I’m often asked about my favorite websites so I am providing the following list for your enjoyment.
PENNSYLVANIA IN THE CIVIL WAR ONLINE RESOURCES
Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission
Gettysburg National Military Park
Pennsylvania State Archives
Pennsylvania Civil War Soldiers
ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES
American Battlefields: The Civil War
Contains information on Civil War parks and battlefields from the National Park Service.
American Civil War Collections at the Electronic Text Center
This website at the University of Virginia, contains “primary source materials on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries, texts and newspapers.”
Antietam on the Web
This site contains a broad overview of the conflict, battle maps, a number of well-written articles on various aspects of that fateful day, and a full listing of the participants. Also included are 278 official reports filed by military officers from both the Union and Confederate sides.
Civil War Maps
From the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, this website “collection contains approximately 2,240 Civil War maps and charts and 76 atlases and sketchbooks.”
Civil War Preservation Trust
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.
A searchable database, provided by the National Park Service, of all soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War.
Civil War Treasures from the New York Historical Society
Civil War Women: Primary Sources on the Internet
From the Special Collections Library at Duke University.
The Crisis of the Union
“Contains material related to ‘the causes, conduct, and consequences of the US Civil War.’ The collection is comprised of books, broadsides, cartoons, pamphlets, and other printed ephemera from 1830 to 1880.”
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (1894 – 1922)
Selected Civil War Photographs
From the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress.
The United States Civil War Center
This website at seeks “to locate, index and make available all appropriate private and public data on the Internet regarding the Civil War.”
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (1880 – 1901) The Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.- an essential source for the war and one that also provides social and political material. Consequently, it’s an often overlooked source by social historians. It was printed by the government from 1880 to 1901 and the original run contained 128 volumes. It has been put on line by Cornell
Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
American Civil War Home Page
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
Civil War Resources on the Internet: Abolitionism to Reconstruction (Rutgers)
Documenting the American South (DocSouth)
A source for links documenting the American South run out of the Wilson Library at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Images of Battle: Selected Civil War Letters from the Southern Historical Collection (UNC)
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Archive of experiences of Northerners and Southerners in two neighboring communities
Primary source materials for the classroom with a number of standard documents