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US Civil War: War Between the States Resource Page

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Date: 1 Sep 1864 to 25 Aug 1865
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Contents

Time Line

"The Towpath" July 2000

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.

SECEDED STATES

  • 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

Wiki Tree Resource Pages

Images

General Images


Veteran Badges

E Cards

Flags

Maps

POW Camps


Hospitals

  • 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

Union Resources

Headstones Provided for Union Civil War Veterans

Union Regimental Index

Daughters of Union Veterans

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Confederate Resources

Confederate American Pride Clipart: Free downloads of clip art, nice selection of flags.

Index to Confederate Veteran Magazine

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!!"

Confederate Prisoner Record Search

Sons of Confederate Veterans Grave Etiquette

Family Search Confederate Soldiers' Home Records

United Daughters of the Confederacy

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Civil War Research Center: Cemeteries - Confederate Burials

Burned County Research

Library of Congress The Confederate States of America, A Resource Guide

Confederate Research Center

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.

African American Soldiers and Sailors who were awarded the Medal of Honor: Civil War

US Archives African American Research resources

University of Washington History: African American

Gladstone Collection of African American Civil War Soldiers

Kid Port Reference Page Social Studies

Best of History Teaching resources

Youtube: Civil War Timeline

History.com

Civil War Trust, teacher resources

Cyndi's List related to Civil War

Wikipedia Resources

Casualties A list of resources that you can use to build your charts and graphs with as well as write your report.

National Park Services

Kennesaw University

U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress Union Troops: U.S. Colored Troops (USCT)

Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33d United States Colored Troops Late 1st S. C. Volunteers: Electronic Edition. Taylor, Susie King, b. 1848 full text eBook

Native Americans

A total of 7,860 Native Americans participated in the Confederate Army, as both officers and enlisted men.[1]These troops were mostly from the Five Civilized Tribes: the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole nations.[2][3] The Union did not incorporate Native Americans into its regular army.[4]

Dawes Rolls

Baker Roll

Native American Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Native American Records in the National Archives

Native American Genealogy Smithsonian

Family Search Native Americans in the Civil War

Wikipedia: Native Americans in the Civil War

Native Americans Sign Treaty With Confederacy

Native Americans: A Study of Their Civil War Experience

National Indian Law Library Tracing your. Genealogy

Military History: Tribe vs. Tribe

Guide to Native Indian Genealogy US Department of the Interior

Guide to Tracing Your Native American Ancestry

Images/Photos

Center for Civil War Photography

Library of Congress

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.

County Maps

Sons of Confederate Veterans

United Daughters of the Confederacy

American Civil War Photo Gallery A compilation of Civil War photos that are in the public doman and free to use.

Archives Digital Vaults

Major Battle Resource Pages

Battle of Gettysburg

Resources By State

US Military Records by Family Search

loc.gov Civil War Manuscripts (PDF)

Alabama

Alabama Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the State

Arizona

Arizona Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Arkansas

Arkansas Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

California

California Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Colorado

Colorado Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Connecticut

Connecticut Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Delaware

Delaware Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia

Florida

Florida Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Georgia

Georgia Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Idaho

Idaho Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Illinois

Illinois Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Indiana

Indiana Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Iowa

Iowa Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Kansas

Kansas Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Kentucky

Kentucky Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Louisiana

Louisiana Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Maine

Maine Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Maryland

Maryland Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Michigan

Michigan Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Minnesota

Minnesota Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Mississippi

Mississippi Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Missouri

Missouri Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Montana

Montana Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Nebraska

Nebraska Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Nevada

Nevada Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

New Jersey

New Jersey Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

New Mexico

New Mexico Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

New York

New York Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

North Carolina

North Carolina Resource Page US Civil War: War. Between the States

North Dakota

North Dakota Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Ohio

Ohio US Civil War: War Between the States Resource Page

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States]

Oregon

Oregon Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

South Carolina

South Carolina Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

South Dakota

South Dakota Resource Page, US Civil War: War Between the States

Tennessee

Tennessee Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Texas

Texas Resource Page, US Civil War: War Between the States

Utah

Utah Resource Page, US Civil War: War Between the States

Vermont

Vermont Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Virginia

Virginia Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Washington

Washington State Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

West Virginia

West Virginia US Civil War: War Between the States Resource Page]

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Wyoming

Wyoming Resource Page, US Civil War: War Between the States

Exterior Online Resources

  • American Civil War Battles, overviews, summaries, sortable by casualties, outcomes. This site also has databases for looking up soldiers and sailors.
  • 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
  • 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.


Miscelaneous

State Template Page

No longer needed, but created....State Template Resource Page US Civil War: War Between the States

Sources

  1. Civil War Resource Database.
  2. Wikipedia Five Civilzed Tribes.
  3. The Cherokee Nation in the. Civil War].
  4. Civil War Resource Database.





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Crossed Flags

USA and CSA Crossed Flags
USA and CSA Crossed Flags

Union Cannon
Union Cannon

CSA Cannon
CSA Cannon

CSS Virginia (Merrimack) v. USS Monitor
CSS Virginia (Merrimack) v. USS Monitor

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On 8 Apr 2017 at 18:09 GMT Cheryl (Stone) Caudill wrote:

If there is a better place to put this time line please do so.

On 12 Sep 2016 at 22:52 GMT Zoiya (Holland) Tate wrote:

For those who may not know the Library of Congress has released the glass plate negatives from the Civil War which is available online and they have photos of Confederate Soildiers. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/233_cwsoldiers.html

On 19 Feb 2016 at 11:56 GMT J (Dorsch) Murray wrote:

Death Roster Gordonsville Receiving and Forwarding Hospital March 1862 - October 1865

240 North Carolina Confederate soldiers died at the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital 1862-1865


http://onslow.lostsoulsgenealogy.com/military/gordonsvilleroster.htm

On 27 Jul 2015 at 20:08 GMT Paula J wrote:

That was my opinion also. Civil War would be the primary topic to look under for any troops. Thanks Nae.

On 27 Jul 2015 at 17:37 GMT Nae (Lockhart) X wrote:

I think that we should leave the "sub" project but link it directly to the new one,,, that way it's here but will jump to the parent project directly... let's leave all the opportunities for members to find a project or sub project in as many places as possible...have to remember back when each of us were new members and didn't know anything let alone where to find things...the more projects/links the more likely others will find the resources they need to research. My two cents....as always, Nae

On 24 Jul 2015 at 16:44 GMT Paula J wrote:

We moved the US Southern Colonies Native Americans to the Native Americans project. Here I am not sure what would be better - to leave Civil War American Indians in this project and link or make a sub project for Native Americans and link here. Any opinions? Categories are well integrated so functionally all works well already.

On 7 Aug 2014 at 06:00 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

What happened to "Free sites" and "Paid sites?"

On 5 May 2014 at 10:25 GMT Nae (Lockhart) X wrote:

Nope, I think it doesn't, at least at this point.  :)

On 4 May 2014 at 18:18 GMT Robin Kabrich wrote:

We only have 48 states listed - but it's Alaska and Hawaii that are missing, so does it matter?? LOL

On 27 Apr 2014 at 01:32 GMT David Wilson wrote:

I think we are okay using maps from:

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

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