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Civil War Video Clips

Abraham Lincoln

African Americans in the Civil War

Christian A. Fleetwood in uniform. Albumen print, carte de visite, 1884. Manuscript Division. (4-15)

 

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg I - describes the battle and links to the National Park Service 
http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/va028.htm 

National Park information with images 
http://www.nps.gov/frsp/fredhist.htm 

More National Park information with images 
http://www.nps.gov/archive/frsp/fredhist.htm 

Map of the Battle of Fredericksburg 
http://www.civil-war.net/pages/maps/fredericksburg.jpg 

Photographs of the Battle of Fredericksburg 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/d?cwar:0:./temp/~ammem_UQCM: 

Animated re-creation of the Battle of Fredericksburg 
http://www.travelbrains.com/shockhtml/FburgDemo.htm 

 

Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg - Describes the battle and links to the National Park Service. 
http://www.cr.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/pa002.htm 

Photographs of the Battle of Gettysburg 
http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?cwar:0:./temp/~ammem_LyHF: 

Map of the Battle of Gettysburg 
http://www.civil-war.net/pages/maps/gettysburg.jpg 

The Gettysburg Address -  Gives background about how the Gettysburg Address came to be written and shows a copy of Lincoln's handwritten address. 
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/hh/9/hh9g2.htm 

Drafts of the address and the only photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg 
http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/ 

Gettysburg National Military Park Page for Kids 
http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/kidzindex.htm 

Text of the Gettysburg Address 
http://www.pbs.org/civilwar/war/gettysburg_address.html 

Harpers Ferry

Harper's Ferry National Historic Park 
http://www.nps.gov/archive/hafe/history.htm 

The Raid on Harper's Ferry 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2940.html 

Newspaper article about Harper's Ferry from 1859 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1538.html 

John Brown 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1550.html 

Picture of John Brown Holding a Hostage at Bay with a Rifle 
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1545.html 

      

    Illinois in the Civil War

    Alton, Illinois 
    http://altonweb.cust.he.net/history/civilwar/index.html 

    Elijah Parish Lovejoy, Abolitionist 
    http://altonweb.cust.he.net/history/lovejoy/index.html 

    Lovejoy Homestead, Princeton, Illinois 
    http://lovejoyhomestead.com/index.html 

    The Railroads, the New Republican Party, and the Civil War in Du Page 
    http://dupageheritage.org/yps/chapter5.html 

    German Immigration into Du Page 
    http://dupageheritage.org/yps/chapter3.html 

     
        

      Immigration

      Maps and Illustrations

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      http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cwpb.04235 

      Plantation Life

      Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee 
      http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/plantation.php 

      Slavery at Stratford Hall, birthplace of Robert E. Lee 
      http://www.stratfordhall.org/learn/slavery.php 

      Biography of Robert E. Lee 
      http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/getttour/sidebar/leebio.htm 

          

        Sherman's March to the Sea

        Description of Sherman's March to the Sea 
        http://www.civilwarhome.com/ShermansMarch.htm 

        Photographs of Sherman's March to the Sea 
        http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html 
        Do a keyword search. 

            

          Slavery and the Underground Railroad

          Antebellum Slavery 1830-1860 
          http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2956.html 

          National Geographic:  The Underground Railroad 
          http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/ 

          National Park Service:  Aboard the Underground Railroad 
          http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/underground/ 

          The Railroads, the New Republican Party, and the Civil War in Du Page 
          http://dupageheritage.org/yps/chapter5.html 

          Images of Slavery on Confederate Money 
          these images appeared on the money that southern states printed 
          http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/BeyondFaceValue/images/index.htm 

          Slavery 1 
          http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart1.html 

          Free Blacks before the Civil War 1 
          http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart2.html 

          Free Blacks before the Civil War 2 
          http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart2b.html 


          Slavery 2 
          http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart1b.html 

              

            Uncle Tom's Cabin

            Biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin 
            http://www.americancivilwar.com/women/hbs.html 

            Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture - many links about Uncle Tom's Cabin 
            http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/sitemap.html 

            On an Underground Railroad 
            http://www.ushistory.com/story_railroad.htm 

                

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