and Their Capital.—Notes of a Recent Tour in the South. —
description of the conditions in the South six months after the
beginning of the war — published in the New York Herald on
November 12, 1861
Provision for Those
Who May Fall Sick — the treatment of sick confederate soldiers six
months after the firing on Fort Sumter
Years Under Fire at Charleston — relates
conditions and experiences in Charleston from the time of secession
through evacuation of the city and entrance of Union troops
South Carolina (1861) — the experiences and observations of a
woman working as a teacher in Charleston at the beginning of the war.
Charleston Under Arms
— observations of conditions and attitudes by a Yankee visitor during
late January and early February, 1861.
Why I Wrote It — a
teenager sent away to the North to school and—while she's gone—war
breaks out; her experiences in the North, going back to the South and
leaving while the war rages.
Wilmington, N.C., During the Blockade - "the only port of the
Confederacy into which every “dark of the moon” there ran a half dozen
or so swift blockade—runners, freighted with cannon, muskets, and every
munition of war— medicines, cloth, shoes, bacon, etc."
The Baltimore Plot
to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln - why and how the president-elect
"snuck" into the nation's capitol
Pursuit and Death of John Wilkes Booth - Accounts by Confederate
officers that Booth came in contact with and the Union officer
commanding the troops who apprehended him
between the “Alabama” and the “Kearsarge” - A Civil War Battle off
the Coast of France
Patent - While an 1849 patent by a relatively obscure politician and
lawyer is not related directly to the war, it is an interesting example
of the future president's intellect.
Starting January 2005, the e-journal began focusing on the civil war
week to week through news articles, journal and diary entries, and
excerpts from other material. pdf and e-mail (for subscribers)
Chronicles of the American
Civil War - a blog used to publish 19th and early 20th
century writings related to the Civil War. Beginning January 1, 2005,
daily articles from the corresponding day in 1861.
Photographic History of the Civil War,
Volume 7, Prisons and Hospitals - an online edition, currently a
work in progress with over 100 pages and over 100 images.
Forts Sumter And Moultrie In 1860-'61 by Abner Doubleday, Brevet
Incidents, and Affairs — will feature, primarily, 19th century
material relating to the actual conflict. Other parts of
Skedaddle deal with other aspects of the war — the impact on the
people, the trials and tribulations of the soldiers in the camps, the
poitics... and more