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Resources for Mrs. Minnicheske's Social Studies class.

War of the Confederacy

The American Civil War lasted from 1861-1865.  It has been refereed to as the "War Between the States", the "War of the Rebellion", or the "War of the Confederacy".  The Civil War began on April 12, 1861 when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina and ended on May 9, 1865.  It remains the deadliest war in American history, accounting for roughly as many American deaths as all other U.S. wars combined.

On This Date During the Civil War

Civil War Trivia

Test out your Civil War knowledge with a few of the quizzes below.

Fun Trivia-U.S. Civil War Quizzes

Civil War Quiz-AARP

AOL Kids

National Geographic


Welcome to Our Civil War Libguide

Use the tabs above and the links on each page just like the ones below to find out more about the Civil War.


History Channel Interactive- Civil War 150

Magazine - Civil War Times

Magazine - America's Civil War


Civil War Timeline

Click on the YouTube video below to view a brief timeline of the War Between the States.

Civil War Videos

Check out these videos from your local library to see more about the Civil War.

The Civil War by Ken Burns

The Civil War

ISBN: 978-0-7806-3887-7

The Civil War

 The Civil War

ISBN:  978-0-7670-9731-4

Subject Guide

Glossary of Cival War Terms

Click the link below to improve your Civil War vocabulary.

Civil War Glossary


 Use the link below to view the entire bibliography of content used for this LibGuide and more resources that I found!


References Grouped in RefWorks

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Creation Document

Use the link below to read a riveting account on the creation of this LibGuide.  If the Word document below doesn't work, try this one.