Useful resources on the American Civil war? (accounting for the success of the North.)I am doing a(n) Historical Investigation into the American civil war (accounting for the success of the...

Useful resources on the American Civil war? (accounting for the success of the North.)

I am doing a(n) Historical Investigation into the American civil war (accounting for the success of the North).

I was just wondering whether anyone had any good resources that they used durong their assignments and projects. Any suggestions would be extremely helpful.

Thanks, gigi

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gigi-nublet,

The best websites on the American Civil War, many with scanned historical documents are:

  1. www.americancivilwar.com
  2. www.americancivilwar.com/civil.html
  3. spec.lib.vt.edu/civwar
  4. www.civilwar.com
  5. http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war
  6. sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war
  7. sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html
  8. www.hist.unt.edu/web_resources_mil/am_civil_war1.htm
  9. homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm
  10. www.cwc.lsu.edu
  11. www.civilwarhome.com
  12. alexanderstreet.com/resources/civilwar.access.htm
  13. www.civil-war.net
  14. www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivilwarC.htm
  15. www.history.com/content/civilwar
  16. www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/civilwar.htm
  17. civilwar.si.edu
  18. www.snowcrest.net/jmike/civilwarmil.html
  19. www.archives.gov/research/civil-war/index.htmll

I am not sure where you live, but if you can get to one of the following museums, they have many valuable resources:

  1. A. H. Stephens Historic Park
  2. African American Civil War Memorial
  3. Andersonville National Historic Site
  4. Antietam National Battlefield
  5. Atlanta Cyclorama
  6. Bennett Place
  7. Bentonville Battlefield
  8. Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
  9. Bulltown, West Virginia
  10. Burt-Stark Mansion
  11. Camp Moore
  12. Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
  13. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
  14. Civil War Museum (Bardstown)
  15. Civil War Soldiers Museum
  16. Civil War and Underground Railroad Museum of Philadelphia
  17. Confederate Museum 
  18. Fort McAllister Historic Park
  19. Fort Sumter
  20. Grant's Headquarters at City Point Museum
  21. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
  22. Manassas National Battlefield Park
  23. Museum of the Confederac 
  24. Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
  25. Petersburg National Battlefield
  26. Port Hudson State Historic Site
  27. Richmond National Battlefield Park
  28. Shiloh National Military Park
  29. Soldiers and Sailors National Military Museum and Memorial
  30. Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis)
  31. Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
  32. Stones River National Battlefield
  33. Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum
  34. Vicksburg National Military Park

For books, I would recommend:

  1. The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote
  2. Battle Cry of Freedom by McPherson
  3. Killer Angels by Shaara
  4. Lee's Lieutenants by Freeman
  5. Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend by Robertson
  6. The Gettysburg Campaign by Edwin B. Coddington
  7. A Stillness at Appomattox  by Bruce Catton
  8. Confederacy's Last Hurrah/Embrace an Angry Wind by Wiley Sword

I rate The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote as one of the best books on the Civil War I have ever read.

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