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Outline of the American Civil War

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the American Civil War:

American Civil Warcivil war in the United States of America that lasted from 1861 to 1865. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy." Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought against the United States (the Union), which was supported by all the free states (where slavery had been abolished) and by five slave states that became known as the border states.



The Union (USA) aka "The North" · Union Army · Union Navy


The Confederacy (CSA) aka "The South" · Confederate Army · Confederate Navy



Pre-war environment

Origins of the war

During the war

Commerce and Infrastructure

Military Forces

Confederate Forces

Union Forces

General Military

The Armed Personnel


Ships and Submarines

Military strategy

Fighting the War



Major battles

Involvement, by ethnic

Involvement, by region


Foreign countries

Aftermath of the war

Historical Reenactment




Film, television and theatre




See also


External links

  • Causes of the Civil War. primary sources
  • Civil War Letters — Primary Sources and First Person Accounts.
  • Declarations of Causes of Secession
  • Alexander Stephens' Cornerstone Speech
  • Lincoln's Call for Troops
  • The Civil War Home Page
  • The Civil War - website with more than 7,000 pages of Civil War content, including the complete run of Harper's Weekly newspapers from the Civil War.
  • The American Civil War - Detailed listing of events, documents, battles, commanders and important people of the US Civil War
  • Civil War: Death and Destruction - slideshow by Life magazine
  • Civil War photos at the National Archives
  • View images from the Civil War Photographs Collection at the Library of Congress
  • University of Tennessee: U.S. Civil War Generals
  • The Civil War, a PBS documentary by Ken Burns
  • Individual state's contributions to the Civil War: California, Florida, Illinois #1, Illinois #2, Ohio, Pennsylvania
  • WWW-VL: History: USA Civil War 1855–1865
  • Civil War Preservation Trust
  • Civil War Era Digital Collection at Gettysburg College This collection contains digital images of political cartoons, personal papers, pamphlets, maps, paintings and photographs from the Civil War Era held in Special Collections at Gettysburg College.
  • , a National Park Service Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) lesson plan"Fort Morgan and the Battle of Mobile Bay"
  • "WWW Guide to Civil War Prisons" (2004)
  • TOCWOC Civil War Blog A group Civil War blog consisting of informed amateurs.
  • Civil War Books and Authors Blog A Civil War blog focusing mainly on book reviews.
  • Civil War Bookshelf American Civil War historiography and publishing blogged daily by Dimitri Rotov.
  • American Civil War in Alabama, Encyclopedia of Alabama
  • Grand Valley State University Civil War digital collection
  • Seven Civil War Stories Your Teacher Never Told You by Eric Johnson, CNN, June 12, 2009
  • The American Civil War Timeline Project - A community contributed project to, chronologically and geographically, map the events of the war.
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