The American Civil War
1861 - 1865
The American Civil War is a key moment in our Nation's history. According to Dr James McPherson :
The Civil War is the central event in America's historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of sovereign states or an indivisible nation with a sovereign national government; and whether this nation, born of a declaration that all men were created with an equal right to liberty, would continue to exist as the largest slaveholding country in the world.
In order to honor the men and women who took part in this event and to honor the 150 anniversary, we hope you find the below information interesting as well as to expand your knowledge.
Researching Your Connecticut Civil War Ancestor
Carolyn Ivanoff has created a guide to help you locate any of your Civil War Ancestry.
Please click here.
Saving America's Civil War Battle fields- Civil War Trust
This website has information about all the upcoming events across the United States as well as the battlefields.
To visit this site go to: http://www.civilwar.org/150th-anniversary/
National Park Services Sesquicentennial Commemoration
The National Park Services website for the 150th anniversary.
To visit this site go to:http://www.nps.gov/features/waso/cw150th/
The Civil War Discovery Trail
The Civil War Discovery Trail links more than 600 sites in 32 states to inspire and to teach the story of the Civil War and its enduring impact on America.
To visit this site go to: http://www.civilwardiscoverytrail.org/index.php