Resources

Becker Collection

Interactive Slideshow from @BC
"The lot of the Civil War sketch artist": On assignment, these artists sent scenes of war to their newspaper editors, who sometimes saw—and printed—things differently.

Civil War Homepage

Library of Congress: American Memory Project

"On the Spot" by Jospeph Becker
This article, originally published in Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly, was written by special artist Joseph Becker and details his time as an imbedded illustrator in General Grant's Army of the Potmac. Click the link to download a .pdf file of the article.

National Archives and Records 

New York Historical Society

U.S. Military Institute

Civil War Soldier and Sailor System

Civil War Generals 

National Parks Civil War Battlefields
Since 1919, NPCA has been the leading voice of the American people in protecting and enhancing our National Park System’s superlative examples of America’s natural, cultural, and historic heritage. The park system features dozens of battlefields and related Civil War sites.

Civil War Preservation Trust

Today's Civil War

Boston Athenaeum

The Bohemian Brigade

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War

The Stirling Family Papers
A collection of 62 letters in extent, primarily written by a Civil War Union officer's wife, Tillie Farquhar Sterling, with additional letters written by Tillie's husband, Will Sterling, and Tillie's mother, Anna Virginia ("A. V.") Farquhar.

Civil War Art

Frank Leslie's 'The Soldier in Our Civil War' 

African-American Civil War Soldiers 

Artist as Witness: Railroads in the U.S.A. 

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum

Chinese Labor in the Gilded Age 

History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communication 

Saint Gaudens National Historic Site 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 

Antietam National Battlefield

Fredericksburg Battlefield Memorial