Online Resources

Time Period
1825 to 1860
1861 to 1876
Civil War

Anyone conducting research on the Civil War in Virginia is faced with a daunting task. Thousands of books have been written about America's bloodiest war and many of those focus entirely, or at least in part, on the war in Virginia. The VMHC has a vast array of resources that researchers may find useful. Browse featured Civil War resources below or learn more about our general Research Resources.

VMHC Collections Resources

Other Recommended Resources

Civil War Preservation Trust

Civil War Richmond (photographs, maps, and more)

EDSITEment, National Endowment for the Humanities (features primary source-based lesson plans on slavery and the Civil War) (articles, video, pictures and facts about the American Civil War)

On to Richmond! (Richmond Civil War museums & sites)