Civil War Resources on the Internet

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American Civil War Homepage
Large list of categorized links.

Battle of the Big Blue
An account of battle found in William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas.

Bibliography of The Civil War, Slavery, and Reconstruction in Missouri
This bibliography, maintained by Gary Shearer, a reference librarian at Pacific Union College Library, includes books, periodicals, theses and dissertations, as well as links to other sites relative to the Civil War in Missouri.

CWSAC Battle Summaries “ Westport
Short summary of the Battle of Westport fought on October 23, 1864.

CivilWarAlbum
Selected Civil War battle sites by state. Information on local battles including the Battle of Mine Creek and other battles in Missouri.

Civil War Archives
Large collection of regimental histories, excerpts from personal diaries and letters, and links to external sites.

The Civil War in Missouri
This site includes people, campaigns, battles, and other features.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
A database of soldiers and sailors, both Union and Confederate, unit histories, battle summaries, cemetery records, and other information. Can search by soldier's name.

Community in Conflict: The Impact of the Civil War in the Ozarks
Access to primary documents related to the Ozarks area incoporated into this project that "focuses on the consequences and effects of the war on community, families, economy, and culture."

Frank and Jesse James Court Documents from Daviess County
From the Missouri State Archives, these papers of the Daviess County Circuit Clerk reveal many of the James brothers’ activities during the late nineteenth century and include several indictments showing criminal charges ranging from grand larceny to murder. These records also provide a glimpse into the life of other prominent Missourians of the time, such as Confederate Brigadier General Joseph Shelby.

Index of the Civil War in Missouri
A large list of links, described as "a focal point for anyone interested in the Civil War in Missouri." Sponsored by the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.

Missouri Civil War Map of Battles
Missouri map showing the battles that occurred during the Civil War with links to a short synopsis of each battle, date, casualties, etc.

Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial
This site by Missouri Department of Natural Resources features loads of information and digitized images as well as educational helps for students and genealogy advice on how to research your Confederate ancestor.

Missouri History Museum’s The Civil War in Missouri
Search their digital database of primary documents related to the experience of the Civil War in the St. Louis area.

Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers: 1861-1866
Site provides searching access to the National Archives' collection of papers belonging to the Union Missouri provost marshals. Provides roll number for actual microfilm location.

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
The 71-volume compilation of official records of the Union and Confederate armies was published between 1880 and 1901 as War of the Rebellion. Each page is a scanned image (i.e., not searchable text), but each volume includes an index and the site also includes links to external indexes to and synopses of the series. From Cornell University. (Note: The complete 155-volume set is in the Missouri Valley Reading Room.)

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies
The 30-volume compilation of official records of the Union and Confederate navies published in 1894. Each page is a scanned image (i.e., not searchable text), but each volume includes an index. From Cornell University.

People, Places, and Events of the Civil War
This web page brings together links to other webpages focusing on the people, places, and events of the Civil War. Also has sections of general information and educational resources.

Selected Civil War Photographs Collection
From the Library of Congress, the collection consists of 1,118 photographs, most made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady. They include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Missouri Division Good source for Missouri Confederate forces information including lists of soldiers in various units.

Valley of the Shadow
A hypermedia archive of thousands of sources for the period before, during, and after the Civil War for Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

Veterans of the Civil War Kansas
Arranged by county.