History of the American Civil War!
The Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War exhibition examines the reasons why so many soldiers were wounded and became amputees during the U.S. Civil War, and the ways in which they were treated both during and after the war. Teachers are encouraged to preview all sections of the .
PA Civil War Soldier Deaths Recorded on Tombstones
Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois, a volunteer with the Edgar County Genealogical Society, entered the information found in this database from microfilm of the 89 volumes of original Muster and Descriptive Rolls provided by the Illinois State Archives. Delap discovered that the published Adjutant General's Reports included soldiers that were not included in the original Muster and Descriptive Rolls. To make the database as comprehensive as possible, he also extracted the information from the first eight volumes of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois. (The ninth volume lists veterans of Black Hawk, Mexican, and Spanish-American Wars.)
Students view several primary sources related to the U.S. Civil War, including images. They examine closely the text of the exhibition, Life and Limb: The Toll of the Civil War, to gain understanding of the plight of disabled veterans of the Civil War. Students build on their knowledge of the Civil War veterans by learning about services and support provided to today’s veterans by various government agencies.
The American Civil War Home Page
The histories of Illinois Civil War regiments and units are included in the first eight volumes of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1900-1902). (The ninth volume lists units of the Black Hawk, Mexican and Spanish-American Wars as well as the War of 1812.) The histories, some written shortly after the war's end, are the work of numerous authors throughout the intervening years. The 1886 version of the Adjutant General's Report included regimental histories compiled by that office which had not previously been published.
Civil War Soldiers Letters and Diaries Archive
The histories of Illinois Civil War regiments and units are provided in a PDF (Portable Document Format) file, which can be viewed or printed using your Web browser and Adobe's Acrobat Reader software. Macintosh and Windows versions of Acrobat Reader may be downloaded free of charge from Adobe.