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Military History: U.S.: Welcome

Wars have been an integral part of the growth and preservation of the American nation. This guide presents sources for research into the history and significance of those wars.

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General George Washington, Crossing the Delaware near Trenton, NJ
This iconic painting, so evocative of the American revolutionary spirit, hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Welcome to Military History: US

The Campbell Library at Rowan University provides many resources in multiple media formats to enable faculty and students to conduct research about topics related to U.S. war and military actions. Please take a few moments to click the tabs above in order to familiarize yourself with this guide's contents.

LC Classification

D: World History (not the Americas)

Main document: Library of Congress Classification Outline: Class D -- World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Etc.

  • Subclass D – History (General)
  • Subclass DA – Great Britain
  • Subclass DAW – Central Europe
  • Subclass DB – AustriaLiechtensteinHungaryCzechoslovakia
  • Subclass DC – FranceAndorraMonaco
  • Subclass DD – Germany
  • Subclass DE – Greco-Roman World
  • Subclass DF – Greece
  • Subclass DG – ItalyMalta
  • Subclass DH – Low Countries – Benelux Countries
  • Subclass DJ – Netherlands (Holland)
  • Subclass DJK – Eastern Europe (General)
  • Subclass DK – Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics. Poland
  • Subclass DL – Northern Europe. Scandinavia
  • Subclass DP – SpainPortugal
  • Subclass DQ – Switzerland
  • Subclass DR – Balkan Peninsula
  • Subclass DS – Asia
  • Subclass DT – Africa
  • Subclass DU – Oceania (South Seas)
  • Subclass DX – Romanies

F-United States Local History. History of: British America (including Canada), Dutch America, French America, and Latin America. Spanish America

Main document: Library of Congress Classification Outline: Class E-F -- History of the Americas

Items identified with a class that begins with F and a number between the number range below will be on the subject identified. For example, if the number on the spine of a book in the library begins with F135, it will be on the subject of New Jersey history.

1-975..........United States local history

1-15..........New England
16-30..........Maine
31-45..........New Hampshire
46-60..........Vermont
61-75..........Massachusetts
76-90..........Rhode Island
91-105..........Connecticut
106..........Atlantic coast. Middle Atlantic States
116-130..........New York
131-145..........New Jersey
146-160..........Pennsylvania
161-175..........Delaware
176-190..........Maryland
191-205..........District of Columbia. Washington
206-220..........The South. South Atlantic States
221-235..........Virginia
236-250..........West Virginia
251-265..........North Carolina
266-280..........South Carolina
281-295..........Georgia
296-301..........Gulf States. West Florida
306-320..........Florida
321-335..........Alabama
336-350..........Mississippi
350.5-355..........Mississippi River and Valley. Middle West
366-380..........Louisiana
381-395..........Texas
396..........Old Southwest. Lower Mississippi Valley
406-420..........Arkansas
431-445..........Tennessee
446-460..........Kentucky
461-475..........Missouri
476-485..........Old Northwest. Northwest Territory
486-500..........Ohio
516-520..........Ohio River and Valley
521-535..........Indiana
536-550..........Illinois
550.5-553.2..........The Lake region. Great Lakes
561-575..........Michigan
576-590..........Wisconsin
590.3-596.3..........The West. Trans-Mississippi Region. Great Plains
597..........The Northwest
598..........Missouri River and Valley
601-615..........Minnesota
616-630..........Iowa
631-645..........North Dakota
646-660..........South Dakota
661-675..........Nebraska
676-690..........Kansas
691-705..........Oklahoma
721-722..........Rocky Mountains. Yellowstone National Park
726-740..........Montana
741-755..........Idaho
756-770..........Wyoming
771-785..........Colorado
786-790..........New Southwest. Colorado River, Canyon, and Valley
791-805..........New Mexico
806-820..........Arizona
821-835..........Utah
836-850..........Nevada
850.5-851.5..........Pacific States
851.7..........Cascade Range
852-854..........Pacific Northwest. Columbia River and Valley. Northwest boundary since 1846
856-870..........California
871-885..........Oregon
886-900..........Washington
901-951..........Alaska
951..........Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. For Hawaii, see DU620
965..........The territories of the United States (General)
970..........Insular possessions of the United States (General)
975..........Central American, West Indian, and other countries protected by and having close political affiliations with the United States (General)

1001-1145.2..........British America
1001-1145.2..........Canada
1001-1035..........General
1035.8..........Maritime provinces. Atlantic coast of Canada
1036-1040..........Nova Scotia. Acadia
1041-1045..........New Brunswick
1046-1049.7..........Prince Edward Island
1050..........St. Lawrence Gulf, River and Valley (General)
1051-1055..........Quebec
1056-1059.7..........Ontario
1060-1060.97..........Canadian Northwest. Northwest Territories
1061-1065..........Manitoba
1067..........Assiniboia
1070-1074.7..........Saskatchewan
1075-1080..........Alberta
1086-1089.7..........British Columbia
1090..........Rocky Mountains of Canada
1090.5..........Arctic regions
1091-1095.5..........Yukon
1096-1100.5..........Mackenzie
1101-1105.7..........Franklin
1106-1110.5..........Keewatin
1121-1139..........Newfoundland
1135-1139..........Labrador
1140..........The Labrador Peninsula
1141-1145.2..........Nunavut

1170..........French America
1170..........Saint Pierre and Miquelon

1201-3799..........Latin America. Spanish America
1201-1392..........Mexico
1218.5-1221..........Antiquities. Indians
1401-1419..........Latin America (General)
1421-1440..........Central America
1435-1435.3..........Mayas
1441-1457..........Belize
1461-1477..........Guatemala
1481-1497..........Salvador (El Salvador)
1501-1517..........Honduras
1521-1537..........Nicaragua
1541-1557..........Costa Rica
1561-1577..........Panama
1569.C2..........Panama Canal Zone. Panama Canal

1601-1629..........West Indies
1630-1640..........Bermudas
1650-1660..........Bahamas
1741-1991..........Greater Antilles
1751-1854.9..........Cuba
1788-1788.22..........Communist regime
1861-1896..........Jamaica
1900-1941..........Haiti (Island). Hispaniola
1912-1930..........Haiti (Republic)
1931-1941..........Dominican Republic
1951-1983..........Puerto Rico
1991..........Navassa
2001-2151..........Lesser Antilles
2006..........Leeward Islands
2011..........Windward Islands
2016..........Islands along Venezuela coast
2033-2129..........Individual islands
2131-2133..........British West Indies
2136..........Virgin Islands of the United States
2141..........Netherlands West Indies. Dutch West Indies
2151..........French West Indies
2155-2191..........Caribbean area. Caribbean Sea

2201-3799..........South America
2201-2239..........General
2251-2299..........Colombia
2301-2349..........Venezuela
2351..........Guiana
2361-2391..........Guyana. British Guiana
2401-2431..........Surinam
2441-2471..........French Guiana
2501-2659..........Brazil
2661-2699..........Paraguay
2701-2799..........Uruguay
2801-3021..........Argentina
3031-3031.5..........Falkland Islands
3051-3285..........Chile
3301-3359..........Bolivia
3401-3619..........Peru
3701-3799..........Ecuador

E- History of America, United States

Main document: Library of Congress Classification Outline: Class E-F -- History of the Americas

Items identified with a class that begins with E and a number between the number range below will be on the subject identified. For example, if the number on the spine of a book in the library begins with E181, it will be on the subject of Military history.

11-143..........America

11-29..........General
29..........Elements in the population
31-49.2..........North America
51-73..........Pre-Columbian America. The Indians
75-99..........Indians of North America
81-83..........Indian wars
99..........Indian tribes and cultures
101-135..........Discovery of America and early explorations
103-110..........Pre-Columbian period
111-120..........Columbus
121-135..........Post-Columbian period. El Dorado
141-143..........Descriptive accounts of America. Earliest to 1810


151-909..........United States
151-169.12..........General
171-183.9..........History
171-180..........General
173..........Sources and documents
175-175.7..........Historiography
176-176.8..........Biography
179.5..........Historical geography
181..........Military history
182..........Naval history
183-183.3..........Political history
183.7-183.9..........Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations.
183.8..........Relations with individual countries
184-185.98..........Elements in the population
184.5-185.98..........Afro-Americans
185.2-185.89..........Status and development since emancipation
185.96-185.98..........Biography. Genealogy
186-199..........Colonial history (1607-1775)
186-189..........General
191-199..........By period
191..........1607-1689
195-199..........1689-1775
196..........King William's War, 1689-1697
197..........Queen Anne's War, 1702-1713
198..........King George's War, 1744-1748
199..........French and Indian War, 1755-1763
201-298..........The Revolution, 1775-1783
300-453..........Revolution to the Civil War, 1775/1783-1861
300-302.6..........General
302..........Collected works of American statesmen
302.1..........Political history
302.5-302.6..........Biography (Late eighteenth century)
303-440.5..........By period
303-309..........1775-1789. The Confederation, 1783-1789
310-337..........1789-1809. Constitutional period
310.7..........Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations
311-320..........Washington's administrations, 1789-1797
321-330..........John Adams' administration, 1797-1801
323..........Troubles with France, 1796-1800
331-337..........Jefferson's administrations, 1801-1809
333..........Purchase of Louisiana, 1803
335..........War with Tripoli, 1801-1805
336-336.5..........Neutral trade and its restrictions, 1800-1810
337.5..........Nineteenth century (General)
337.8-400..........Early nineteenth century, 1801/1809-1845
337.8-340..........General
337.8..........Collected works of American statesmen
339-340..........Biography
341-370..........Madison's administrations, 1809-1817
351.5-364.9..........War of 1812\
365..........War with Algeria, 1815
371-375..........Monroe's administrations, 1817-1825
373..........Missouri Compromise, 1820
374..........Diplomatic history. Foreign relations
376-380..........John Quincy Adams' administration, 1825-1829
381-385..........Jackson's administrations, 1829-1837
384.3..........Nullification
386-390..........Van Buren's administration, 1837-1841
391-392..........William H. Harrison's administration, March 4-April 4, 1841
396-400..........Tyler's administration, April 4, 1841-1845
398..........Northeastern boundary disputes, 1783-1845
401-415.2..........Mexican-American War, 1846-1848
408..........Mexican cessions of 1848
415.6-440.5..........Middle nineteenth century, 1845/1848-1861
415.6-415.9..........General
415.6..........Collected works of American statesmen
415.8-415.9..........Biography
416-420..........Polk's administration, 1845-1849
421-423..........Taylor's administiration, 1849-July 9, 1850
423..........Slavery question, 1849-1853
426-430..........Fillmore's administration, July 9, 1850-1853
431-435..........Pierce's administration, 1853-1857
433..........Slavery question, 1853-1857
436-440.5..........Buchanan's administration, 1857-1861
438..........Slavery question, 1857-1861
440.5..........State of the country, November 1860-March 4, 1861
441-453..........Slavery in the United States. Antislavery movements
456-655..........Civil War period, 1861-1865
456-459..........Lincoln's administrations, 1861-April 15, 1865
461-655..........The Civil War, 1861-1865
482-489..........Confederate States of America
491-586..........Armies. Troops
591-600..........Naval history
660-738..........Late nineteenth century, 1865-1900
660-664..........General
660..........Collected works of American statesmen
661.7..........Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations
663-664..........Biography
666-670..........Johnson's administration, April 15, 1865-1869
668..........Reconstruction, 1865-1877
669..........Purchase of Alaska, 1867
671-680..........Grant's administrations, 1869-1877
681-685..........Hayes's administration, 1877-1881
686-687.9..........Garfield's administration, March 4-September 19, 1881
691-695..........Arthur's administration, September 19, 1881-1885
696-700..........Cleveland's first administration, 1885-1889
701-705..........Benjamin Harrison's administration, 1889-1893
706-710..........Cleveland's second administration, 1893-1897
711-738..........McKinley's first administration, 1897-1901
713..........Annexation in 1898 of Hawaii, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico
714-735..........War of 1898 (Spanish-American War)
740-837.7..........Twentieth century
740-749..........General
740.5..........Sources and documents
742.5..........Collected works of American statesmen
743-743.5..........Political history
743.5..........Un-American activities744-744.5..........Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations
745..........Military history
746..........Naval history
747-748..........Biography
751..........McKinley's second administration, March 4-September 14, 1901
756-760..........Theodore Roosevelt's administrations, September 14, 1901-1909
761-765..........Taft's administration, 1909-1913
766-783..........Wilson's administrations, 1913-1921
768..........Purchase of Danish West Indies (Virgin Islands), 1917
780..........Internal history during World War I
784-805..........1919-1933. Harding-Coolidge-Hoover era. "The twenties"
785-786..........Harding's administration, 1921-August 2, 1923
791-796..........Coolidge's administration, August 2, 1923-1929
801-805..........Hoover's administration, 1929-1933
806-812..........Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administrations, 1933-April 12, 1945
813-816..........Truman's administrations, April 12, 1945-1953
835-837.7..........Eisenhower's administrations, 1953-1961
838-889..........Later twentieth century, 1961-
838-840.8..........General
838.3..........Sources and documents
839.5-839.8..........Political history
839.8..........Un-American activities
840-840.2..........Diplomatic history. Foreign and general relations
840.6-840.8..........Biography (General)
841-843..........Kennedy's administration, 1961-November 22, 1963
842.9..........Assassination, funeral, memorial services, etc.
846-851..........Johnson's administrations, November 22, 1963-1969
855-861..........Nixon's administrations, 1969-August 9, 1974
860-861..........Watergate Affair. Resignation
865-868..........Ford's administration, August 9, 1974-1977
872-875..........Carter's administration, 1977-1981
876-880..........Reagan's administrations, 1981-1989
877.3..........Assassination attempt
881-884..........George H. W. Bush's administration, 1989-1993
885-889..........Clinton administration, 1993-2001
895-904..........Twenty-first century
902-904..........George W. Bush's administration, 2001-2009
907-909..........Barack Obama's administration, 2009-

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Websites-Timeline

Click tabs below for a selection of websites related to U.S. wars and armed conflicts

Congress.gov

Congress.gov. now includes Thomas.gov for a bigger and better combined site. 

Military.com: the History and Roles of the U.S. Army

National Museum of African American History & Culture (Smithsonian)

The Army exists to serve the American people, to defend the Nation, to protect vital national interests, and to fulfill national military responsibilities.

The National Museum of American History (Smithsonian)

A good source for popular culture materials. Images can be searched by keyword, but subject categories can simply be browsed.

Naval History and Heritage Command

This official US Navy website provides an incredible wealth of information. 

Online collections of the Naval History and Heritage Command Photo Archive. The Naval History and Heritage Command’s photo collections are related to the U.S. Navy (or other navies when specifically associated with U.S. involvement or historical events) with specific emphasis on ships, aviation, places, wars/events, activities, and significant individuals associated with naval history.

Primary Documents relating to World War II

A webpage from the National World War II Museum

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

A searchable database with information on American portraits in public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

U.S. Army Center of Military History

The Center Of Military History (CMH), which reports to the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, is responsible for the appropriate use of history throughout the United States Army.

United States Air Force Academy

United States Military Academy, West Point

United States Naval Academy

Wikipedia: Timeline of United States Military Operations

The list through 1975 is based on the Committee on International Relations (now known as the United States House Committee on Foreign Affairs). Dates show the years in which U.S. government military units participated.

American Indian History: Native Societies, First Contact, and the Colonial Era: Beginnings to 1775

The site is broader in scope than Military History but it also covers the important era of earlier colonial history up to 1775.

Also, explore the other History resources on this site.

King George's War: 1744-1748

Phillip’s War: America’s Most Devastating Conflict

1675-1676; short but bloody

Pilgrim Hall Museum

The Website of the oldest continuously operating museum covering the Pilgrim landing in New England from 1620 

Queen Anne's War: 1702-1713

American Indian History Online

Find information on notable Native Americans and their contributions to American history.

British Battles.com

Provides a British perspective on Braddock's Defeat and other events to the Battle of Quebec.  Click the appropriate link for each battle.

First Nations Histories

Provides links to brief notes about many Native American tribal groups. 

French and Indian War: History 

Summary overview of the major events of the war.

French and Indian War: Images 

Color and black and white maps, and paintings and drawings of personalities and conflicts during the period.

French and Indian War: Prepared PowerPoint Slide Shows 

Pre-made PowerPoint slides that illustrate aspects of the war.

French and Indian War: Timeline 

From PBS, a year by year account of key events in the war.

French and Indian War in Pennsylvania

From ExplorePAHistory.com, a brief summary of the war in the Pennsylvania colony.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Primary Sources

Addresses the use of some primary sources regarding the war.

How Newspapers Covered the French and Indian War

From Varsity Tutors

Massachusetts Historical Society Maps of the French and Indian War

Images of 18th century maps of cities and campaigns of the war.

Seven Years War: Website

From Access Heritage, Inc., provides links to re-enactors of the period and to detailed information on uniforms and music of the soldiers who fought in the war.

U.S. Army Center of Military History: French and Indian War Select Bibliography [archived page]

While the list is dated, it is comprehensive and useful for titles published before 1996.

The War that Made America (PBS)

Provides entry to information about the PBS series on the French and Indian War.

 

American Revolution, The (website)  

American Revolution.org: Scholars' Showcase 

Part of the larger website, this section is more focused on scholarly information, including some primary sources.  While not very comprehensive and often dependent on older sources in the public domain, the items listed may not be easily found elsewhere.

 American War of Independence - at Sea 

Links to information on the maritime war and the navies involved.

BBC - History: The American War of Independence: The Rebels and the Redcoats [archived page]

Brief overview of the war that raises two key points--that the Revolution was a civil war and that it was also a world war, and part of the century-long conflict between England and France for European and colonial dominance.

Brigade of the American Revolution 

Website of the premier organization of Revolutionary War re-enactors--can provide some information on the flavor and color of the times.

British Battles.com 

Provides a brief overview of the war from the British perspective.

Daughters of the American Revolution: Patriot Lookup Service 

Search for a soldier who served in the American forces in the Revolution.

French Military Units 

A list of French regiments and ships that served in the American Revolution.  Click on the appropriate button on the left side of the page.

Hessian Soldiers of the American Revolution

Websites below link to books and other information (some original accounts) on Hessian and other German soldiers who served in the British Army during the war-- some useful sources for locating information on known Hessian ancestors.

Historycentral.com

This website provides an overview of the Revolutionary War, its causes, participant biographies, and descriptions of major battles, myths, and legends of the war.  Many battle entries include a narrated multimedia presentation. The reproduced accounts of battle by those who fought and reports sent by General Washington to the Continental Congress are primary documents worth investigating. Also, includes a section on the impact of economics on the Revolutionary War. 

Images for the American Revolutionary War 

Multiple classic and newer images of the war and its people.

Liberty! - The American Revolution (PBS) 

Online companion site to the acclaimed PBS Liberty video series.

National Park Service Museum Collections: American Revolutionary War 

Gateway to four National Park sites that present material on the war.

Naval History and Heritage Command: Naval Documents of the American Revolution (1775-1783)

Provides researchers access to a variety of perspectives through the words of diaries, letters, ships’ logs, and more; PDF versions of each volume published to date are available online.

Oatmeal for the Foxhounds: Banastre Tarleton and the British Legion [archived website]

Information about the infamous Tarleton and the legion he commanded in the British Army

The Online Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies 

Provides a wealth of detail on those American colonists who remained loyal to England and King George III--and the regiments of volunteers they raised to fight with the British against their patriot neighbors.

Revolution in America: Confidential Letters and Journals 1776 to 1784 of Adjutant General Major Baurmeister of the Hessian Forces

Translated and annotated by Bernhard A. Uhlendorf

This digitized version of the published book is an original source for research on Hessian participation in the war.

America and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe

Gerard W. Gawalt, retired manuscript specialist for early American history in the Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, addresses some of the problems in one of the earliest cases of unconventional foreign war confronted by the U.S.

America's First Response to Terrorism: The Barbary Pirates and the Tripolitan War of 1801

By Colonel Bradley E. Smith, U.S. Army

PDF file of an article summarizing the conflict, published in the November-December 2005 issue of the journal Military Review (pgs. 65-69).

Barbary Pirates: Images

Multiple sketches and paintings of the period.

Barbary Pirates and Wars: A Timeline (1625-1815)

About.com News contributor Pierre Tristam provides an overview of what happened when to whom.

Barbary Wars: Global Security.org

Cursory overview and background of the conflict.

Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates  

Published in the Spring 2007 issue of City Journal magazine, Christopher Hitchens provides an analysis of Jefferson's response options and why the U.S. was faced with a choice between paying tribute, enslavement of its citizens, or taking military action.

Marine's Hymn: Lyrics

The Marines have immortalized their participation in the war by incorporating the famous "To the shores of Tripoli" phrase.

Naval History and Heritage Command

Useful source site for U.S. naval information, especially the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships section that allows browsing information about all ships commissioned by the U.S. Navy. 

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history.  The Online Reading Room features a Chronological List; click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.

Order of Battle: US Navy: The Barbary Wars, Tripoli 1801-1805 [archived page; some links not accessible]

From Ravi Rikhye, a list of U.S. Navy ships sent to combat the pirates.

Terrorism in Early America

Thomas Jewett reviews how Muslim pirates in the early days of the U.S. threatened American commerce and sovereignty through terror tactics.

The Shores of Tripoli: Our First Fight Against International Terrorists

Kevin Baker analyzes the U.S. response to the seizure of American merchantmen on the high seas. This article was published in the February/March 2002 issue (vol. 53, issue 1) of American Heritage magazine.

A Guide to the War of 1812 (Library of Congress)

Compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist

Military Records: War of 1812 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Short History of the War of 1812 (USS Constitution Museum) 

War of 1812 (History Channel)

War of 1812 (National Park Service)

The War of 1812 (PBS)

War of 1812 (Pennsylvania State Archives)

The War of 1812 (Smithsonian's National Museum of American History)

War of 1812-1815 (U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian)

The War of 1812 (Chapter 6)

Extracted from: American Military History. Army Historical Series. Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army


Perspective from the Other Side:


The British View the War of 1812 Quite Differently Than Americans Do

Article by Amanda Foreman, published in the July 2014 issue of Smithsonian magazine

The War of 1812 (Government of Canada)

 

A Continent Divided: The U.S.-Mexico War, Timeline 1844-1848

From the University of Texas Arlington Library, a detailed time-line of events related to the war

Alamo

Use this official website of The Alamo, the shrine of Texas Independence, to get an overview of the battle and for tourist information about visiting The Alamo in San Antonio.

Battle of San Jacinto

This short history of the battle that finalized Texas Independence is provided by Texas A&M University and contains a map as well as opposing views, Texan and Mexican, of what happened during the fighting.

Battle of San Jacinto

Another summary of the 20 minute battle that settled the issue of Texas Independence.  This site is provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Descendants of Mexican War Veterans

This website provides access to collections of paintings and information about troops that fought in The Mexican War, 1846-1848.  The list of suggested readings is helpful for student researchers.

Guide to The Mexican War 

A Library of Congress research guide about the war compiled by Kenneth Drexler, Digital Reference Specialist

Images for Mexican War 1846;

Maps, drawings, and paintings of the conflict

Images for Texas Independence

Maps and pictures of locations, events, icons, and people related to Texas Independence

Military Resources: Mexican War, 1846-1848

Resources about the Mexican War from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.

Navy Department Library (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history.  The Online Reading Room features a Chronological List; click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.

Texas Independence (U-S-History.com)

An overview of events leading to the independence of Texas

U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848 (PBS)

This PBS website provides information and visuals about the war that enabled American expansion throughout the South.

braham Lincoln: Words & Speeches (Library of Congress)

Compiled for the Lincoln Bicentennial (1809-2009) commemoration of his birth, this sampling of key Lincoln letters and speeches is a starting place for the researcher who wants to know what Lincoln said and wrote.

American Civil War Homepage [archived page; some links may not function]

This is a course syllabus, maintained by Dr. George Hoemann at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and made available online, which includes a variety of information. 

American Civil War Museum 

While some photos and information are available only for a fee, the webpages themselves provide useful information about the Southern side of the war.  Do not neglect to look at the bookshop listings for little known books on Confederate regiments and other aspects of Southern life from 1861-1865. Also part of the American Civil War Museum attractions, the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond houses the largest collection of Confederate artifacts.  

American Memory (Library of Congress)

The American Memory Collection from the Library of Congress is invaluable. Browse by topic or follow links to the numerous collections.  Peruse the offerings, many of which contain aspects of war and military history. [note: some collections have migrated to new presentations and are no longer found in American Memory; alternatively, users may search all Library of Congress collections (including American Memory) or browse the Digital Collections]


American Slave Narratives

This first site, "American Slave Narratives," from the University of Virginia, provides samplings of over 2,300 narratives of former slaves collected and compiled by journalists of the federal Works Progress Administration during the 1930s.

The second site, "North American Slave Narratives"--part of a larger collection of documents of Southern literature maintained by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-- provides additional examples of the voices of those held in bondage during the period.

The third link, "Frederick Douglass," goes to the Library of Congress website on American leaders and personalities.  Use it to look for information not only on Douglass, but also on Harriet Tubman and other prominent voices of the era.

The fourth link provides access to slave era documents and slave narratives through the special collections of Duke University Libraries.

The fifth link goes to a Library of Congress American Memory collection that includes all known recordings of former slaves in the American Folklife Center. "The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement." (source: website)

See also:  Civil War: Primary Documents (below) for additional information.

 

Antietam on the Web

"Your reference to the battle at Sharpsburg, turning point in the American Civil War" 

Avalon Project 

An ongoing project of Yale University Law School, this website collects documents of legal and social interest to the historian.  This is an especially useful site for researching documents related to the Southern philosophy behind secession.

Battles & Leaders of The Civil War 

Digitized and presented by The Ohio State University, this classic compilation of information about the war was published in the 1880s.  It was based on the writings of many officers who participated in the war.  As such, it is useful to see how they viewed the war, but the researcher should remember that the authors may seek to embellish their own participation in the events described.

Civil War (The): A Film by Ken Burns 

This PBS website provides background information on the definitive video documentary on the war.

Civil War Facts (Civil War Trust)

Presented in a question and answer format, the site tries to confirm all data and facts used in Civil War scholarship.

Civil War Images 

Maps, drawings, and photographs of events and personalities of the Civil War

Civil War: Primary Documents 

From teacher Tracey Osborn ("Teacher Oz"), this site provides online access to primary documents, personal diaries, journals, letters, cartoons, art, images, poetry, literature, and music of the Civil War era

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System 

This National Park Service website contains the service records of thousands of soldiers and sailors who fought for the Union.  It is searchable by the soldier's or sailor's name or the regiment to which he belonged.  This is an ideal place to search for family history.  However, service records for Confederate veterans will not be found here.  Southern service records were kept by individual states in the CSA.  Those searching for CSA service records should look at state libraries or state historical associations for additional information.

Civil War Times (Historynet)

The Civil War Times is the oldest "fan" or "hobbyist" magazine on the subject, being first published during the centennial of The Civil War in the 1960s.  While not technically a scholarly publication, the articles are usually minutely researched, and writers are held to standards that approximate those of academic journals.  This site involves some video discussion of previously published articles with viewer feedback that allows the researcher to "sit in" on discussions of topics related to the war.

Civil War Trust: Primary Sources 

Another source of primary documents related to the Civil War, especially useful for speeches and military correspondence

Civil War Weapons 

From CivilWarHome, a useful overview of many of the weapons used by soldiers during the war

Facts, Events & Information about the American Civil War: 1861-1865 (Historynet)

National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. 

Type "Civil War" in the search box to retrieve hundreds of documents relating to the conflict.  Or, research a more specific term/aspect of the war.

Naval History and Heritage Command - Civil War

Explore these resources to learn more about the significance of the Navy during the Civil War, read first-hand accounts of the conflict, and analyze technological developments of the time.

Papers of Jefferson Davis

The Papers of Jefferson Davis, a documentary editing project based at Rice University in Houston, Texas, has published a 14 volume edition of his letters and speeches, several of which can be found on this website.  The site also provides extensive information on Davis and his family and numerous images. 

Researching Your American Civil War Ancestors (Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives)

This document, by Louisville Free Public Library's Kentucky History and Genealogy Librarian Joe Hardesty, provides pathways for research on participants in the war, whether or not they are connected to Kentucky.

Southern Homefront, 1861-1865 

Part of a larger website on southern literature that is maintained by the University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll, this page is a gateway to insights on how those left on the home front, mostly women, coped with the rigors of life during the war. The collection "presents documents related to all aspects of Southern life during the Civil War. In particular, government and civilian publications demonstrate the Confederate States of America's unsuccessful attempt to create a viable nation state. This collection includes over four hundred Civil War era maps, broadsides, photographs, printed workers, Confederate currency, and manuscript letters and diaries." (source: website) 

Strategy and Tactics in The American Civil War 

A series of articles that show the thinking behind the way the war was fought

Timeline of The Civil War 

More than just a timeline of major and minor events of the era, this chronology from the Library of Congress provides period photographs of many of the events listed.

Underground Railroad

National Geographic's interactive website allows the browser to "participate" in the decision to flee the plantation or stay behind, and shows the consequences of that decision.

USS and CSS Navy Ships and Battles 

Lists ships of both navies and the history of their participation in the war.  Includes many photos.

Women and the American Civil War

This page lists many notable women who played various roles during the Civil War era and provides a searchable path to researching their accomplishments.  The Duke University page provides access to their libraries' special collections.

Duke University Libraries page providing access to their libraries' digitized archival material regarding the topic. 

Library Database:

General Resources

American Indian History (Infobase) 

Find information on notable Native Americans and their contributions to American history.

Curtis, Edward S. 

Library of Congress website about the Curtis collection of photographs of Native Americans

Federal Websites For/About Native Americans 

From the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, this is a guide to federal agency websites that feature information for or about Native Americans. Most of these websites focus on tribal matters. Of particular interest may be the history and military headings.

First Nations Histories 

Provides links to brief notes about many Native American tribal groups.

McKenney and Hall's Images of North American Indians

Information about the artists as well as exhibits of prints, taken from the classic 19th century hand-colored illustrations and portraits of notable Native Americans:

McKenney and Hall Images (University of Cincinnati Libraries)  

McKenney and Hall: Indian Tribes of North America (University of Washington University Libraries)  

Thomas L. McKenney & James Hall [The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (now Stockton University)]  [archived page]

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Select "Native Americans" on the subject list on this page to view relevant materials in the Library's Online Reading Room

 

Apache Wars
Information on the series of conflicts with the Apache people in the later 19th century

o  Apache Chiefs and Leaders  

o  Apache Wars: Images  

o Battles of the Apache Wars  

o  Fort Bowie (National Park Service)  

o  Navajo and Apache Wars  (Library of Congress)

o  Google search: Apache Wars  

 

Cherokee History (Trail of Tears)
Information about the forcible removal of the Cherokee Nation from its native lands in the Southeastern U.S. to the plains of Oklahoma

o   Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act  

Article by Robert V. Remini, published in the August 2001 issue of American History magazine

o   Indian Removal Act  

Web Guide from the Library of Congress

o   Trail of Tears (Cherokee history)  

 

Cheyenne Wars
Websites that provide overviews of the wars with the Cheyenne people

o   Cheyenne History (Spartacus Educational)

o   Images of the Cheyenne Wars  

o   Roman Nose: Cheyenne War Chief (excerpted from classic 1918 work by Charles A. Eastman)  

 

Creek War of 1813-1814 

Overview of the war with the Creek Nation in the Southeastern U.S.


Crow Indians
Historical information on the Crow peoples and their relations with neighboring tribes

o   Crow Indians (Indians.org)

o   Crow Tribe  (Access Genealogy)

o   Google search: Crow Indians

 

Indian Wars: GlobalSecurity.org 

A very brief overview of conflicts between the U.S. government and Native Americans in the 19th century

 

Navajo

An Historical Overview of the Navajo Relocation 

Less known than the Cherokee Trail of Tears, the Long Walk is a story of forced removal of the Navajo to reservation lands far from their native homeland. This article by Deborah Lacerenza was published in the September 1988 issue of Cultural Survival Quarterly magazine. 


Nez Perce
Tribal website with background information about the Nez Perce and their interactions with white expansion into their territories

o   Nez Perce Tribe Cultural Department  

o   "Chief Joseph" Biography (PBS)  

 

Pawnee Tribe (Access Genealogy)

History of the Pawnee people


Seminole Wars Foundation 

Website of the historical foundation whose mission is to preserve and disseminate information about the Seminole Wars in Florida


Sioux Wars
Links to timelines, histories, and archival material related to wars with the Sioux or Lakota people

o   Atlas of the Sioux Wars, second edition (2006, Combat Studies Institute Press Publications) (digitized in PDF format by Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library) 

Edited by Charles D. Collins, Jr. and William Glenn Robertson, this atlas "represents a modest effort to examine the Army's campaigns against the Sioux, one of the great Indian tribes of the American West. The three Sioux wars covered in this atlas offer a variety of historical case studies for the student of low-intensity conflict. The difficulties of using volunteer forces to quell a rebellion of suppressed peoples are investigated in the 1862 campaign in Minnesota. The 1866-68 Sioux War in Wyoming and Montana is the story of securing a fixed route of travel through hostile territory with limited resources. The final conflict, that of 1876, encompasses one of the largest and most ambitious search-and-destroy missions in the history of Indian warfare." (source: website)

o   Massacre at Wounded Knee, 1890  (EyeWitness to History)

o   Sioux/Cheyenne War of 1876 Military Rosters (Friends of the Little Big Horn Battlefield)  

Includes a list of all Departments, companies, and their muster rolls that fought during this war.

o   Sioux Wars (U-S-History.com) 

o   Google search: Sioux Wars   

 

U.S. Indian Wars Uniforms: 1872-1899 

Color photos of uniforms used in various military campaigns of the era

Buffalo Soldiers at San Juan Hill  
While Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders are most closely associated with defeating the Spanish on San Juan Hill, the support of the African-American Buffalo soldiers was crucial in Roosevelt's victory. This article by Frank N. Schubert derives from a paper Schubert delivered at the 1998 Conference of Army Historians in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War 
This PBS website introduces the beginnings of the American colonial empire that was to emerge as a result of the war.

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history.  The Online Reading Room features a Chronological List; click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.

Spanish American War Images 
Photos, maps, and drawings of America's first global war

Spanish American War in Motion Pictures 
Some of the first combat footage of war was shot during the Spanish American War.  Explore this aspect of the conflict through this Library of Congress website.

 

Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish American War
A brief overview of Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

o   Images of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders  

o   Theodore Roosevelt: The Soldier (Theodore Roosevelt Association)

o   Theodore Roosevelt in the Spanish American War  ("Colonial Theodore Roosevelt, Part Two," an article by Patrick McSherry)

  

Timeline of the Spanish American War 
Chronological listing of events of the war and its aftermath from the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress

United States Naval History: results of site search: Spanish American War 

 

USS Olympia

o   Cruiser Olympia (Independence Seaport Museum) 

This Philadelphia museum currently maintains the only surviving ship of the Spanish American War.  Its future is threatened by lack of funds for needed repairs. 

o   Cruiser Olympia  (article by Patrick McSherry)

o   Images of USS Olympia  

 

The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War 
The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress presents an overview of events leading to the war and of military and naval actions during the war.

 

Yellow Journalism and War Propaganda

While the war may have had more serious causes than an attempt by rival publishers William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer to sell newspapers, the contributions of the infamous "Yellow Press" of each man fired the American public's thirst for war with Spain. 

o   Defining "Yellow Journalism": Competition with Hearst  

o   Images of Yellow Journalism  

o   The U.S.S. Maine and Yellow Journalism  

o   Yellow Press  ("Black, White and Yellow: Journalism and Correspondents of the Spanish-American War," an article by Jess Giessel)

BBC: Summary of World War I 
Basic information on the war from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Canadian Great War Homepage 
As part of the British Commonwealth of Nations, Canada fought in World War I for years before the U.S. entered the fray.

Credo (subscription database): World War 1

Facts, Information and Articles about World War I (HistoryNet)

Great War Flying Museum 
Searchable information and diagrams of World War I aircraft

Heritage of The Great War 
Multiple perspectives on the legacy and impact of the war


Library of Congress:


National Museum of the U.S. Air Force 
Although the US Air Force did not exist in World War I, their museum website offers information on the early development of combat aircraft during the conflict.

National WWI Museum and Memorial, Interactive Timeline
A chronological presentation of the first worldwide mechanized war.  

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history.  The Online Reading Room features a Chronological List; click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.


PBS: The Great War
Information about the war as compiled by PBS video  

 

Poison Gas
A brief overview of the types and use of chemical weapons during the war

Propaganda Posters and Images
World War I arguably saw the first scientific and sustained use of psychological warfare and propaganda by multiple nations.

Trenches on the Web: Library 
Access to information regarding multiple aspects of the war for both Allied and Central Powers

The United States Marine Corps in the World War (No. 1 in the U.S. Marines in World War I Centennial Commemorative Series) by Major Edwin N. McClellan, USMC

 Dr. Charles P. Neimeyer - Director of Marine Corps History; Charles D. Melson - Chief Historian of the Marine Corps; Angela J. Anderson - Series Editor/U.S. Marines in World War I Centennial Commemorative Series; Vincent J. Martinez - Graphic Designer

Updated and revised third edition 2014. This printing represents the original work, with minor alterations to the text based on current standards for style, grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Any other revisions to the original text were made based on new statistics available since the time of the 1968 (second) edition. (First edition published 1920)


War at Sea 
Website created by William Schleihauf (deceased) containing information on submarine and surface warships and combat during World War I


World War I Document Archive

Compiled by the BYU library, this collection of mostly primary documents can be a valuable research tool.


World War I Images  

Photos and sketches of multiple aspects of the war


World War I Timeline 
Sequence of events during and after the war

America and World War II

Credo (subscription database): World War II

World War II

From the History Channel, comprehensive coverage including 63 videos dealing with many aspects of World War II.

Pearl Harbor

From the History Channel, detailed and highly informative. Also includes link to news reports, and other stories.

 

African Americans in World War II

The African American Experience in the U.S. Navy (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

African Americans in World War II: Images 

The Depression, The New Deal, and World War II (Library of Congress)

The Negro Soldier (FDR Presidential Library)

Pictures of African Americans During World War II (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) 

Tuskegee Airmen (Exhibit from the National Museum of the US Air Force)  


Air Power

Sources about the theory and application of air power during the war

American Fighter Planes of World War II  

Atomic Bomb and the End of World War II: A Collection of Primary Sources (The National Security Archive)

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 162, Edited by William Burr

United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (European War)  

World War II Gallery (National Museum of the US Air Force)  

"Harrowing and courageous moments are captured in the museum's World War II Gallery, which houses one of the world's top collections of WWII aircraft and a variety of engaging and evocative exhibits to tell the proud story of the U.S. Army Air Forces during the war. The gallery captures the pivotal moments, campaigns and figures of U.S. Army Air Forces' air power in both the Pacific and European Theaters." (source: website)

World War 2 U.S. Bomber Aircraft (1939-1945) 


Film and Propaganda

Film as Propaganda in America During WWII  (project from students at University of California, Berkeley iSchool)

Hollywood's World War II Combat Movies  (S. Mintz and S. McNeil's Digital History website)

National World War II Museum  

Office of War Information Records  (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Propaganda--Good and Bad--for Democracy 

Article by Clyde R. Miller and Louis Minsky, published in the November 1939 issue (vol. 28, no. 11) of Survey Graphic magazine, p. 706.

Why We Fight 

Videos of Frank Capra Propaganda Films  

World War II Propaganda, Cartoons, Film, Music, & Art  

From teacher Tracey Osborn ("Teacher Oz"), this site provides access to war propaganda, wartime cartoons in print, wartime cartoons on film, coverage of Hollywood (at the movie industry) at war, wartime entertainers, music and radio during wartime, wartime photography, and more. 


Military Records

World War II Military Records (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Extensive records and information available at this site

Airpower Doctrine: Korean War/Post-War Period

From the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center of The Air University, this page contains a list of books, documents, and periodicals relevant to air power during the Korean War and later

Korean War 1950-1953

From the Milestones page on the website of the Office of the Historian, U.S. Dept. of State 

Korean War: Images

Multiple photos and drawings depicting events and trends of the time

Korean War: Infantry Weapons

Provides information on infantry weapons used during the Korean War

Korean War: Overview and Images

The U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command provides a comprehensive overview of the war and access to a collection of images of the fighting. Online resources include U.S. Navy carrier combat action reports, discussion of Chinese intervention from the Colloquium on Contemporary History, and an overview of mine warfare.

Korean War Project

The website provides background information about the war and allows searches for information about veterans of the Korean War. Included are external links to Korean War maps.

 

Library of Congress

Multiple headings within the Library of Congress direct researchers to various aspects of the war:

Archival information on the events of the war and the personnel who participated in them

Military Resources: Korean War [Archives Library Information Center, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration(NARA)]

Links to NARA resources and external resources about the war. 

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history. In the Online Reading Room, navigate to the Subject List and select "Korean War" or navigate to the Chronological List and click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.

Remembering the Forgotten War: Korea, 1950-1953

Naval History and Heritage Command exhibit about naval combat during the war.

Timeline: Korean War (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Agent Orange (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

An official U.S. government portal into the lasting effects of the herbicide Agent Orange on soldiers who were exposed to it.

American Experience: Vietnam Online (PBS)

Online companion to the television series Vietnam: A Television History 

Battlefield: Vietnam (PBS) 

PBS explores aspects of combat during the war.

History Place 

This site presents timelines and other information about the different phases of the war.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library

The library for the 36th President of the United States, in Austin, Texas

Media, Propaganda and Vietnam (GlobalIssues.org)

Information on this page explores the propaganda used to create support for the Vietnam War.

National Archives

Depository of official records regarding U.S. involvement in the war:

o   Cold War: Was Vietnam a Turning Point? (U.K. National Archives)

o   Military Resources: Vietnam War (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

o   Vietnam War Records  (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

 

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history. In the Online Reading Room, navigate to the Subject List and select "Vietnam War" or navigate to the Chronological List and click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.

POW/MIA Lists (POWNetwork.org)

Information about American POW/MIAs from the war and continuing efforts to discover the truth about them.

Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum

The library for the 37th President of the United States, in Yorba Linda, CA

Veterans History Project (Library of Congress) 

The Library of Congress provides access to biographical information supplied by veterans of the war.

 

Vietnam Anti-war Movement

Links below are representative of a wealth of online material about the anti-war movement in the U.S.

o   Anti-war Movement (online books and articles accessible through Questia)  

o   Anti-war Movement (videos on Google)  

o   Anti-War Movement in the US (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Short overview prepared and compiled by Cary Nelson

o   Anti-war protests (Google Scholar articles)  

 

Vietnam Veterans Memorial 

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went online in 1996 it has evolved into something more. It is now also a place of healing for those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation's history

Vietnam War (Global Security.org)

The site presents an overview of the war with additional detailed explanations of key events by clicking on the tabs on the right side of the page.

Vietnam War (History Channel)

Facts, battles, pictures, and videos about the war

Vietnam War Aircraft (Military Factory) 

There are a total of 88 Vietnam War Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

Vietnam War: Images  

Multiple photos and other visuals of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam

Vietnam War: Timeline (PBS)

Vietnam War Videos (American Heroes Channel)

Virtual Vietnam Archive (The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University) 

Texas Tech provides oral histories of Vietnam experiences and other information regarding the war.

War Myths

Sites listed debunk persistent myths about the war:  that returning veterans were spat upon by anti-war demonstrators in airports upon their return to the U.S., and that the news media caused the decline in public support for the war.

o   Debunking a Spitting Image  

Opinion piece by Jerry Lembcke, published in the April 30, 2005, issue of The Boston Globe.

o   Myth of the Media's Role in Vietnam [Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR)]

Article by Jeff Cohen, published May 06, 2001

 


Also, use the resources listed on the Rowan University Libraries Research Guide below to search for information about the Vietnam War in government documents:

Desert Storm Coalition Air Campaign, January-February 1991: Bibliography  

Compiled by Bibliography Branch, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, The Air University

Fog of War (The Washington Post) 

Searchable website from The Washington Post about various aspects of the war

Frontline: The Gulf War  (PBS)

Access to transcripts and other information related to the Frontline video

How PR Sold the War in the Persian Gulf (Center for Media and Democracy)

Part of the story about how a U.S. public relations firm employed by agents of Kuwait turned American public opinion toward war. [Excerpts of Chapter 10 of Toxic Sludge Is Good For You by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton (Common Courage Press, 1995)]

Military Resources: Gulf War/Persian War (Archives Library Information Center, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Official records on aspects of the Gulf War/Desert Storm

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history. In the Online Reading Room, navigate to the Subject List and select "Desert Storm" or navigate to the Chronological List and click on the appropriate period in the Table of Contents.

Persian Gulf War: Air Campaign 

Planning, execution, and results of the U.S. air campaign against Iraq

Persian Gulf War Books and Websites (Veterans History Project, Library of Congress) 

Suggested books and websites for information about The Persian Gulf War

Persian Gulf War: Images

Photos and maps of the war

Persian Gulf War: Timeline (Frontline, PBS)

Chronological sequence of events concerning the war, taken from Crusade: The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War by Rick Atkinson (1993), reprinted with permission of Houghton Mifflin Company.

Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Website reporting the health issue suffered by numerous war veterans 

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

News about the FBI's attempts to combat terrorism

Navy Department Library  (Naval History and Heritage Command, U.S. Navy)

Research sources on the U.S. Navy in American history. In the Online Reading Room, navigate to the Subject List and select "Terrorism, Global War on" or navigate to the Chronological List and click on the desired period in the Table of Contents.

Timeline of Terrorism (National Counterterrorism Center)

Part of the NCTC's International Terrorism Guide website, this timeline contains events relating to international terrorism. The website "contains many features across the full range of issues pertaining to international terrorism: technical pages on various threat-related topics, terrorist groups, and wanted terrorists. Each individual whose picture is portrayed is listed on the U.S. Government's Rewards for Justice website devoted to international terrorism." (source: website)

War on Terror: Images

Cartoons, photos, maps, and illustrations of the War on Terror

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