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Topic: Troop engagements of the American Civil War, 1862


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  American Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Civil War, American, a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy) from 1861 to 1865.
In 1862 Congress abolished slavery in the District of Columbia and prohibited slavery in the territories.
In 1862 he contracted through third parties with the British shipbuilding firm of Laird Brothers for two rams, or ironclads, which he believed would be able to sweep Northern commerce from the seas and destroy the trade from the Atlantic seaports of the Union.
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 Browse Topic: Civil War
Civil War Soldiers System (CWSS), sponsored by the National Park Service and partner organizations is developing searchable databases of cemeteries (in progress), regiments and individual service records, and an exhibit on A History of African Americans in the Civil War.
A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers documents the Civil War experience of Captain Tilton C. Reynolds of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers.
Civil War Maps: Geography and Map Division consists of reconnaissance, sketch, coastal, and theater-of-war maps which depict troop activities and fortifications during the Civil War.
www.library.okstate.edu /govdocs/browsetopics/civilwar.html   (1615 words)

  
 Civil War
The Civil War was the greatest cavalry war in American history, with more soldiers fighting from horseback during this conflict than any before or since.
At the war's beginning there were only six regiments of United States cavalry, dragoons and mounted riflemen, and a considerable number of their officers resigned to serve with the Confederacy.
At the onset of the Civil War in 1861, there were five regiments of U. cavalry: the 1st and 2nd Dragoons, the 1st Mounted Rifles, and the 1st and 2nd Cavalry.
www.cavhooah.com /civil_war.htm   (6892 words)

  
 The Story of the Civil War by NELLA_WARE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Learning about the Civil War is something you can spend a lifetime pursuing and it will be a rewarding and interesting experience, whether you pursue it as a hobby or as a study of serious research.
During its thousands of battles, engagements, and skirmishes, fought on hundreds of battlefields, creeks, hills, valleys, and plains, it is estimated that over 624,000 men from both the North and the South died in the Civil War.
The Union troops are inside the rainbow and the Confederates are on the outside of the rainbow arc.
www.nellaware.com /civilwarblog.html   (14535 words)

  
 Black Heroes in Every War
Black Americans were caught in the throes of a national angst, a battle for the heart and soul of the Union itself, testing the meanings of nation, identity, liberty, and survival.
A war in which the contributions of fl heroes were badly needed, but the obstacles of racism were thrown in their paths.
During the "brothers war" many African Americans were eager to strike a blow for freedom long before American public opinion was ready to support the fighting efforts of the "Sable Arm." This is the story of the 6th Regiment of United States Colored Infantry and their war against prejudice as well as the Confederacy.
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 Civil War History of Hamiltonban Twp
Hamiltonban and Fairfield in the Civil War (1861-1865)
One of the most daring raids of the American Civil War occurred on October 10 and 11, 1862 when 1800 Confederate cavalrymen under the command of General James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart galloped through the southern Pennsylvania countryside.
The town of Fairfield was probably the most contested of Adams County towns during the American Civil War.
home.earthlink.net /~hamiltonban/civilwarhistory.html   (1123 words)

  
 ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY: PREMIER LIBRARY SOURCES
The Civil War in Missouri: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography is a list of books owned by St. Louis Public Library (SLPL) which can be of help to persons researching the Civil War in Missouri generally and in the St. Louis area specifically.
An account of the early days of the Civil War in Missouri, from the election of Lincoln in 1860 to the death of General Lyon in August 1861.
A transcription of the Nodaway County, Missouri, special census (1890) of surviving veterans of the Civil War and the widows of deceased veterans.
www.slpl.lib.mo.us /libsrc/civilmo.htm   (3600 words)

  
 History of Colored Troops in the American Civil War
In October, 1862, African-American soldiers of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteers silenced their critics by repulsing attacking Confederates at the battle of Island Mound, Missouri.
According to the Militia Act of 1862, soldiers of African descent were to receive $10.00 a month, plus a clothing allowance of $3.50.
Of the sixteen African-Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War, fourteen received the honor as a result of their actions at New Market Heights.
americancivilwar.com /colored/histofcoloredtroops.html   (1314 words)

  
 Civil War Maps from Cartographic Associates - Online Gallery of Antique Maps, Old Maps, Globes and Prints
Hocleke, USA, Washington, D.C. A Civil War map prepared to accompany Major General John Pope’s report to the Congress, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War.
The map was produced to accompany Major General Pope’s report to the Congress, Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War as authorized by the War Dept. The map covers the area from Washington, D.C. to Charlottesville, Virginia.
Infantry at Baltimore, Maryland, April 19, 1861; by John S.C. Abbott, The History of the Civil War in America, Vol I, Baltimore was the only northern city to be occupied by Federal troops during the Civil War.
www.maps-charts.com /Civil_War.htm   (2354 words)

  
 Civil War Bibliography, Reference Services, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Fahrney, Ralph R. Horace Greeley and the Tribune in the Civil War.
Williams, George W. History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865.
www.clpgh.org /locations/reference/booklists/civilwar.html   (7314 words)

  
 Civil War Maps - Official Battlefield Maps - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
Cultural and topographical features were carefully shown and the position of troops and batteries was depicted in detail.
Many of these maps were used to illustrate official reports of the field commanders or were sent back to headquarters in Washington and Richmond for placement in the official files.
For the most part, however, the responsibility for keeping the public informed as the war unfolded rested with the private sector and not the government.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/cwmobm.html   (196 words)

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