August 27, 2014

Civil War Sesquicentennial

Civil War 150th Anniversary

Civil War Sesquicentennial

(2011-2015)

American Civil War Experience, London, 2011-2015  "The American Civil War saw the United States split between two belligerencies, with the North & South pitted against each other in a war which would see more Americans killed than in all other wars in which Americans fought combined (including both World Wars). The seceding Southern states, the ‘Confederacy', looked back to the American War of Independence, which ended just three-quarters of a century earlier, and recalled the role played by the French in aiding the American victory, forcing the British to the negotiation table, resulting in the creation of the United States. The Confederates were then in a similar position of attempting to gain independence from the Federal government in Washington. Lacking both manpower and munitions necessary to win against the much more heavily-populated and industrial North, the Confederacy looked to Europe for intervention and realized Britain was most likely to fill this role owing to the Mother Country's need for Southern cotton."

The American Civil War Homepage  "The American Civil War Homepage gathers together in one place hypertext links to the most useful identified electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865). The page opens a gateway to the Internet's multi-formatted resources about what is arguably the seminal event in American history. Not only was the War the occasion for the abolition of slavery, but by the conflict's end the re-United States had emerged as a modern, industrialized power."

The Civil War Archive  "Inside you will find information related to the U.S. Civil War including Union and Confederate Regimental Histories, Union Corps Histories, Soldier's Letters, Diaries, and a variety of other information including helpful links." Updated regularly.

Civil War Traveler:150th Anniversary  "CivilWarTraveler.com is your headquarters for Sesquicentennial information. Below you can find links to the websites created for the 150th anniversaries."

Civil War Trust: Civil War 150th Anniversary  "The Sesquicentennial provides Americans with the opportunity to reflect on the importance of this pivotal period in our nation's history, and to consider the future of the most tangible reminders we have left - our Civil War battlefields."

Cornell University Library: Making of America  This site provides a compilation of Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies and Armies.

National Archives Military Resources: Civil War  In the United States, the National Archives is the largest repository of documents relating to Union and Confederate military operations, military service of individuals, Federal and Confederate government activities during the war, political activities, intelligence, diplomacy, and photographs.

Ohio Civil War Newspapers Available on Chronicling America  "These papers are the first Civil War era titles from Ohio to be digitized for Chronicling America. They join over 500 newspapers - that's more than four million pages! - from all over the nation, including 14 others from Ohio, to chronicle Unied States' history from 1836 to 1922."

The Weider Historical Group: Civil war Sesquicentennial  "Weider History Group, the publisher of Civil War Times and America's Civil War magazines, is pleased to be working with our partners to promote the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. The next four years provide an excellent opportunity to educate young and old about the national crisis that affected all Americans, rich and poor, free and slave, and continues to influence our culture."

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