Civil War Library

Original Union and Confederate Books, Manuscripts and Photographs

Updated May 31, 2020


Here is a list of our favorite links about the American Civil War. We hope this list helps you conduct research on this topic. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, send email to


Civil War Encyclopedias

Please see our Civil War Encyclopedia website. It is produced by the same editors as the American Abolitionists website. There is much material on the Civil War, slavery and emancipation. There is also much of material on Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Republicans, as well as other political leaders who opposed slavery. In addition, we are posting a comprehensive list of abolitionists and anti-slavery activists from Scribner’s Dictionary of American Biography.

Eric Saul, the editor of this website, has recently compiled an Encyclopedia of Civil War Biography, which can be viewed on his website It is a comprehensive list of notable Americans from the mid-19th Century. This constitutes a who's who of America in politics, science, industry, and the arts. These individuals represented both sides of the argument over slavery in the United States. Also included is an extensive list of military and naval officers on both sides of the conflict. For those interested in military and naval officers, Union and Confederate, we have compiled an edited version with just entries of those military personnel involved in the Civil War: Encyclopedia of Civil War Military Biography. In addition, this list contains names of prominent Union and Confederate medial officers and personnel. There are also prominent members of Civil War relief agencies, such as the Sanitary and Christian Commissions. These entries were drawn from the 1886-1889 edition of Appletons' Cyclopaedia of American Biography (6 volumes). There are more than 3,000 individuals in this Encyclopedia.

American Abolitionists

The purpose of this website is to provide a comprehensive history of the abolition and anti-slavery movements in the United States, from the Colonial period until 1865.

Army of Georgia Historial Society

The purpose of this website is to document and recognize the Civil War record of Major General Henry Warner Slocum and his officers and men, 1861-1865.

Union XII Corps

The purpose of this site is to provide a history and resource guide to the XII Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The XII Corps was active from March 1862 until it was reorganized and designated as the XX Corps, in April 1864.

Eric Saul - Historian, Museum Director

Eric Saul (the editor of the Civil War Library website) created this website in order to stay in touch with people with whom he has worked on projects these many years, as well as people with whom he is currently working. Saul has devoted the last 40 years of his life to telling unknown historical stories.