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Section 1: The Emancipation Proclamation

The Battle of Fort Pillow ftpillow.htm
Account of the Confederate victory at Fort Pillow, which some called an intentional massacre of black Federal troops at the Tennessee fort. Includes links to the official reports from both sides.

Memorial to the 54th Massachusetts Regiment feature/ shaw/ home.htm
Focuses on sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens' memorial to the great African-American regiment.

Section 2: War Affects Society

The New York City Draft Riots of 1863 Misc/ Chicago/ 317749.html
Part of a book put online by the University of Chicago Press.

Susie King Taylor neh/ taylorsu/ taylorsu.html
Susie King Taylor's account of her life in a Union army camp.

Clara Barton bartonbio.htm
Short biography of the well-known Union nurse.

Andersonville Prisoner of War Camp nr/ twhp/ wwwlps/ lessons/ 11andersonville/ 11andersonville.htm
A National Park Service site about Andersonville Prison, also known as Camp Sumpter, the Confederacy's largest prison camp during the Civil War.

Life on the Southern Home Front imls/ texts.html
A collection of electronic texts describing life in the South during the Civil War. Includes diaries, important acts and amendments, letters, and speeches.

Section 3: The North Wins

Selected Civil War Photographs ammem/ cwphtml/ cwphome.html
A collection of more than 1,000 photographs from the Civil War, as provided by the Library of Congress.

The Siege of Vicksburg siegeofvicksburg.htm
Information on the Siege of Vicksburg, the Union victory that nearly completed the Anaconda Plan.

Section 4: The Legacy of the War

Walt Whitman During the Civil War volume2/ price/ introduction.htm
Information on poet Walt Whitman's activities during the Civil War.

Thirteenth Amendment data/ Constitution/ amendment13/
Text and annotations of the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.