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Check out these other terrific Civil War sites, but when you are done, be sure to hit the "back" arrow at the top to return here!



Civil War Washington

Civil War Washington Blog

Smithsonian Civil War Site

American Battlefield Trust

Original Photos from the Civil War

PBS Page of Civil War links

Civil War Round Table Congress

To My Best Girl

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The top link above is to a terrific site resulting from the work of a project of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Departments of English and History which began with studies of Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln, later evolving into a study of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War.  More recently, much information relating to the practice of medicine during the Civil War in Washington, D.C., and the government's process of paying D.C. slave owners to free their slaves has been added.  This is an ongoing project so come back and visit often as additional materials are added to the Civil War Washington site.


The Civil War Round Table Congress site has links to wonderful Civil War zoom talks, so check back often.


To My Best Girl is a wonderful book detailing the role of Rufus Dawes in the Civil War, as well as his love life with Mary Gates.  Dawes was with the 6th Wisconsin, part of the renowned Iron Brigade and led Union forces at the Railroad Cut on the first day at Gettysburg.  One review states that this book shows what war is like and what love ought to be.  Dawes is one of a long line of notable folks; his great-grandfather was “Billy” Dawes who rode with Paul Revere, and his son was Charles Dawes, who was Vice President of the United States in the 1920s and won the Nobel Peace Prize for his plan to rebuild Germany after World War I.