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The Soldiers at Gettysburg--Supplementary Resources

Choices and Commitments: The Soldiers at Gettysburg examines what many consider the turning point of the Civil War. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers rich variety of materials, both about the battle itself and about the war in general.

Gettysburg Resources
Gettysburg National Military Park
This historic battlefield forms one unit of the National Park Service. The park's web pages detail the history of the building, the events that took place there, and the city in which it stands. Included are photographs, descriptions, and materials for teachers.

Library of Congress
The American Memory collection offers a wide variety of resources about Gettysburg, including maps, documents, and photographs. Start with the search engine, being sure to choose "Match this exact phrase" before you enter the topic you want to search.

National Archives
The Archives has placed on its web site a large number of items about Gettysburg. To find them, visit the NAIL Digital Copies search engine. Among the return from entering "Gettysburg" are more photographs from the battlefield, the original Gettysburg Address, and audio clips from an interview with the last surviving Confederate veteran.

Civil War Resources
American Battlefield Protection Program
The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) promotes the preservation of significant historic battlefields through grants, education, and planning assistance. Included on its web site are summaries of the 380 principal battles of the Civil War.

The Valley of the Shadow
The Valley of the Shadow Project takes two communities, one Northern and one Southern, through the American Civil War. This hypermedia archive includes newspapers, letters, diaries, photographs, maps, church records, population census, agricultural census, and military records. Students can explore every dimension of the conflict and write their own histories, reconstructing the stories of women, African Americans, farmers, politicians, soldiers, and families.

The United States Civil War Center
The Civil War Center has two primary goals: to locate, index, and/or make available all appropriate private and public data regarding the Civil War; and to promote the study of the Civil War from the perspectives of all professions, occupations, and academic disciplines. As part of this mission it has compiled a list of more than 2,100 web resources related to the war.

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