Abraham Lincoln read first draft of Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet

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Michael Shaara, author of “Killer Angels,” born

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Stonewall Jackson

Seven Days' Battles

The Seven Days’ Battles, June 25–July 1, 1862, the decisive engagements of McClellan's Peninsula Campaign included Confederate Balloon Reconnaissance. "Jeb" Stuart became legend by executing his famous “Ride around McClellan.” Hosted by the Encyclopedia of Virginia.

Know LA image of carpetbaggers (cartoon)

KnowLA

KnowLA is a comprehensive, dynamic online reference guide to the history and culture of Louisiana. Discover artist and naturalist John James Audubon with The Birds of America image gallery and video.

"Portrait of General 'Stonewall' Jackson," (c. 1865-1900) by William Garl Brown

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign

During the American Civil War, this battle catapulted Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson from relative obscurity to the first rank of Southern generals. Explore this interactive map of the second half of the campaign. Hosted by the Encyclopedia of Virginia. Image: General "Stonewall" Jackson. Virginia Historical Society, William Garl Brown, ca. 1865–1900

Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

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President Ulysses S. Grant born

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photo of Robert Smalls

Visualizing Emancipation

Visualizing Emancipation is a comprehensive map and timeline illustrating the slow decline of slavery in the United States. It provides quick access to thousands of primary source documents in connection with this timeline.

image from Slavery by Another Name

Slavery, the Crisis of the Union, the Civil War, and Reconstruction

This is an expansive multidisciplinary collection of EDSITEment resources on the antebellum and Civil War era of American history.

Literature of the Civil War

Read and discuss some of the great American writers and their work in the mid-19th century. This feature explores the themes of slavery, the role of women, and the experience of war.