Not to Be Forgotten:
Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery--
By studying Not to Be Forgotten: Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery students learn about the history of Camp Chase and the federal government's policies guiding the marking of POW graves. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.
Library of Congress
Search the American Memory Collection for a variety of primary sources related to Civil War prisoner-of-war camps including diary entries, sketches, maps, pictures, and much more.
Department of Veterans Affairs: National Cemetery Administration
For more information about the National Cemetery Administration and
its history, soldier's lots, and the federal government's grave marking
program, please visit the NCA
National Park Service Civil War Website
Visit the official National Park Service Civil War Web Site. Offering the current generation of Americans an opportunity to know, discuss, and commemorate this country's greatest national crisis, while at the same time exploring its enduring relevance in the present, the website includes a variety of helpful features and links such as the About the Civil War page that offers a timeline and stories from various perspectives. Also included are links to Civil War Parks, NPS education programs, and much more.
Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
The National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System is a database containing facts about Civil War servicemen, lists of Civil War regiments, and descriptions of significant Civil War battles. Also on this site is a descriptive history of African Americans in the Civil War.
Historic Places Honoring Those Who Served
The National Register of Historic Places online itinerary Civil War Era National Cemeteries: Honoring Those Who Served commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This itinerary explains where the idea of national cemeteries came from and their meaning today.
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives (NARA) is a federal agency committed to the availability of government documents to the public. Included are documents related to the soldiers that served during the Civil War, such as military and pension files and articles pertaining to both soldiers' homes and the marking of veterans graves.
United States War Department:
The War of Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
This Cornell University database contains a massive amount of primary source data of both the Union and Confederate armies including: correspondence, official reports, orders, information on prisoners of war, state prisoners, political prisoners, and the reports of high ranking military officials.
Related Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans:
Andersonville: Prisoner of War Camp
Examine conditions of the Civil War's most notorious prison, and learn how inmates were able to cope.
A Nation Repays Its Debt:
The National Soldiers' Home and Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio
Learn about the evolution of a system to honor and care for U.S. veterans beginning with the creation of soldiers' homes and national cemeteries during and after the Civil War.
Students interested in learning more may want to read Margaret E. Wagner, Gary W. Gallagher, and Paul Finkelman's The Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference (New York: Simon and Schuster Publishing, 2002).