People Places and Events of the Civil War

The American Civil War was one of the greatest and deadliest wars in American history. This was the battle between the Union and Confederate states of America. The eleven southern Confederate states, led by Jefferson Davis, fought for independence from the Unites States. The Confederate states fought against the Union states, led by Abraham Lincoln, which were also called the Free states. The confederate states declared their secession and the Union states viewed this as rebellion. The war ended with the surrender of the Confederate states after a four year long bloody battle resulting in over 600,000 casualties. 

Famous People in the Civil War

  • Famous Civil War People: A list of clip art with famous people in the civil war and descriptions of how each affected the civil war.
  • Biographies: View biographies of important civil war people or those that made an impact during the civil war.
  • Abraham Lincoln: Information how Abraham Lincoln was important during the civil war period and his continued legacy.
  • Ulysses S. Grant: Biography of Ulysses S. Grant and the events he was involved with during the civil war. 
  • US Civil War Generals: Biographies of Confederate and Union generals during the civil war.
  • Jefferson Davis: Information and biography on Jefferson Davis with specific descriptions of his personal life and appearance.
  •  Robert E. Lee: Detailed four volume biography with detailed images of Robert E. Lee and the different phases of his life with a focus on the civil war period.
  • Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson: Summary of the life of Thomas Jackson and his involvement in the civil war. 

Famous Places

  • Famous places of the Civil War: A list of places made famous by the civil war and clip art to go along with each place listed.
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: A virtual tour of Gettysburg Pennsylvania complete with civil war images.
  • Williamsburg, Virginia: A PDF analysis of the Battle of Williamsburg and General Hancock’s role in this battle.
  • The American Civil War Center: The story of the civil war in Tredegar, complete with information on the causes of the war, information on the war and legacies left behind.
  • The Valley of the Shadow: The Valley Project details life during the civil war as it affected ten communities within this valley.
  • Map of Famous Places: A list of several maps that outline the areas affected by the battles during the civil war as well as other areas of significance.
  • Fort Sumner: This area was host to the Deathless Battle during the civil war. This site recounts the historical significance of this location during the civil war.
  • Shiloh, Tennessee: An informative outline of a webcast on the Battle of Shiloh in a Q & A format.


Famous Events

  • Timeline: A PDF civil war project with a timeline of events during the war.
  • America’s Story: A comprehensive timeline and event descriptions from the Library of Congress. This site also offers stories during the civil war period.
  • A Visual Timeline: An exhibit of events at the end of the civil war and the reconstruction period after.
  • Famous Battles of the Civil War: A list of the battles including detailed information on each battle during the civil war.
  • Civil War Battle Zone: A complete description of the many battles that took place during the civil war with images of each battle zone.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg: A guide to the Battle of Gettysburg complete with profiles, weaponry and statistics.
  • The Battle of Bull Run: Outlines the significance of the Battle of Bull Run and provides the key figures in involved in this battle.
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg: Information about the location of the Battle of Fredericksburg and the key people involved in this important battle.

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