- Civil War timeline
Text with links to pictures of key battles and events. Provided by the Library of Congress.
- Abraham Lincoln Online
A full-featured collection of images, speeches, letters, and historical sites about the Great Emancipator.
- Lincoln as war president (photo)
A formal photograph taken for the 1864 election. From the Library of Congress collection.
- Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, 1863
Full text of the brief but powerful statement about war and remembrance. Not appreciated in an era that admired long-winded speeches, it has become an American icon.
- The Gettysburg Address
Drafts and final text, the only photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, and document preservation techniques are all part of this Library of Congress display.
- Photos of Lincoln
This site will teach you about how to search for items in a large collection. Click on "Photos & Prints" under "Limit Search." Then select "Match all of these words" and "Include word variants" in the drop-down menus. Finally, type "Abraham Lincoln portrait" (without the quotation marks) into the search window, press the SEARCH button, and choose items from the list pages that appear.
- Selected Civil War Photographs
Over 1100 photos of Civil War figures and events. Click on "Search" by subject or keyword, or simply browse the best single collection of war photos. Most of the items were produced by the leading photographer of his time, Mathew Brady, or his assistants.
- An Iowa soldier 's letters home
Private Newton Scott's letters were typical of those written by young men on both sides in the Civil War. Additional information about Scott's service record and wife Hannah are provided as well.
- Civil War maps
31 maps covering the Eastern theater, particularly Virginia and Georgia where so much of the decisive fighting occurred. Drawn from the University of Georgia Library's rare map collection.
- Confederate flags
Flags used by the Confederacy during the Civil War.
- Slavery & freedom issues in the Civil War
The first part of Chapter 6 of Norman Coombs' "The Black Experience in America" (1971) focuses on the legal and military aspects of the status of enslaved African Americans during the war.