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Web links for this program are listed below. Text-based resources are listed in the Program 12 Bibliography.

Harper's Weekly

HarpWeek.com
http://www.harpweek.com/  
Provides access to the content and pages of leading illustrated newspapers of the 19th century, including Harper's Weekly.

Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address
http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~wldciv/world_civ_reader/world_civ_reader_2/lincoln.html  
The text of Lincoln's second Inaugural Address.

The Valley of the Shadow: Northern Politics
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/ 
vshadow2/Browser2/aubrowser/au.file.northernpol.html

Newspaper articles from 1861-1864. Includes one about the 1864 Democratic platform, McClellan's letter of acceptance as nominee, the election of Lincoln, etc.

USA: Lincoln's last speech
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/al16/speeches/last.htm  
The text of Lincoln's last speech.

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
http://www.nps.gov/foth/index.htm  
An account of Lincoln's assassination with a photo of the theater and the box where he was sitting. Provides links to information on Booth, Lincoln security, Inaugural Addresses, etc.

Lincoln Assassination: Introduction
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html  
An account of Lincoln's assassination with illustrations. Provides links to a timeline of the conspiracy, a gallery of illustrations, and Lincoln papers at the Library of Congress.

Abraham Lincoln Assassination and Memorial Links
http://www.netins.net/showcase/creative/lincoln/education/assassin.htm  
A page of links to sites about Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/  
Drafts of the Gettysburg Address, transcriptions in different languages, Lincoln's invitation to Gettysburg, the only known photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg, etc.

The Avalon Project : Gettysburg Address
http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/gettyb.htm  
The text of the Gettysburg Address.

Abraham Lincoln - The Gettysburg Address
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/P/al16/speeches/gettys.htm  
The text of the Gettysburg Address.

Documents of Freedom - The Gettysburg Address
http://www.ushistory.org/documents/gettysburg.htm  
The Gettysburg Address, with links to other important American historical documents.

Historical Documents
http://www.nationalcenter.org/HistoricalDocuments.html  
Many historical documents including The Gettysburg Address with a brief introduction.

William Tecumseh Sherman

Furman: Sherman's Atlanta Correspondence
http://www.furman.edu/~benson/docs/sherman.htm  
The text of two letters from Sherman's Atlanta correspondence.

Sherman's March to the Sea
http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/shermans-march-sea  
A page of links pertaining to Sherman's March.

Bentonville Battleground - Introduction
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/sections/hs/bentonvi/Main.htm  
A history of Sherman and the last major Confederate offensive of the Civil War, with illustrations, photos and quotes.

Time Line of The Civil War, 1864
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1864.html  
A timeline of the Civil War with links. Includes a paragraph each on Sherman and Atlanta, and Sherman's March to the Sea.

Forty Acres and a Mule
http://www.isomedia.com/homes/bhd2/40_acres_and_mule.htm  
A summary of Sherman's Field Order No. 15.

The American Civil War Home Page
http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html  
A Civil War site with many documents, letters, related links, etc.

William Tecumseh Sherman
http://www.sfmuseum.org/bio/sherman.html  
A Sherman biography with links to various events.

Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
http://ngeorgia.com/people/shermanwt.html  
A Sherman biography with links to various events.

People in the West
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sherman.htm  
A Sherman biography.

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/ug18.html  
A photo and a biography of Grant with a reference to his appointment by Lincoln as General-in-Chief in March 1864.

Ulysses S. Grant - Chronology
http://www.granthome.com/grant_home.htm  
Offers a Grant chronology with links and images.

Grant's Orders of Federal Troops against the KKK

Chronology
http://itw.sewanee.edu/reconstruction/html/chronology.html  
A chronology of events from January 1865- April 1898. Includes Grant's use of Federal Troops to augment the anti-Klan effort.

Ulysses S. Grant: In Over His Head, 1869-1877
http://www.americanpresident.org/history/ulyssessgrant/biography/resources/Articles/KunhardtGrantBio.article.shtml 
A history of problems during Grant's presidency, including the events of the Ku Klux Klan. Provides links to information about Grant, facts about his presidency, and images.

Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/relee/relee.htm  
A biography of Lee with a reference to the Battle of Gettysburg.

Modern History Sourcebook: Terms of Lee's Surrender At Appomattox, 1865
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1865RELee-surrender.html  
The text of letters exchanged by Generals Grant and Lee, giving the terms under which Lee surrendered his army at Appomattox.

Handbook of Texas Online: Lee, Robert Edward
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fle18  
A biography of Robert E. Lee.

Philip Henry Sheridan

Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan
http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/WIReader/Images/WER1662.html  
A photo of Sheridan.

Handbook of Texas Online: Sheridan, Philip Henry
http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsh26  
A biography of Sheridan.

People in the West - Philip Henry Sheridan
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sheridan.htm  
A biography of Sheridan with a photo and related links.

George McClellan

General George Brinton McClellan
http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/gbmcclellan.htm  
A biography and a photo of McClellan.

Thomas Nast

The World of Thomas Nast
http://www.thomasnast.com/  
HarpWeek's comprehensive site on Thomas Nast.

John Wilkes Booth

Ford's Theatre National Historic Site
http://www.nps.gov/foth/index.htm  
An account of Lincoln's assassination with a photo of the theater and the box where he was sitting. Provides links to information on Booth, Lincoln security, Inaugural Addresses, etc.

Surratt House Museum/John Wilkes Booth/Abraham Lincoln
http://www.surratt.org/  
A site about the Surrat house with links to Mrs. Surrat's story, the proceedings of the conspiracy trial, a brief description of John Wilkes Booth's family, etc.

The Life and Plot of John Wilkes Booth
http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln72.html  
A biography and photographs of John Wilkes Booth, with information on his plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln Assassination: Introduction
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html  
An account of Lincoln's assassination with illustrations.Provides links to a timeline of the conspiracy, a gallery of illustrations, and Lincoln papers at the Library of Congress.

Today in History, April 14
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/apr14.html  
An illustrated account of the Lincoln assassination with related links.

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/aj17.html  
A biography of Andrew Johnson with a photo.

Andrew Johnson
http://statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us/nc/bio/public/johnson.htm  
A biography of Andrew Johnson.

Today in History: December 29
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/dec29.html#andrewjohnson  
An illustrated biography of Andrew Johnson with related links including one to information about his impeachment trial.

The Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/impeachmt.htm  
A comprehensive site about the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. Includes a brief overview with links to a chronology, opinions of senators, Senate vote and map, biographies, sketches, etc.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson: Historical Perspectives on Impeachment in American History
http://loki.stockton.edu/~gilmorew/0impeach/impeachm.htm  
A page of links to information on the impeachment of Andrew Johnson as well as to historical perspectives on impeachment in American history.

Chronology of Andrew Johnson 1808 - 1875
http://www.nps.gov/anjo/historyculture/timeline.htm  
A chronology of the life of Andrew Johnson.

Johnson, Andrew 1808-1875: Biographical Information
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=J000116  
A biography and portrait of Andrew Johnson.

Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson

An Introduction to the Impeachment Trial of Andrew Johnson
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/imp_account2.html  
An account of Johnson's impeachment trial, with references to Sumner and Stevens and a link to the impeachment trial home page.

Life After the 13th Amendment
http://www.history.rochester.edu/class/douglass/part5.html  
An account of the events after the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, with references to Sumner and Stevens.

Mathew Brady Gallery, NY - Thaddeus Stevens
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/19gal.html  
A brief biography and a photo of Stevens.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
http://www.impeach-andrewjohnson.com/ 
11BiographiesKeyIndividuals/ThaddeusStevens.htm

A brief biography and a photo of Stevens.

Closing Argument of Thaddeus Stevens in the Impeachment
http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/impeach/StevensClosing.html  
The text of the closing arguments given by Stevens in Johnson's impeachment trial.

Furman University: Thaddeus Stevens Papers On-line
http://history.furman.edu/benson/hst41/silver/stevens5.htm  
Stevens' letters regarding issues such as Reconstruction, race relations, political upheaval, Constitutional issues, etc. An outline of each letter is given.

Today in History, May 16
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/may16.html#impeachment  
An illustrated account of the Johnson impeachment with many links.



  

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