Location: Alexandria, Tennessee
Surnames/tags: US_Civil_War Tennessee Volunteers Carroll_Jones Jones-43215
1854 - The Republican party was formed by men opposed to the extension of slavery.
1855-1856 - Warfare in Kansas between slavery and anti-slavery factions. John Brown, a radical abolitionist born in Torrington, Connecticut, led a raid on pro-slavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek in Kansas, killing five.
1858 - A review of Ohio's military forces was held.
10/16-18/1859 - John Brown and his followers captured the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia (later West Virginia), planning to use the arms to incite a slave revolt in the south. U.S. Marines, led by Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee, forced them to surrender.
12/2/1859 - Convicted of murder and treason against Virginia, John Brown was hanged at Charles Town, Va.
1860 - Republican Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of the United States. South Carolina is the first state to secede from the Union in protest.
- 12/20/1860 South Carolina Readmitted to the Union in 6/25/1868
- 1/9/1861 Mississippi Readmitted to the Union in 2/17/1870
- 1/10/1861 Florida Readmitted to the Union in 6/25/1868
- 1/11/1861 Alabama Readmitted to the Union in 6/25/1868
- 1/19/1861 Georgia Readmitted to the Union in 7/15/1870
- 1/26/1861 Louisiana Readmitted to the Union in 6/25/1868
- 2/23/1861 Texas Readmitted to the Union in 3/30/1870
- 4/17/1861 Virginia Readmitted to the Union in 1/16/1870
- 5/6/1861 Arkansas Readmitted to the Union in 6/22/1868
- 5/20/1861 North Carolina Readmitted to the Union in 6/25/1868
- 6/8/1861 Tennessee Readmitted to the Union in 7/24/1866
1/29/1861 Kansas becomes the 34th state.
2/8/1861 - The Confederate states are organized in a convention at Montgomery, Alabama, their first capital. When Virginia seceded from the Union, Richmond became the new capital of the Confederacy.
2/9/1861 - Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederate states.
3/4/1861- President Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated.
4/12/1861 - The Civil War begins at 4:30 a.m. - South Carolina's Confederate troops attack federal Fort Sumter at Charleston, South Carolina.
4/14/1861 - Fort Sumter surrenders.
4/15/1861 - President Lincoln calls upon states and territories for 75,000 militiamen to serve for 90 days.
4/17/1861 - Western delegates at Virginia Convention oppose Virginia's secession from the Union.
6/20/1861 - West Virginians choose a governor who is loyal to the Union.
1/1/1863 - President Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in areas controlled by the Confederacy.
6/20/1863 - West Virginia becomes the 35th state, separating itself from Virginia.
7/1-3/1863 - General Robert E. Lee invades Pennsylvania, is turned back at Gettysburg by General Meade's Union Army.
10/31/1864 - Nevada becomes the 36th state.
1864 - Ulysses S. Grant becomes the Supreme Commander of the Union Armies. Grant pushed the Confederate Army south into Virginia, while General William T. Sherman advanced from the west to Atlanta, Georgia, on his "Grand March to the Sea".
1864 - Lincoln is elected for a 2nd term as President.
4/9/1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox courthouse in Virginia.
4/14/1865 - President Abraham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. He died the next day.
4/15/1865 - Andrew Johnson is sworn in as the 17th President of the United States.
5/26/1865 - Surrender of the last Confederate army at Shreveport, Louisiana, ending the Civil War.
12/18/1865 - Slavery is abolished by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. constitution.
3/2/1867 - The Reconstruction Act was passed, organizing the southern states into five military districts.
10/18/1867 - Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million.
5/30/1868 - In this year, Saturday, May 30th was set as the date on which to observe "Decoration Day." This tradition was begun on May 5, 1866 and had been repeated on May 5, 1867. ("The Towpath" - April, 1997)
7/28/1868 - Citizenship was granted to former slaves by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
3/4/1869 - Ulysses S. Grant was inaugurated as the 18th President of the United States
Communicate with Project Members
- WikiTree U.S. Civil War Project Google+ Community - Open to everyone and anyone!
Wiki Tree Resource Pages
- Soldier's Guide to which hospital the sick and wounded of each state are sent. From the Richmond Sentinel, 8/10/1863
Resources By Union or Confederate
Confederate American Pride Clipart: Free downloads of clip art, nice selection of flags.
Sons of the South Welcome to The Civil War, the WEB's most extensive source of original Civil War resources. This site has over 7,000 pages of original Civil War content, and is full of incredible photographs, original illustrations, and eye-witness accounts of the defining moments of this Historic Struggle.
Shotgun's Civil War Home Page From the blood soaked plains of Manassas, to the smoke filled skies of Atlanta, and finally to the tear filled eyes at Appomattox. For four of the bloodiest years in the history of this Republic the war raged. It started as Yanks and Rebs, it ended as "Americans!!"
Deaths of Confederate Soldiers in Confederate Hospitals 14 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. (Worldcat) (FHL book 975 V2w.)
Confederate Burials 28 Volumes. Watkins, Raymond W., compiler. (Worldcat) (FHL book 975 V3w.)
Petersburg, Virginia roster of war dead
African American Resources
54th Regiment Massachsetts Volunteers This unit lost two-thirds of their officers and half of their troops, was memorably dramatized in the film Glory.
US Archives African American Research resources
University of Washington History: African American
Kid Port Reference Page Social Studies
Best of History Teaching resources
Civil War Trust, teacher resources
Cyndi's List related to Civil War
Casualties A list of resources that you can use to build your charts and graphs with as well as write your report.
A total of 7,860 Native Americans participated in the Confederate Army, as both officers and enlisted men.These troops were mostly from the Five Civilized Tribes: the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations. The Union did not incorporate Native Americans into its regular army.
Civil War Battle Maps, listed by state
National Park Service Digital Image Archives. All images posted in this archive are free, and may be used without a copyright release from the National Park Service, but must not be used to imply NPS endorsement without permission.
Ball State University Digital Images. The purpose of the project is to build a digital repository of unique U.S. Civil War materials from East Central Indiana for teaching, learning, and research by elementary, high school, college/university students and faculty, and the public. Users will be able to remotely access, examine, and study letters, diaries, photographs, videotaped readings, and other Civil War documentation that have been previously available only onsite.
American Civil War Photo Gallery A compilation of Civil War photos that are in the public doman and free to use.
Major Battle Resource Pages
Resources By State
US Military Records by Family Search
loc.gov Civil War Manuscripts (PDF)
District of Columbia
Exterior Online Resources
- Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: : being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate officers. 4 volumes; free, complete online access
- American History TV Civil War Page
- American Civil War Battles, overviews, summaries, sortable by casualties, outcomes. This site also has databases for looking up soldiers and sailors.
- Cemetery Records, listed by state
- Civil War Teaching and other resources.
- Civil War Battle Summaries, listed by state or by campaign.
- Civil War Resource Page The Civil War Home Page dedicated to the participants, both North and South, in the great American Civil War 1861 - 1865
- Library of Congress US Civil War: Selected Resources.
- The Official Records of the War of Rebellion. Contains original records from the Civil War, plus papers of the Southern Historical Society written by Civil War veterans in the late 19th century.
- US Civil War: War Between the States Resource Page
- POW Camps Page Terri Rick and Terry Wright set up. Much nicer than mine listed above.
State Template Page
No longer needed, but created....State Template Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States
- ↑ Civil War Resource Database.
- ↑ Wikipedia Five Civilzed Tribes.
- ↑ The Cherokee Nation in the. Civil War].
- ↑ Civil War Resource Database.
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On 8 Apr 2017 at 18:09 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:
On 12 Sep 2016 at 22:52 GMT Zoiya (Holland) Tate wrote:
On 19 Feb 2016 at 11:56 GMT J (Dorsch) Murray wrote:
240 North Carolina Confederate soldiers died at the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital 1862-1865
On 27 Jul 2015 at 20:08 GMT Paula J wrote:
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On 24 Jul 2015 at 16:44 GMT Paula J wrote:
On 7 Aug 2014 at 06:00 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:
On 5 May 2014 at 10:25 GMT Nae (Lockhart) X wrote:
On 4 May 2014 at 18:18 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:
On 27 Apr 2014 at 01:32 GMT David Wilson wrote:
Civil War Battle Maps, listed by state
Just so we include the MLA Source Citation: AccessGenealogy.com. Civil War Battlefield Maps. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 23 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/virginia/virginia-civil-war-battlefield-maps.htm - Last updated on May 18th, 2012
on each map. Nice find d:D