I just discovered this site in my web wanderings. The photographer’s name is Tom Eishen and it consists of his photos divided up by the 3 days of battle with many different locations for each day. Then there are panoramas and a page for videos. Check out The Battle of Gettysburg.
Here is the official Library of Congress site of Selected Civil War Photographs. The site contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men.
The nice thing about this site is that it is chronological and you can view the photos in larger format and sometimes in higher resolution then on some other sites.
Any John Singleton Mosby fans out there?. It seems like people either love him or hate him. And after 150 years it is still an issue depending on what side of the Mason-Dixon line you live on. But here is a site exploring in stories and photos quite a few of the sites figuring in the exploits of John S. Here’s how the site describes the area.
“The Mosby Heritage Area was formed in 1995 to increase awareness of the historic, cultural and natural qualities of a unique part of Northern Virginia. Named for the Confederate colonel who harried Union troops throughout the region, the Mosby Heritage Area retains much of the landscape and landmarks of three centuries of our Nation’s history. The Mosby Heritage Area is the first heritage area designated in the Commonwealth of Virginia“.
Just go to the Mosby Heritage Area Tour.
This has got to be one of the most comprehensive websites on the campaign that ended with the Battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg. It includes an overview of the battle, maps, battle reports, individual and unit information, articles and exhibits and information on every single monument and tablet on the battlefield. It is truly Antietam on the Web.
Here is the intro to this site which features Harper’s Weekly magazines from the Civil War. “This site has over 7,000 pages of original Civil War content, and is full of incredible photographs, original illustrations, and eye-witness accounts of the defining moments of this Historic Struggle. Bookmark this site, as you will simply not find this information anywhere else!
We have recently completed posting the complete run of Harper’s Weekly newspapers from the Civil War. These papers give incredible insight into this important period of our history”. In addition to the Harper’s Weekly pages there are other web pages on battles, leaders, campaigns, etc.
Here are a series of essays on the Battle of Chancellorsville by Robert Krick. Krick, of Fredericksburg was chief historian of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for 30 years. He is the author of 14 books; the most recent, “The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy,” was published in February by Louisiana State University Press.
And Then A.P. Hill Came Up, an online archive of information dedicated to the life and career of Confederate General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865), important general during the American Civil War. The And Then A.P. Hill Came Up website is part biography, part tribute, part research archive. Unless you’re a Civil War aficionado, you probably have never heard of A.P. Hill. Even to Civil War history buffs, Hill is the most difficult to characterize of Lee’s generals.” One historian went so far as to term him “the mystery man of the Confederacy.” Even one of his biographies is aptly titled “Lee’s Forgotten General.”