What is the Civil War Guide?
The Civil War Guide is an information resource for the American Civil War. The Civil War Guide strives to provide a comprehensive resource for information about American Civil War battles. A unique features of the Civil War Guide is our Google Mapping system, which displays battle sites on our integrated Google Maps. Another great feature is the ability to export KML files into Google Earth for offline research. The trip planning option allows you to create a printable list of interesting places. Your list can be saved to Google Maps for more advanced trip planning and driving directions.
How can I contribute to the Civil War Guide?
Anyone with knowledge of American Civil War battles can write for the Civil War Guide - share your knowledge on American Civil War history! If you have visited a battle field and have pictures to share, you can do that too! To get started click on the register tab and complete the short registration form. Then go to your email inbox and click on the verification link. Once you have completed the registration process you can contribute new posts and photos with a basic account but you will need to have your account upgraded to edit existing content. Reply to the verification email with a short introduction and your account will be upgraded so you can contribute site wide.
What resources were used to compile the information on this website?
Many of the battle descriptions were compiled for the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission and reused here in accordance with the National Park Service Website Ownership Disclaimer. Visit the Civil War Sites Advisory Commission’s website to learn more about their great efforts as well as review acknowledgments for the efforts of the original compilation of some of the battle materials provided here.
Some materials were copied from the archive of Civil War battle information on Wikipedia, in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-Share A like 3.0 Unported License. When possible original content references are provided along with the battle details.
Many of the historical photos used on this website are also under the public domain and came from the National Archives.
Other materials including battle descriptions, photos, locations and any other data related to a civil war battle or point of interest were written, compiled and published by knowledgeable volunteer users of this website and also fall under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share A like 3.0 Unported License.
Since all the materials on this website were copied from various public records, Creative Commons sources or donated by users of the website they should be considered free to use as long as you reference the source in some way and comply with the guidelines set forth in the Creative Commons Attribution-Share A like 3.0 Unported License.