Historical Online Resources


History Channel

America’s Civil War – History Net


Library of Congress – immense resources and digital collections

Smithsonian – Civil War articles and photos

Civil War Photos  – Collection of Civil War photography.

Original Photographs from the Civil War  – Collection of Civil War photography.

Civil War Music This site contains everything from fife & drum music to Civil War song lyrics and photographs of Civil War musicians to help you get a better idea of the war’s more musical side.

Chronology of the Prisoner of War Exchange and Parole Cartel

The Declaration of Causes of Seceding StatesOriginal documents written by several of the states as to why they were seceding.

Secession Acts of the Thirteen Confederate States – Original secession documents from each of the Confederate states.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies  – Compilation of events during each campaign of the American Civil War.

REVISED REGULATIONS for the ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1861  – This site is a web-based guide of United States Army Uniform regulations for the Civil War period.

CW Artillery and Weapons ManufacturersLists of foundries, manufacturers, owners, inspectors, and identification initials


Battlefields & National Parks


Antietam National Battlefield

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg Visitor Center & Cyclorama – The Visitor Center, Museum and Cyclorama are open daily and operated by the Gettysburg Foundation.

Petersburg National Battlefield

Shiloh National Military Park

Vicksburg National Military Park


CW Organizations 


Gettysburg Foundation – Preserves and promotes the Gettysburg battlefield

Civil War Trust – Buys and preserves acreage of battlefields




America’s Civil War  – Insights into the battles, strategies and leaders with photos, artwork and detailed maps. Lavishly illustrated companion periodical to Civil War Times, America’s Civil War provides insights into the epic conflict that divided the nation for four tragic years.

Blue and Gray Magazine  – Print magazine covering various topics for the Civil War enthusiast.

Civil War News  – For people with an active interest in the Civil War today!

Civil War Times Biographies, battles, eyewitness accounts and period photos of America’s greatest internal conflict. Civil War Times delivers the thrilling, extraordinary history of Americas most deadly internal struggle, from biographies to battle stories, eyewitness accounts to period photographs, plus travel guides, perceptive book reviews and more.

Sullivan Press  – Provides quality reproductions of paper and books from the American Revolution and Civil War eras.




Civil War Reenactment Headquarters  – The online source for Civil War Reenactment Events and Battle Schedules, Sutlers and Sponsors, Civil War Reenactors, and other useful Living History information.

The Authentic Campaigner  – A website for the authentic Civil War living historian Good place for picking up used goods.

The Civil War Reenactors  – Forms and discussions about the Civil War. Good place for picking up used goods.


Event Schedules


Civil War Traveler This site contains a schedule of Civil War events throughout the United States.

From Wood Cabin to White House: Abe Lincoln Timeline Search events calendar for Harper’s Ferry NHP.

Harper’s Ferry NPS Events Calendar – Search events calendar for Harper’s Ferry NHP



Units, Museums, and Sites


Civil War Union Reenacting Units  – List of Union reenacting units by state represented.

Civil War Confederate Reenacting Units  – List of Confederate reenacting units by state represented.

Unit Listing at  – Unit directory.

3rd US Infantry, Co K (Buffsticks) Company K of the 3rd US Infantry located in the Northern Virginia area.

1st Maryland Regiment  – 1st Md out of Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md. Garrison’s as NY Heavy Artillery at the Fort.

61st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry  – 61st PVI in Western MD and PA

142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment – Co F 142 Pa. out of Harrisburg

Jerusalem Mill  – Historic mill located on the Little Gunpowder River that was in the path of Gilmore’s Raiders. Just a few miles away is an old stagecoach barn where Gilmore’s men spent the night on their trek through Maryland.

White Oak Civil War Museum Museum of recovered artifacts from troops quartered during the winter around the local area.

The National Civil War Museum – Harrisburg, PA