Project: US Civil War: War Between the States

Categories: Wars 1800-1899 | US History | United States Projects | United States Military History | Military and War Project | United States Civil War

The US Civil War: War Between the States is part of the Military and War Project!

Welcome to the US Civil War Between the States Project!


Join us in the US Civil War: War Between the States Project!

Contents

Introduction

Welcome to the US Civil War: War Between the States project. This project is dedicated to those individuals who participated in this conflict in whatever capacity, whether a soldier, spy, or even those who supplied either side during the conflict. It is not necessary that you have an ancestor who fits this description. If you have an interest in this part of American history, you are more than welcome to participate.

Please review the project goals, and if you feel this is something that you would like to do, follow the steps under How to Join below.

Mission

While the Revolutionary War formed our Nation, the Civil War tore it apart, resulting in the death of more than 620,000, with millions more injured. The mission of the U.S. Civil War Project is to honor those who fought in that horrendous conflict.

Project Goals

  • Identify profiles of individuals who participated in this conflict
  • Add the project template to their profile along with any other appropriate templates such as POW, KIA, etc
  • State Resource Pages. Compile resources for individual states and counties to assist others in researching ancestors/events in those locations. View the lists on the resource page at State Template Page to see individual states.
  • Categorize profiles appropriately in regards to military unit, locations, battles, etc
  • PPP (Project Protected Profiles): Request that your participant be PPPd via a project leader or any Wiki Tree Leader. See: List of Leaders Please do a search of all profiles with the correct last name at birth to identify the lowest numbered (original profile) profile to be protected. NOTE: There may be other profiles of the same person but with different spellings of the last name. For further explanation, please see: Process for Merges G2G

Task List

These are tasks that volunteers can do to help us! Check out the G2G post referring to the task, and ask questions or comment on what you're working on there.

Here are some tasks that you can perform for the Civil War Project!

  1. Make a space page with resources for a specific unit or battle.
  2. Help update the WIA and KIA categories on Civil War profiles.
  3. Help structure the various military categories on WikiTree! Keith McDonald is our liaison with the Categories Project.
  4. Use [[Category:Unsourced Profiles]] to find profiles that need sources and add them.
  5. Review the profiles that are in the base, upper level categories of Union/Confederate, service branches, states, etc and try to further identify where they should be placed, and remove/update categories and templates using current guidelines, i.e. remove duplicate category paths (state when unit known), add category to template with |unit instead of explicitly with [[Category:xxx]]

Sub Project Resource Pages

  • Recruit WikiTree members to "adopt" a state resource page, and basically act as a Project Coordinator for that state. The pages are found under People or pages for Union States and Confederate States
  • Link state resource pages to appropriate categories for example using Alabama the following categories should be added.
  • Identify and add resource links for research regarding the Civil War and genealogy that is related to each county. Some states have a central location, others have individual historical societies or unit resources.

How to Join

If you would like to be involved in this project, please do the following:

  1. Add US_Civil_War to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed and any changes to related pages.

After that:

  1. Ask Paula J to award you the badge.
  2. Go to the appropriate resource page for your area of interest and if you are interested in assisting with it, let the page manager know. They can steer you in the right direction and offer assistance as well.
  3. Add your name and tell what you are working on or interested in on our US Civil War Progress Page

Communicating with the Project

There are several ways to communicate with the project members:

  • US_Civil_War Tag on G2G If you post a question in G2G regarding the project or a profile that is or should be part of the project, add the "tag"
US Civil War and all members who follow that tag will be notified via WikiTree's daily feed.
  • Contact members by clicking on the badge of any project member to bring up a current member list.

Project Box

Adding this Project Box based template to a profile identifies it as someone who played a key role in the war and displays links to both the project page showing more information/resources and to G2G filtering on subjects with the US Civil War tag.

It is NOT required when just adding categories for status (KIA, WIA, etc.) or the unit(s) assigned to, or, using the {{US C W}} sticker to highlight unit/service dates, which should also be documented elsewhere in the biography.

Copy and paste the following onto the profile for the individual who participated in the United States Civil War whose account needs project management:

{{US Civil War| side = USA}} for Federal and State forces fighting for the Union

{{US Civil War| side = CSA}} for Federal and State forces fighting for the Confederacy

Template that can be used in Biography

{{US C W
| enlisted = mmm dd, yyyy
| mustered = mm dd, yyyy
| side = CSA or USA
| regiment flag = image file
| regiment name = regiment name
| unit = category to add profile to ((United States Civil War automatically added)
| rank = use if not given on the persons profile}}

This is a display template and is used on the profile of a person who was in the war, placed below the ==Biography== line, it is not a project template.

Fill in the blanks with information unique to that person. If you don't have all of the information just leave the original generic info.

For an explanation of how to add data elements, See:

Many thanks to Terry Wright for providing this for us!!

For the regiment flag image, see: FLAGS for each participating state and some military units. Scroll down to the appropriate state, and copy the image name (anything after the equal = sign).

The result is something like this:
Result:

... ... ... ... fought in the US Civil War between the States.
Enlisted: Jan 1863
Mustered out: Apr 1865
Fought for: CSA
Regiment(s): 13th South Carolina Infantry

Project Profile

IF there is a valid requirement for a profile to be project managed / PPP, it MUST have this account as the Project Manager

Email: wikitreeuscivilwar@googlegroups.com

Project Resource Pages

Image Resource Pages

Other Space Pages

Sub-Projects

Related Projects

The following projects and groups are likely to have some overlap with this one, so members of this project may be interested in them as well:

Related Category or Free Space Pages

NOTE: Please glance through WikiTree Category Search to minimize duplication.



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