Civil War Books, by State
Welcome to Skedaddle!
Skedaddle is a growing collection of on-line material on the American Civil
War, most of it originally published between 1860 and 1923.
The majority of the material is found in three parts of the site:
- The blog — Chronicles
of the American Revolution —contained, as of the end of September, 2005,
over 3000 posts. The majority of these posts are news articles from the
time of the civil war. Each day, several new pieces are published on the
blog—with many pieces pre-published, scheduled for posting in the future.
Many of the postings in the blog will be published in future issues of
- Articles and other interesting materials — American
Civil War Anecdotes, Incidents, and Articles —devoted to publishing
19th and early 20th century civil war material related to the impact of the war
on the public and individuals in the service. Most documents in this part of the
web-site are published as web pages and Adobe pdf documents.
- The e-journal —
Skedaddle, Volumes 1 and 2 —is available on-line in a
printable Adobe pdf format.
Publication of future issues of Skedaddle is currently on hold
until a future day, which has not yet been determined.
As well, the Skedaddle mailing list has been stopped. Whether or
not it will be restarted on resumption of publication will be determined at
All previously published issues remain available:
- The first volume of
publication, published in 2004, has 4 issues and contained a variety of civil
war related articles and other material.
- The second volume shifted to news articles originally published
prior to and during the war. Volume 2 covers January through April of 1861 and
has 20 issues.
- Future volumes will cover the remainder of the civil war.
Besides the above segments of Skedaddle, there is a large amount of
previously published material in various directories on the site. Much of
this material can be found on the site map; however, it
has not been maintained well and some of the material on the site may not be
linked. As well, some my civil war material that is on another server will
be moved to pddoc.com.
Examples of material on the site:
Revisions coming to the site will improve the accessibility of material on
the site. All new pages will include a google search box, like the one at
the top of this page, with options for searching either
the web or this site. As well, each new page—and, eventually, all old
pages—will have links to all parent pages (example:
pddoc.com>skedaddle; where skedaddle is this
page and its parent is pddoc.com).
Public Domain - Material is "harvested" from
sources, many of them on-line. On-line sources are generally
government or collegiate sites.
The content on this site is provided as a resource for others to use.
encourage the use of individual items from the site and linking
to pages of interest on our site.
Note: While almost all of the material is derived from the public domain,
the collection is protected by United States and international copyright laws
as a compilation. While I encourage use of individual articles, poems,
and images from the site, replicating the content of any significant portion
of the site would be an infringement of the copyright on my compilation of
To minimize conflict, no material will be used from the web-sites of
individuals without permission, even where the material is clearly in the public
domain. If permission is sought and not granted, another source for the
material will be pursued or the material will not be used.
visits since 05/29/2006.