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History: HST 225 - American Civil War (Siciliano)

Library and web resources for History courses at Northwestern Michigan College

Assigned Reading

Photo: Civil war horse-drawn ambulance
Ambulance drill during the American Civil War; photo source from Library of Congress

National Park Service

The NPS website offers a wealth of information about the places, people, and events of the American Civil War.

Interactive Maps of Civil War Battlefields

The American Battlefield Trust is a nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of Civil War battlegrounds. 

The Diary of a Civil War Nurse

Annie Bell, Nashville, Tennessee (circa 1864)

The diary and letters of Amanda Akin, a young Quaker woman, who spend 15 months nursing Union soldiers in Washington, DC.

Ken Burns' Civil War

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"Crash Course" U.S. History videos


The history of the United States of America in 47 episodes.  Check out the Civil War starting with Episode #18.

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