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Find a Civil War Event Near You:
Illinois Calendar of Events
Nationwide Events

Learn More about the Civil War:
Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life
The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
African American Civil War Museum
America’s New Birth of Freedom: Documents from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
America’s Reconstruction
Booth Western Art Museum
The Civil War and American Art Exhibition
The Civil War and American Art Smithsonian Teacher's Guide
Civil War Home Page at the National Park Service
Civil War Archive
Civil Warriors Blog
Civil War Digital
The Civil War Discovery Trail
Civil War Field Printing
The Civil War in Missouri
The Civil War Round Table of Chicago
Civil War @Smithsonian
Discovering the Civil War
Faces of the Civil War
The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Online Exhibitions on the Civil War
Harper’s Weekly Online
Home Front: Daily Life in the Civil War North
Illinois Civil War 150th Anniversary
The Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Civil War 150 Exhibit
Lincoln at 200
The Lincoln Institute
Mathew Brady’s Portraits
The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Photography and the Civil War
The Museum of the Confederacy
The National Archives - Pictures of the Civil War
The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil War Naval Museum
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
The New York Times - Disunion Blog
One Life: The Mask of Lincoln
Pictorial Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress
Picturing U.S. History: The Civil War
Primary Source Sets from the Library of Congress
Selected Civil War Photographs from the Library of Congress
Slavery and the Making of America
Smithsonian Civil War Studies
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Today in the Civil War
Vestiges of a Nation Divided
Virginia Center for Civil War Studies

Resources for Teachers:

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Team of Rivals: Lincoln's Cabinet at the Crossroads of War

Chicago History Museum

Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plans
The Civil War in Photographs
The Civil War: Up Close and Personal
Slavery and Freedom in America

Chicago Metro History Education Center

Augustus St. Gaudens’s Abraham Lincoln: The Man, 1887

Civil War Trust

Civil War Lesson Plans

EDSITEment from the National Endowment for the Humanities

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

The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History

African Americans and Emancipation
The American Civil War
The Failure of Compromise
Civil War and Reconstruction

Illinois Civil War 150th Anniversary

Curriculum Materials and Lesson Plans

National Archives

Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)

National Gallery of Art

Saint Gaudens’ Memorial to Shaw and the Fifty-fourth

National Park Service

Teaching with Historic Places: Civil War History

The Newberry Library

Home Front: The Visual Culture of the Civil War North

The Smithsonian

Abraham Lincoln: The Face of a War
Comparing Confederate and Union Soldiers
A House Divided: Photography in the Civil War
A House Divided: Reconstruction


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Find a Civil War Event Near You | Learn More about the Civil War | Resources for Teachers