Happy Thanksgiving! Did you know President Lincoln made the last Thursday of November the national Holiday?
- NATIONAL ARCHIVES CELEBRATES THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 13TH AMENDMENT DECEMBER 7
- Dedication Day Relocating
- U.S. WORLD WAR ONE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION TO PLACE FLAGS AT WASHINGTON DC MEMORIAL ON VETERANS DAY
- National Archives Fall Events
- Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association Annual Dinner
- History Walk Celebration Oct. 31
- Meeting Award-Winning Writer Thomas Fleming
- NATIONAL ARCHIVES SELECTS FORMER ATLANTAN TO HEAD CARTER PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
- Garrison Keillor to Present the Keynote at 2015 Dedication Ceremony in Gettysburg
- Antietam’s Memorial Illumination
- “WEST POINT” NIGHT WITH COMMAND HISTORIAN & NOVELIST SHERMAN L. FLEEK
- Historic Site to host War of 1812 Reenactment November 7th and 8th
he American Civil War was the greatest war in American history. 3 million fought - 600,000 paid the ultimate price for freedom. And a war for freedom it was. The desire for freedom traveled deeper than the color of skin and farther than the borders of any state.
There are hundreds of thousands of pages of information available through this site. Peruse the Official Record of the war, check out the Battle Map, or view the largest collection of Civil War photos available online.
--Official Record (Union Letters, Orders, Reports)
"...I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord's side."
The first general order issued by the Father of his Country after the Declaration of Independence indicates the spirit in which our institutions were founded and should ever be defended: "The general hopes and trusts that every officer and man will endeavor to live and act as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country."
"We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination"
-- Jefferson Davis
""If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms."
-- Samuel Adams
"What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?"
-- Patrick Henry