http://www.concentric.net/~tcaswell/cw

This is a terrific site for any teacher preparing to study the Civil War. It consists of well-organized links to letters, photographs, and other cultural treasures that give insight into the lives of the people affected by the war. “Letters from Battle” offers perspectives from both Union and Confederate soldiers, many just boys when they went off to war. “Female Perspective” offers links to diaries kept by two girls during the war. “Slave Narratives” includes text and Real Audio transcripts of interviews with former slaves, such as Fountain Hughes of Charlottesville, Va. “Civil War Photos” is a link to the Library of Congress archive of over 1,100 photographs of soldiers, camps, battle sites, and other images. There’s also a discussion of what an ethnography is, along with tips for teachers to use the site in their classes.