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Section 1: War Erupts

Lincoln's Biography http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/
Historical materials from Abraham Lincoln's Illinois years (1830–1861), including Lincoln's writings and speeches, as well as other materials illuminating antebellum Illinois.

Selected Civil War Photographs http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/ cwphtml/ cwphome.html
Library of Congress site offering access to more than 1,000 Civil War photographs from the library's holdings, plus a wealth of background information.

Section 2: Life in the Army

Civil War Medicine http://www.civilwarhome.com/ civilwarmedicineintro.htm
Includes links to over 13 sites relating to Civil War medicine.

Cyndi's List: U.S. Civil War/War of Southern Independence http://www.cyndislist.com/ cw.htm
Links to sites that discuss hospitals and medicine in the Civil War.

Section 3: No End in Sight

The Papers of Jefferson Davis http://jeffersondavis.rice.edu/
Texts of selected letters and speeches of the president of the Confederate States, plus a biographical time line and other information.

Matthew B. Brady http://memory.loc.gov/ ammem/ cwphtml/ cwbrady.html
From the Library of Congress, a brief biography of Matthew Brady on the Selected Civil War Photographs site.

William Tecumseh Sherman http://metalab.unc.edu/ pub/ academic/ history/ marshall/ military/ biographies/ william_sherman.bio
Biographical sketch of the man who would become one of the North's most successful generals in the Civil War.