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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. 

"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.

Official Records Links

Soldiers fighting on the battlefield at Antietam

Unknown author; Kurz & Allison, Art Publishers, Chicago, U.S.A. / Restored by Michel Vuijlsteke [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Historical marker at the site of the Battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi

Ken Lund from Las Vegas, Nevada, USA [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Image from page 342 of "The photographic history of the Civil War : in ten volumes" (1911), via Flickr.

"Havoc," effects of a 32-pound shell from gun of Second Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. Confederate caisson and eight horses destroyed. Fredericksburg, May 3, 1863. Capt. Andrew J. Russell. Mathew Brady Collection. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Kurz & Alison, "Battle of Stone River." Library of Congress [Public domain]

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Other Sources

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Ken Burns' Civil War

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