Friday, May 30, 2014

Resources for your Civil War Project

Here is the list the Media Center created for your Civil War Project: 

Civil War Websites

Slave Photos

African American Life in the 1800s

Eyewitness to History

Photos of Slaves and Slave Life

Slaves working in the fields – authentic photo in South Carolina

Civil War Photo Gallery – great for pictures of your character

Civil War Homepage

Rose O'Neal Greenhow Papers (Confederate Spy)

North Carolina Digital History Civil War

North Carolina Digital History Rose O’Neal Greenhow Confederate Spy

Maryland In The Civil War Enoch Pratt Free Library

 Britannica Online School Edition

History Reference Center

Issue & Controversies

Gale in U.S. History Context

Annals of American History Online Resource Civil War Scrapbook

1862 Rose O'Neal Greenhow was an untiring Confederate spy who operated out of Washington in the first year of the Civil War.


1862 Julia Ward Howe told the story of how she came to write "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Mary Boykin Chesnut was the daughter of a governor of South Carolina and the wife of a U.S. senator diary


1861 Editorials Summary of how war is hurting South, but North is doing well economically





Benjamin F. Butler was a major general of the Union Army in command of Fortress Monroe in Virginia. When the problem of refugee slaves arose, he took the initiative and refused to return them, declaring the slaves “contraband of war.”


All Quiet Along the Potomac To-Night, written by Ethel Lynn Beers, a New York poet transferred later into a Confederate Song



1863 ‘"Marching Song of the First Arkansas" was the fighting song of the First Arkansas Colored Regiment of the Union Army. It was written in 1863 by Captain Lindley Miller, a member of a New York regiment and later commander of this African American regiment. He called it “a good song to fight with.” The song was widely popular among African American troops during the war.’


1863 Patrick Gilmore, the Irish bandmaster of the Union Army – the song – When Johnny Comes Marching Home”


1863 Corporal James Gooding, a soldier of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment’s Plea for Equal Pay


Abraham Lincoln “Emancipation Proclamation”


Quaker Abolitionist “One Hundred Thousand More” – a song


1864 Recollections of a Private Soldier in the Army of the Potomac, New York, 1887: “How Men Die in Battle.”


1864 This popular Civil War song was written by Walter Kittredge in 1862, shortly after he entered the Union Army; but Kittredge could not get it published for two years, and so it did not start to be sung until 1864. Then it was sung by everybody—by soldiers on both sides, and by the folks at home, with the result that the sheet music sale ran into many thousands.

1864 Andersonville Diary, etc., etc., Auburn, N.Y., 1881, pp. 75–95.

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