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Civil War Trust lesson plans

Civil War Lesson plans from the Civil War Trust.  Excellent site for all students of the Civil War.  For teachers, there are lesson plans for elementary, middle school and high school students.


There is a glossary of terms and links to other sources.

Free Civil War Powerpoint presentations

Great site that has several Civil War powerpoint presentations, lessons plans and clip art

Civil War photographs

Several historical pictures in one slide show

Another Civil War Photographs site

Some additional Civil War photos

The Forgotten Desert Campaigns of the Civil War

Excellent information about the Civil War in the Southwest

Battle of Picacho Pass

Good summary from Wikipedia

Battle of Valverde

Good summary from Wikipedia

Battle of Glorietta

Good summary from Wikipedia

Battle of Peralta

Good summary from Wikipedia

First Battle of Mesilla

Good summary from Wikipedia

Second Battle of Mesilla

Good summary from Wikipedia

New Mexico Civil War Soldiers

Listing of NM units from Geocities.com

Manuel Antonio Chaves

Good summary from Wikipedia of Manuel Chaves, the man who led 500 soldiers over a steep slop to destroy the Confederate supply train at the Battle of Glorietta.  After the destruction of the wagon train, the Confederates gave up their quest to conquer New Mexico, Colorado and California.

Hispanics in the Civil War

Summary of prominent Hispanics who served in the Civil War, from Wikipedia

California Column

Good summary from Wikipedia about the California Column

Old Tucson

Step back in time in the old west town made famous as the location for more than 300 movies and TV shows! Going beyond its rich film history, Old Old Tucson is Southern Arizona’s premiere location for Western experience – from Living History Presentations to Historic Tours to Shows and Special Events!

Battle of Picacho Pass, Picacho Peak State Park


Pioneer Living History Museum


Fort Verde State Park


Sons of Union Veterans


Sons of Confederate veterans


Daughters of Union Veterans


United Daughters of the Confederacy


First New Mexico Volunteers


Arizona Zouaves: Zouaves- the "elite" of the American Civil War


Recruiting Civil War Soldiers: Posters and their Power


Confederate Texas information


Abraham Lincoln

Excellent portrayal of Abraham Lincoln.

Civil War medicine

Medicine in the Civil War

Immigrants in the Civil War

Various articles on immigrants in the Civil War

An Abraham Lincoln Timeline

A timeline on Abraham Lincoln’s life  (thank you to Evan, a student of the Civil War, for the link)

Abraham Lincoln: American Politician and Lawyer

A nice page of links about Abraham Lincoln. Thank you to Chris P. for providing the link!