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Lab Printing Instructions
Instructions on how to print from the Internet in the Oaklea Computer Lab.

General Resources about the Civil War    Back to Top

Encyclopedia Brittanica
Look up general information about the Civil War using this online encyclopedia.

You Found the Tiger

Ask Jeeves Search Engine
If you can't find something on this page, go to Ask Jeeves and ask a question.

Civil War Activities
This website is excellent not only for it's links, but because it has activities right on it for students on the Civil War.

Civil War Diary
The diary of a regular Confederate soldier during the Civil War.

Ben's Civil War Museum - The Civil War by Year
Good information about the Civil War categorized by year.

Civil War Maps
Real maps from the Civil War era.

Famous Battles of the Civil War    Back to Top

First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
July, 1861.

Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
August, 1862.

Behind the Stonewall - 360 Degree Panoramic Images From Civil War Battlefields
Find out what it really felt like to see a battle field from a soldier's perspective.

The Battle of Gettysburg
Gettysburg, one of the most important battles of the Civil War.

The Petersburg Campaign
The Battle of Petersburg, June 12th, 1864 to April 3rd, 1865.

The Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.

The Battle of Chickamauga
The Battle of Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th, 1863.

The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg, November 7, 1862.

Sherman's March Through South Carolina
Gives information about the Union advance through the south led by General Sherman.

The Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Shiloh, April 6, 1862.

Battle Above the Clouds, Lookout Mountain
The Battle Above the Clouds, November 24, 1863.

People of the Civil War    Back to Top

Stonewall - Life & Times
Thomas Jonathan Jackson or Stonewall Jackson - famous Confederate General.

Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee, leader of the Confederate Army.

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States during the Civil War.

William Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman, famous Union General.

Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant, leader of the Union Army.

Stratford Hall Plantation, Birthplace of Robert E. Lee
Information about the birth place of Robert E. Lee plus historical facts about the Confederate leader.

National Park Service - Abraham Lincoln Home
Lots of facts and information about Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln Online
More about President Lincoln.

Jefferson Davis
Information about Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.

Clara Barton
Clara Barton - famous Civil War Nurse.

Causes (People and Events) that led to the Civil War    Back to Top

Abolition: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)
Find out what abolition was and how it helped cause the Civil War.

Conflict of Abolition and Slavery: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)
More on Abolition.

American Visionaries: Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass - famous black orator and abolitionist.

Slavery and Abolition Home Page
More on the history of slavery and abolition.

Harriet Tubman and The Underground Railroad for Children
Harriet Tubman helped slaves to escape the south.

The Harriet Tubman Historical Society
More on Harriet Tubman.

Moses: Harriet Tubman
Find out why they called Harriet Tubman, Moses.

Theodore Weld
Find out about Theodore Weld who spoke out against slavery.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
Find out about how the book, Uncle Tom's Cabin helped start a war.

Cotton Gin - Eli Whitney Biography
What did the invention of the cotton gin have to do with causing the Civil War.

Timeline: The Atlantic Slave Trade
Find out about the slave trade across the Atlantic Ocean.

Dredd Scott
What was the Dredd Scott Decision and how did it affect the Civil War?

Sojourner Truth
Read about Sojourner Truth, a famous black abolitionist.

African Slave Trade
More on the slave trade and how it worked.

African Slave Trade Statistics
Even more.

William Still Underground RR Foundation Inc.
What was the Underground Railroad? Find also about many famous abolitionists.

Henry Bibb
This site is about Henry Bibb, a slave.

Phyllis Wheatley
Phyllis Wheatley was a slave who became famous for her poems.

Compromise of 1850
Summary of the Compromise of 1850.

Civil War
Many links to information and primary sources about the Civil War 1861-1865.

Many links to information and primary sources about slavery, abolitionism, and the events leading to the Civil War.

North and South Debate
For primary sources, mostly newspapers in which Northerners and Southerners frequently attack one another over important events in the last ten years before the war. You can get extra credit by paraphrasing their arguments, identifying bias ( loaded words, exaggerations, and one-sidedness.) You could also compare and contrast Southern and Northern reactions to a particular issue.

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