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Civil War

The American Civil War Homepage Great collection of links and resources.

Civil War Related Web Links

Black Troops

Soldiers of Glory: U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War By Kim Gaines. From The Black Collegian.

Colored Troops in the Civil War From

Civil War Freedom Fighters Links to information on black troops in the Civil War. Researched and compiled by Bennie J. McRae Jr.

54th Massachusetts Company B History and links by Civil War re-enactors.

Milliken's Bend A site honoring the contributions of black soldiers during the Civil War.

Emancipation Proclamation

Emancipation Proclamation Story of the proclamation. From Spartacus.

Emancipation Proclamation From the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration. (Primary source document)

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Editor A biography by Sandra Thomas.

Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site Links to information on Douglass.

Primary Sources

Men of Color to Arms! An editorial from Frederick Douglass calling for black men to join the Union army.

Report of Col. T. W. Higginson, First South Carolina Infantry (Union) Report from an officer commanding African-American troops.

Emancipation Proclamation Background, timeline, and digital copies of the document. From the Library of Congress.

The Frederick Douglass Papers Documents written by Douglass. From the Library of Congress.

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Douglass' autobiography. From Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE.

Selected Civil War Photographs From the Library of Congress.


Glory A 1989 film on the 54th Massachusetts Infantry's attack on Fort Wagner.

Civil War, Forever Free Episode 3 of Ken Burn's epic deals with the Emancipation Proclamation. PBS Video.


The Emancipation Proclamation by Charles W. Carey

Black, Blue & Gray: African Americans in the Civil War by James Haskins

Dear Mr. President: Abraham Lincoln: Letters from a Slave Girl by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Civil War's Common Soldier by James I. Robertson

The Boys' War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy

The Massachusetts 54th: African American Soldiers of the Union by Gina de Angelis

Teacher Resources

Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War From the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.



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