- Voyant 2.0
- A free tool for exploring and visualizing patterns in words or phrases in a text
- Free web mapping tools that allows you to see and better understand location-based data through visualizations (CartoDB includes a range of features (including mapping quantitative data and time sequences) not available in Google Maps, and can be extended further with the use of coding)
- Omeka is an open-source content management system, like WordPress, but designed for the library, archive and museum communities. Whereas WordPress is primarily a blog, organized around presenting content, Omeka is primarily concerned with organizing collections of items, with associated metadata. In the workshop, you will use the free, hosted version. There is also a version that can be downloaded and installed on your own server.
- Project examples from HIST390
Civil War Online Primary Sources
- Soldiers and Sailors Database – the Civil War (US National Park Service) – includes Unit Battle Details and Battle Summaries
- Fold3 [subscription required]
- The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (includes Atlas)
- Frederick Phisterer, Statistical Record of the armies of the United States (1883)
- William Fox, Regimental Losses of the American Civil War, 1861-1865 (1889)
- J. H. Baxter, Statistics, medical and anthropological, of the Provost-Marshal-General’s Bureau (1875)
- Benjamin Anthorp Gould, Investigations in the Military and Anthropological Statistics of the American Military (1869)
- Joseph Barnes, D. L Huntington, George Otis, Charles Smart and Joseph Woodward, The medical and surgical history of the war of the rebellion (1861-65) (Volume 1, Part 1) (1870-88)
- Frederick Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (1908) [book]; online version @ Perseus Digital Library
- Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865
- William Fox, Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg
- Regimental Histories (with links to Voyant) [Emory Library]
- Maps – Library of Congress
- Maps – David Rumsey Collection – including Atlas to accompany the official records of the Union and Confederate armies
- Photographs – Library of Congress
- Pictures of the Civil War – National Archives
- Photographic History of the Civil War
- The National Tribune (1877-1917) – a monthly newspaper for Civil War veterans and their families, including articles on the experiences of both commanding officers as well as ordinary soldiers, ranging from detailed battle descriptions to personal narratives, as well as on pensions.
Civil War Online/Digital projects
- Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
- Visualizing Emancipation
- Hidden Patterns of the Civil War
- Civil War Washington
- Model Company
- Matt J. Michel, “The War Between the Barbates: Facial hair of the commanders of the United States Civil War,” Proceedings of the Natural Institute of Science, 2, HARD 11 (2015), http://pnis.co/vol2/h11.html.
- Damien Shiels, “Visualising the Impact of the American Civil War in Ireland with Palladio,” Irish in the American Civil War, May 31, 2014.