Civil War

Overview

29th Regiment from Connecticut
Detail from stereograph of Beaufort, South Carolina. 29th Regiment from Connecticut. Image from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

People

Black Soldiers in the Civil War

  • Army Life in a Black Regiment
    Hear the recording of the recollections of a soldier in the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States.
  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War
    Read about the recruitment of black soldiers, their white commanders, and a recruitment poster calling black men to military duty.
  • Black Soldiers in the Civil War
    Find out more about the contribution of African-American troops to the Union war effort.

War & Battlefields

{movremote}http://www.knowitall.org/scoot/content/video/rivers.mov{/movremote}Battle of River's Bridge: Watch this video where Confederate soldiers made a stand at Rivers Bridge on the Salkehatchie River against General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Culture

Pieces of History

Images of the War

S.C. Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren
Charleston Harbor, S.C. Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren standing by a 50-pounder Dahlgren gun on deck of U.S.S. Pawnee. Image from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.