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All of the 1000+ United States Genealogical Resource links have been contributed mainly by Rhonda Houston and numerous others from RootsWeb "Genealogy Newbie Mailing List" {Please refer to the Acknowledgments Page for those that have contributed to MacLinks Website}. They are all active links as of January, 2001. Where possible, a brief summary will follow each link to indicate whether the site is text or research oriented.

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United States Civil War Index to Data and Information Resource Sites {78}

Federal Government Civil War Resources:
{11}
Cemetery Data Archives:
{15}
University Archives:
{13}
Historical Sites:
{2}
Personal Web Sites:
{15}
Look Up Sites and Search Engines:
{11}
African American Data Sites:
{2}
Spanish American Data Sites:
{1}
Native American Data Sites:
{15}
Jewish American Data Sites:
{2}

Individual State Civil War Index to Data and Information Resource Sites {2227}

Alabama
{25}
Arizona
{1}
Arkansas
{180}
California
{11}
Colarado
{14}
Connecticut
{21}
Dakota Territory
{2}
Deleware
{8}
Florida
{55}
Georgia
{138}
Idaho
{1}
Illinois
{165}
Indiana
{69}
Iowa
{63}
Kansas
{16}
Kentucky
{109}
Louisiana
{35}
Maine
{22}
Maryland
{16}
Massachusetts
{33}
Michigan
{83}
Minnesota
{12}
Mississippi
{109}
Missouri
{54}
Montana
{1}
Nebraska
{1}
New Hampshire
{7}
New Jersey
{26}
New Mexico
{6}
New York
{154}
North Carolina
{124}
Ohio
{77}
Oklahoma
{7}
Pennsylvania
{2}
Rhode Island
{11}
South Carolina
{105}
Tennessee
{122}
Texas
{63}
Vermont
{21}
Virginia
{162}
West Virginia
{53}
Wisconsin
{31}
     
     
     



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  1.    New   http://www.arealdomain.com/links.html
              1890 Veterans and widows Special Census ~ The special census was authorized by an act of Congress March 1,1889. It was to enumerate Union veterans and their widows. In the process of taking the 1890 general census, there was a question relating to military service. If the answer was positive, then the special schedule, {1890 Veterans and widows Special Census} was to be completed .

  2.    New   http://www.oz.net/~cyndihow/pensions.htm.
              Compiled Service Records (CSRs) - Civil War Soldiers "How to get a copy of a soldier's "official" military record", is an article written by Geoffrey R. Walden

  3.    New   http://www.oz.net/~cyndihow/pensions.htm.
              How to Order Military and Pension Records for Union Civil War Veterans from the National Archives.

  4.    New   http://www.nps.gov/vick/parole/csp_indx.htm
              Vicksburg National Military Park Website focuses on the Confederate Parole Records - Index. The Confederate Parole records which are listed in this section were transcribed many years ago onto 3" x 5" note cards. The information was again transcribed into computer files for use on this website. It is the only information the park has in its files relating to soldiers that were paroled after the surrender of Vicksburg.

  5.    New   http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/confed.html
              {NARA}: Confederate Pension Records - Updated September 4, 1999. The agencies listed are repositories for Confederate pension records. Please note; the veteran was eligible to apply for a pension to the State in which he lived, even if he served in a unit from a different State.

  6.    New   http://www.nara.gov/genealogy/civilwar.html
              NARA's Civil War Records.

  7.    New   http://www2.msstate.edu/~gam3/cw/resources/bib-comp.html
              Confederate Military Records in the US National Archives.

  8.    New   http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/confedrc.htm
              A list of state repositories Confederate Pension Records from the National Archives.

  9.    New   http://rs6.loc.gov/ammem/cwphome.html
              1,118 Civil War photographs Library of Congress.

  10.    New   http://image.vtls.com/collections/CW.html
              Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows from Library of VA Digital Collections.

  11.    New   http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/usciv.html
             United States Civil War (1861-1865) - This Canadian site has hundreds of resources dealing with ALL aspects and states involved in the Civil War.

Civil War Cemeteries

  1. http://www.oocities.com/~sterlingprice/jbgraves.htm
        Confederate POW Graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery - St. Louis, Missouri. The following is a compilation of names of Confederate soldiers, citizens of the Confederacy, and other pro-southern political prisoners.

  2. http://www.oocities.com/CollegePark/Grounds/7235/
        Confederate Cemeteries Listed by State - As of August 25, 2000 - 1,732 Cemetery links.

  3. http://ca.oocities.com/maclizard@rogers.com/images/mac.rhnda3.html#cwm
        Explaining the contents of M918 -- Cemeteries and or graves for Confederate prisoners who died in Northern prisons and hospitals.

  4. http://www.va-louisiana.com/NCSHistry.htm
       History and Development of the National Cemetery System

  5. http://www.mindspring.com/~redeagle/Fort_Mitchell/index.htm
        A historic preservation problem at Fort Mitchell, East Alabama -- Scene of Military Service During Three Historic Periods - The Fort Mitchell site has been the scene of military forts and events during three important periods in our national military and political history.

  6. http://www.interment.net/us/nat/
       National Cemeteries and Veteran Burials

  7. http://www.cem.va.gov/lsvc.htm
       List of State Vetrans Cemeteries.

  8. http://www.va.gov/pressrel/histsite.htm
        Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemeteries on National Register of Historic Places.

  9. http://www.arlingtoncemetery.com/
       Arlington National Cemetery

  10. http://www.bolling.af.mil/anc/history.htm
       History of: Arlington National Cemetery

  11. http://vermontcivilwar.org/cemetery/barrancas.shtml
        Fort Barrancas National Cemetery, Vermont in the Civil War.

  12. http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/projects/dbases/chalmla.htm
       U.S. Civil War Center - Chalmette National Cemetery.

  13. http://www.oocities.com/Athens/Forum/2759/
        The Resaca Confederate Cemetery - Opened Officially on Oct. 25, 1866.

  14. http://www.oocities.com/SouthBeach/3941/001.html
        Veterans of the American Civil War Buried in Australia.

  15. http://www.ionet.net/~cousin
        The Electric Cemetery - 8,576 Civil War UNION Soldiers and Sailors Buried in Oklahoma {info found in authors book}.

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University {EDU} Archives

  1. http://www.uark.edu/libinfo/speccoll/civilwar1.html
             The American Civil War - Special Collection Resources for the Civil War.

  2. http://homepages.dsu.edu/jankej/civilwar/civilwar.htm
             The American Civil War - links page on this site has some very good hot links dealing with the Civlil War.

  3. http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/
             Civil War Resources.

  4. http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/cwdocs.html
              Civil War Women - Primary Sources on the Internet; Diaries, Letters, Documents | Photographs and Prints.

  5. http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/civil-war-women.html
              Civil War Women - On-line Archival Collections from Duke University.

  6. http://www.cwc.lsu.edu/cwc/civlink.htm
              United States Civil War Center's Index of Civil War Information available on the Internet. This Index has more than 5,000 links for over fifty topics.

  7. http://www.lisp.wayne.edu/cwhtm.html
             A Civil War Pathfinder - is meant to be a sampling list of the very diverse electronic resources on the Civil War that found their way onto the Internet.

  8. http://www.janke.washcoll.edu/civilwar/civilwar.htm
             Washington College, Chestertown, MD, USA ~ Presents: "The American Civil War" A great site ~ full of information!!

  9. http://docuweb.gsu.edu/CivilWar.htm
             The site includes the Georgia Department of Archives and History's collection of microfilmed pension records of Georgia Confederate civil war veterans and their widows.-

  10. http://www.hist.unt.edu/09w-acwc.htm
             The Civil War Units web site has hundreds of links to military units. The latest additions --> July-October, 1999.

  11. http://www.vmi.edu/~archtml/index.html
             Virginia Military Institute Archives. {From the author} --> An online resource featuring full-text collections, Civil War manuscripts, Images and more.

  12. http://moa.cit.cornell.edu/MOA/MOA-JOURNALS2/WARO.html
             Cornell University Library has scanned all of the, "War of the Rebellion Journal Contents (1880 - 1901)". The University has made these scanned images available online for the purposes of researching Civil War ancestral information.

  13. http://bucksworld.com/dixie/ndx.htm "General Index to the Official Records" can be a very helpful adjunct to the Cornell site. This site holds an index and a summary of the contents for all of the series and volumes of records held in the journals.

             To assist you in using these volumes of information you may want to go to Rhonda's FAQ's for August 14th, 1999

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Civil War Historical Sites

  1. http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/PhotoDB.html
              American Civil War {ACW} - Photographs and a searchable database.

  2. http://www2.dmci.net/users/bmacd/
              Civil War Memories.

  3. http://members.aol.com/ASRogers1/CivilWarMisc.html
              Civil War Personal Collection.

  4. http://hlol.com/view_letters.html
              Soldiers' Letters.

  5. http://www.wtj.com/pl/pages/civilwar.htm
              American Civil War ARCHIVES.

  6. http://home.ptd.net/~nikki/cwlinks.htm
              Civil War Links --> Numerous links to historical papers and information on Union and Confederate military facts. Included are listed regiments, honours, etc., of both armies.

  7. http://civilwarmini.com/
             "Civil War in Miniature" This is probably the BEST url I have ever seen explaining the Civil War. I can't say it has any places to dig up historical documents to retrieve, but to see this is truly to appreciate history and America evolve as a country. Be prepared to READ and LEARN!! What an experience. The website creator is fantastic!!

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Personal Web Sites

  1.    New   http://www.sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html
             The American Civil War Homepage - an excellent site with an abundance of information dealing with numerous aspects of the Civil War.

  2. http://www.civilwararchive.com/regim.htm
             The Civil War Archive - Union and Confederate Regimental Information

  3. http://www.eskimo.com/~janyce/gene/CIVILWAR.HTML
             Janyce's Civil War Page of Links To Regiments and...

  4. http://userzweb.lightspeed.net/~richardm/cwlinks.htm
             Civil War Links.

  5. http://www.scv.org/
             Sons of Confederate Veterans.

  6. http://www.calweb.com/~cgrisham/american.htm
             "American Civil War..." includes State resources galore.

  7. http://www.rugreview.com/cw/cwhp.htm
             The Civil War Home Page.

  8. http://www.angelfire.com/il/WeVCW
              "We Veitches, Veatches, Veaches, Veeches" ~ THE 4V/KEMPER MILITARY DATEBASE
             History tells us that during the Civil War brother fought brother but never demonstrated to this extent. The author has created a repository for; The Descendants of James Veitch, the Sheriffe, and Johann Kemper, who Served in the American Civil War.
             By going through these records you will be swept away seeing first hand the effect this tragic war had on family. An amazing site for any Civil War Researcher and genealolgy enthusiast.

  9. http://members.aol.com/Shortyhack/links.html
             Grace-Marie's Links to Civil War Sites on the Web.

  10. http://www.tarleton.edu/~kjones/
             Ken Jone's Project Page focuses on the Civil War with: Alabama, Texas and Regimental or Unit Histories for:
    • Confederate Regimental Histories [All states]
    • Union Regimental Histories [All states]
    • Civil War Navy [CS, US ship histories]

  11. http://www.genealogy.org/~ajmorris/us/us.htm
             The U.S. Civil War - Andrew J. Morris has compiled a repository of data on all of the States involved ~ most impressive!

  12. http://oocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/cw.html
             The Civil War Rosters'   site is frequently updated. At present, there are rosters from 36 states with several 'other' misc. data files.

  13. http://www.broadfootpublishing.com
             "Civil War Service Records, Broadfoot Publishing Co, in North Carolina" Another resource option to NARA for retrieving ancestor's Civil War Records.

  14. http://www.oocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/3843/purple.htm
              The Federal (Union) and Confederate POW Website. This website includes; name of soldier, regiment, date of captivity, and name & location of prison for the Confederate and Federal (Union) POW Website Memorial.

  15. http://members.aol.com/cwrapes/page3.htm
              "Crimes commited during the civil War " Union soldiers executed for rape or attempted rape.

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Look Up Volunteers and Search Engines

  1. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss
             The Civil War Soldier and Sailors System (CWSS) ~ A database project where a search can be made for a soldier or sailor by name, regiments, battles, medals of honor and prisoners..

  2. http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html
             The American Civil War Homepage ~ Last Revised 10 May 2000 ~ has a listing of numerous states and military units from those states. Check on "rosters and regimental histories" to start. The author has also included several hundred civil war links for the researcher to investigate.

  3.    New   The following links information comes from an article written by: Cindy Howells in Heritage Quest July/Aug 2000 discussing the Civil War Units found under the heading of Rosters and Regimental Histories within the above "The American Civil War Home Page".
    The CWUnits { Civil War Units } file consists of 6 parts.

    Parts 1-5 include the same intro as well as the listings. Each file lists people who have (at least some) information on a unit and are willing to help others research it. Some are experts, most are not. Part 6 contains FAQs.
    1. Civil War Units Part #1 USA National & State A-I
    2. Civil War Units Part #2 USA States K-N
    3. Civil War Units Part #3 USA States O-W
    4. Civil War Units Part #4 CSA National & States A-M
    5. Civil War Units Part #5 CSA States N-V
    6. Civil War Units Part #6 Civil War Units FAQs { Frequently Asked Questions and answers}

  4.    New   http://dmoz.org/Society/History/United_States/Wars/Civil_War/Genealogy/
              Open Directory Project- The Open Directory's goal is to produce the most comprehensive directory of the web, by relying on a vast army of volunteer editors.

    Place in the search engine only the words (in lower case) ohio civil war regiments and then press the search button. This is an entire directory of the civil war!

  5. http://www.rootsweb.com/~acwroots/
              American Civil War Roots web site includes: A List of Regiments and Civil War Lookups search engine.

  6. http://www.civilwardata.com/
              Note: This is a commercial site -->    American Civil War Research Database by Historical Data Systems. The web site's advertisment --> "The database is the largest, fully searchable database of Civil War soldiers, regimental rosters and histories, andcomparative statistics. Using the military records of individual soldiers as the building block, the database provides the educator, researcher, and historian with a first-of-its-kind resource for the study and teaching of the Civil War. Complimentary access is available to educators wishing to use the Database as a teaching resource."

             The complimentary search engine http://www.civilwardata.com/pers_dir.html.

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Minorities and the Civil War Resources

African Americans

  1. http://www.coax.net/people/LWF/cwguide.htm
              Guide To Tracing Your African American Civil War Ancestor.

  2. http://www.coax.net/people/lwf/usct.htm
              This url by Bennie J. McRae, Jr. contains not only the history of the African American in the Civil War but data bases on cemetaries and rosters of the men that served.

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Spanish Americans

  1. http://scv.org/scvhisp2.htm
        "HISPANICS in GRAY and Blue (Civil War)" This url promotes an understanding of how the American Hispanic contributed to United States history. TRIVIA - The Mexican Santos Benavides, a former Texas ranger, commanded the Confederate 33rd Texas Cavalry, a Mexican - American unit which defeated the Union in the 1864 Battle of Laredo, Texas.

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Jewish Americans

  1. http://www1.jewishgen.org/databases/civilwar.htm
        The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen - Part 1;

  2. http://www.jewish-history.com/civilwar.htm
        The American Jew as Patriot, Soldier and Citizen - Part 2; contain indexes, by state, of Jewish veterans of both the Union and Confederate armies, and includes each man's name, rank, regiment, branch of service (infantry, cavalry, artillery), status (if wounded, captured or killed) and some brief biographical information if the veteran had been commended for bravery or other meritorious conduct.

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First Nation Native Americans

  1.    New   http://www.oocities.com/Area51/Lair/3680/cw/rosters/chera.html
       Cree Rosters.
             As you scroll down the page you will find several Cherokee Mounted Rifle and other First Nation Territory related links found on this site.

  2. http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/military/mil13.txt
        TEXAS Civil War Soldiers and their Individual Organizations on Microfilm.
             This is the MOST complete listing of Indians who served within the Confederate Army.
             Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Texas. M323. 445 rolls. 16mm. DP. The compiled service records reproduced in this microfilm publication are indexed on M227

  3. http://home.dmv.com/~eheite/Indians/mitsawoket.html
        Delaware Public Archives - Research and Family Reports of names from the Mixed-Blood community which served in the Civil War...(discussion of factors of race perceptions and the evolvement of how common day race terminologies of the understanding of being "mulatto" are discussed and the proving this concept). An informative website about the American Delaware Indian!!

  4. http://members.aol.com/ciiisiii/cherokeepage/indcsaunits.htm
        Confederate Indian Units in the Civil War of the West.

  5. http://www.missouri-scv.org/html/homepage.htm
        First and Second Confederate Brigades, 1861 - 1865 Special note: - The webmaster is terribly helpful and has a wealth of knowledge.

  6. http://www.oocities.com/Athens/Troy/3869/index.htm
        Another outstanding Civil War Link - Civil War particpants in Indian Terriory/ Original Cherokee Mounted Rifles.

  7. http://www.oocities.com/Heartland/Hills/1263/civilwarIT.html
       Indians within the Civil War - Reference books concerning the First Nations and the Civil War.

  8. http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/inmicro.htm
       Indian Territory / Compiled Service Records
            This is the MOST complete listing of Native Americans that served within the Confederate Army.

    You may write to the National Archives http://www.nara.gov/publications/microfilm/military in Washington D. C, for copies of these records.



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