American South
U.S. GenWeb Project
Military Order of the Loyal Legion War Papers
U.S. Army Military History Institute
Schoff Civil War Collection
Auburn University Special Collections and Archives
University of Delaware Special Collections
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
Informative Websites on Civil War Subjects
The Battle of Shiloh. The most comprehensive and informative site on the web relative to this important battle, sponsored by Civil War Gazette and the Center for the Study of the American Civil War.
Ken Jones' Eclectic Projects Page. This site contains links to many other Civil War websites.
U.S. Civil War Center
The Valley of the Shadow. Dual studies of Staunton, Virginia, and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during the Civil War.
The Ohio Historical Society's "Fight for the Colors" Ohio Battle Flag Collection.
Music of the Civil War
and music of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"
Words and music of "Rally Round the Flag"
Band Music of the Civil War in the Library of Congress
The Music of the American Civil War
More Civil War Music
Poetry and Music of the Civil War
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