Library of Congress Civil War Photos
The online Civil War Photographs provides access to about 7,000 different images made during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and in its immediate aftermath. The images were scanned from the Prints and Photographs Division's collection of original glass plate negatives. In addition, this online offering includes copy negatives made from many of the photographic prints the Division holds. The images were acquired from various sources.
Civil War Preservation Trust's Education
Check out their vast collection of history resources for teachers, students, and history enthusiasts—to learn about the war and its impact on American history.
Lincoln and the Quakers: Online Exhibit
Launched by the Friends Historical Library to showcase rare correspondence between President Lincoln and the Quakers during the turbulent years of the Civil War, in honor of the bicentennial commemoration of Lincoln's birth.
U.S. Military Academy Civil War Atlast
The Department of History at the United States Military Academy is providing these Civil War maps on the internet as part of the department's outreach program. The maps were created by the United States Military Academy’s Department of History and are the digital versions from the atlases printed by the United States Defense Printing Agency.
Civil War at the Smithsonian Institution
The Smithsonian Institution houses an extraordinary array of Civil War artifacts in nearly a dozen of its museums and archives. They range in interest from personal effects—Abraham Lincoln’s black beaver top hat—to examples of uniforms and weapons, some of which were manufactured in the tens of thousands.
Maine Memory Network
The Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 200 organizations from across Maine. Search for or browse these items, explore online exhibits, or create your own collection of images from the database.
Maine History Online
Maine History Online tells the stories of Maine and its people through essays, exhibits, historical images, documents, and objects drawn from Maine Memory Network and its more than 200 contributing organizations across the state.
In 1644 Boston merchants began importing slaves directly from Africa, selling them in the West Indies, and bringing home sugar to make rum, initiating the so-called triangular trade. From 1672-1696 the British Parliament granted the Royal African Company a monopoly in the slave trade. Yankee slavers avoided the monopoly by smuggling slaves in through small coastal harbors.