The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy). Famous events of The Civil War include The Battle of Bull Run, The Battle of Vicksburg, Antietam, Appomattox and The Battle of Gettysburg.
Famous people of The Civil War include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William Sherman, Benjamin Harrison, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Civil War.
- Fact Monster: The U.S. Civil War
- Fact Monster: The Confederate States of America
- Library of Congress American Memory: Selected Civil War Photographs
- Flickr Library of Congress: Civil War Faces (Photographs)
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: U.S. Civil War Artifacts
- Eyewitness: American Civil War
- Gettysburg National Military Park
- African American Civil War Memorial
- KidsClick!: Civil War
Indiana & the U.S. Civil War:
Encyclopedia, magazine & newspaper articles about the U.S. Civil War.
- Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Civil War an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library CardKids Search: U.S. Civil War 1861-1965 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This page will take you to information about the U.S. Civil War. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources & Photos.
- U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries, Images, Primary Sources, Magazines & Videos
- Indiana History Online: U.S. Civil War Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.