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American History 101 - Lafayette: Civil War and Reconstruction

Thanks to John Fribley - South Bend - for the use of this guide.

Daily Chronicle of the Civl War

Personal Memoirs--Ulysses S. Grant

Ulyssess S. Grant is best known as the 18th President of the United States (1869-1877) and the general-in-chief of the Union Army from 1864-to1865, during the American Civil War. Reading these memoirs will allow readers to learn more about the man behind the presidency and uniform, and the events of the time. Grant’s memoirs are “considered among the greatest of military memoirs."

Civil War 150

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Click the image to experince this website, which contains thousands of sources on the United States Civil War.

Valley of the Shadow Project

The Valley Project covers the time frame between John Brown’s Raid through the era of Reconstruction. This project is unique and beneficial because it focuses upon two specific counties in Virginia and Pennsylvania during the Civil War; as a result, we see the perspectives from the North and South. This is a web-based collection of resources.

Freedmen's Bureau

The Freedmen's Bureau Online, proclaims itself to be “your source for African American History.” Users can search the Records, maintained by the Bureau in each state, to see the murder, labor, and marriage records of African Americans.

Civil War Photographs

Pictures of the Civil War from the National Archives.

Books in the Campus Library

Civil War - Women on the Homefront