CIVIL WAR BATTLE LINKS

Dive into these resources for the juicy details of these incredible events 150 years ago.

A GREAT OVERVIEW OF THE WHOLE CONFLICT FROM THE CWPT

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FORT SUMTER

Quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 /Fort Sumter National Monument (U.S. National Park Service) / Fort Sumter Animated Map from CWPT /  Crisis at Fort Sumter / The Battle of FortSumter Official Records and Battle Description / Fort Sumter: How Civil War Began With a Bloodless Battle

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BULL RUN / MANASSAS

The Battle of Bull Run Summary & Facts from the CWPT / Quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 /Manassas National Battlefield Park (U.S. National Park Service) / Bull Run Animated Map from CWPT /  First Manassas Animated from Civil War Animated /  American Civil War Anniversary – Reenactment Battle of Manassas / Battle of Bull Run from Gods and Generals / Battle of Bull Run from The Blue and The Gray (look for the helicopter) / get a Bull Run Battle App
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THE IRONCLADS (AKA The Battle of Hampton Roads)

Hampton Roads from CWPT / Quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 /Battle of the Ironclads (Hampton Roads) Official Records and Battle Reports / Battle Summary: Hampton Roads, VA / The Battle of Hampton Roads: Historic First Clash of Ironclads  / 10 Facts about Hampton Roads

Oh man … scenes from a 1991 movie called “The Ironclads” … sweet acting and effects
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SHILOH

Shiloh from the CWPT / Shiloh video and Quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 / Shiloh Animated Map from the CWPT / Shiloh National Military Park (U.S. National Park Service) / The Battle of Shiloh, 1862 Eyewitness Account / Battle of Shiloh, a Virtual Tour / Battle of Shiloh – Home / The Battle of Shiloh Official Records and Battle Description / Civil War Battle of Shiloh – History Animated – Taft’s journey to Shiloh – ShilohCorinth – An jewel for Civil War fansShiloh National Cemetery / 4 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Shiloh

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NEW ORLEANS (Not for Turning Points)

The Union Captures New Orleans – This Day in History

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THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN (not for Turning Points)

The Peninsula Campaign from the History Channel / The Peninsula Campaign from CWPT

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ANTIETAM

Antietam from the CWPT /  Short video and quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 /Antietam National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service) / The Battle of Antietam on the Web / Animated Antietam from Civil War Animated / Antietam Map from CWPT / Antietam 360 THIS IS SO AWESOME!

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FREDERICKSBURG

Fredericksburg from the CWPT /Overview of Fredericksburg from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 /Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park /Fredericksburg.com – Battle of Fredericksburg / The Battle of Fredericksburg . Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided / The Battle of Fredericksburg – Animated Map / The Battle of Fredericksburg – Civil War Animated / The Battle of Fredericksburg Summary & Facts 

Check out the CWPT’s Fredericksburg 360 Battlefield Panorama »
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CHANCELLORSVILLE

Chancellorsville from the CWPT / An overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 /  Battle of Chancellorsville – Wikipedia / Chancellorsville from Civil War Home / Chancellorsville Animated Map

Check out Chancellorsville 360 Battlefield Panorama »

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GETTYSBURG

There is so much online about Gettysburg – it’s overwhelming!  We will cover the battle in detail in class – but you can get an idea with some of these …

Gettysburg page from the CWPT, especially the Facts and Resources page  and the most awesome animated map/  Gettysburg from the History Channel, the History Channel videos – The Battle of Gettysburg,  Gettysburg Battle Strategy, Last Charge at Gettysburg – there are so many more … too numerous to add!

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VICKSBURG

Vicksburg Campaign from the History Channel / Vicksburg National Military Park / Vicksburg from Civil War Animated  / Vicksburg form Civil War Home / Vicksburg– a Virtual Tour / Taft’s Visit to The Gibraltar of America – Vicksburg / Siege of Vicksburg – Wikipedia

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FORT WAGNER (not for Turning Points)

Quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 / The Battle of Fort Wagner Summary & Facts from the CWPT

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CHICKAMAUGA (not for Turning Points)

Quick overview from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 / Vicksburg National Military Park / Chickamauga from Civil War Animated  /

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GRANT AND THE VIRGINIA OVERLAND CAMPAIGN

CWPT’s Animated Map of the Overland Campaign, The Overland Campaign from Civil War Animated / Quick overviews of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor  from the History Channel’s Civil War 150 / The Overland Campaign from Wikipedia

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LINCOLN’S RE-ELECTION IN 1864

Lincoln reelected – Nov 08, 1864 /Civil War in Four Minutes: Election of 1864 from the CWPT/ Election of 1864 video from Bobblehead George

SHERMAN’S MARCH TO THE SEA

The BEST ONE STOP SHOP for Sherman’s March /  More on Sherman’s March from the History Channel / A cool interactive map of Sherman’s March /

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PETERSBURG AND RICHMOND

More info on Petersburg form the History Channel / Petersburg and Appomattox from Civil War Animated

The last days at Petersburg and Richmond

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APPOMATTOX

The CWPT’s overview of Appomattox / Appomattox from the History Channel /

Grant or Lee?  Who would you choose? Here’s a cool video …

 

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